Absence Quotes

Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry Kissinger

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?

Saint Augustine

Absence is the enemy of love


Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?

Arthur Miller

The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence

Samuel Johnson

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Jean Paul Richter

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!

Thomas Bayly

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear

Mark Twain

Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.

William Shakespeare

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The absence of war is not peace.

Harry S Truman

The only consolation I can find in your immediate presence is your ultimate absence

Shelagh Delaney

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

American Proverb

Absence in love is like water on fire, a little quickens, but much extinguishes

Hannah Moore

Absence makes the heart grow wander

Gerald Barzan

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.

Freya Stark

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Absent in body, but present in spirit.


The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives.

Edwin C Bliss

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

The heart may think it knows better: The senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent friends.

Elizabeth Bowen

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

Quote of the Day

From around the web

Updated On : November 18, 2013
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play