Absence Quotes

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Chuang Tzu

Absence - that common cure of love.

Lord Byron

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood

Elizabeth Ashley

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.

William Hazlitt

Coolness and absence of heat and haste indicate fine qualities

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.

Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.


It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

Since the essence of the soul is but a will to bestow, and all its manifestations and possessions are fulfillments of that will to bestow (...) therefore it is immortal and irreplaceable. The soul, with all its manifestations is eternal and exists forever. Absence does not apply to them upon the departure of the body. On the contrary, the absence of the corrupted form of the body, greatly strengthens it, thus enabling it to rise to the Heavens. Thus we have clearly shown that the persistence in no way depends upon the concepts it has acquired, as philosophers claim, but its eternality is in its very essence, meaning in its will to bestow, which is its essence. And the concepts it acquires are its reward, not its essence.

Yehuda Ashlag

This hunger for novelty which makes sensuous love equally changeful and rapacious, which makes us seek the same emotion in other bodies which we cast off as fast as they fall turns life into an infernal succession of disenchantments, spites and scorn; and it is chiefly that hunger for novelty which leaves us a prey to unrealizable hope and irrevocable regret. Those lovers who persist in remaining together execute themselves; the name of their common death, which at first was Absence, becomes Presence.

Henri Barbusse

Before people crow about the absence of Weapons of Mass Destruction, I suggest they wait a bit.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Women are weak, easily swayed by passion, driven by desire, lust. He lit a fire in her body, a fire that still burned, even in his absence

Alice Borchardt

The absence of sentimentalism in Christ's relations with men is what makes His tenderness so exquisitely touching.

Phillips Brooks

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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