Absence Proverbs

Sayings about Absence

Absence is the enemy of love.~ Italian Proverbs

Salt water and absence wash away love.~ Traditional Proverb

Absence is a foe to love; away from the eyes, away from the heart. ~ Italian Proverb

Absence sharpens love; presence strengthens it. ~ English Proverbs

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.~ Traditional Proverb

A little absence does a lot of good.~ French Proverb

Absence makes the heart forget.~ Kenyan Proverbs

Long absence changes friends.~ French Proverb

Separation secures manifest friendship. ~ Indian Proverbs

Never find fault with the absent.~ Saying

Quotations about Absence

Absence is a state or condition in which something expected, wanted, or looked for is not present or does not exist. ~ More on the definition of absence

Sayings about Absence

Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. ~ Victor Hugo

Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much extinguishes it. ~ Hannah More

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. ~ Khalil Gibran

Absence — that common cure of love. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

A short absence is the safest. ~ Ovid

No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation. ~ Philip Stanhope

Days of absence, sad and dreary, clothed in sorrow’s dark array, days of absence, I am weary; she I love is far away. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

‘Tis said that absence conquers love; But oh! Believe it not. I’ve tried, alas! Its power to prove, but thou art not forgot. ~ Frederick William Thomas.

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. ~ Alexander Pope

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.~ Sir Matthew Hale

Woman absent is woman dead. ~ Ambrose Bierce

When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover’s apprehension. ~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Absence is all love’s crime. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

In a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things. ~ Marcel Proust

Sometimes I need what only you can provide, your absence. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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

How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December’s bareness everywhere! ~William Shakespeare

For when two beings who are not friends are near each other there is no meeting, and when friends are far apart there is no separation.~  Simone Weil

Authors and lovers always suffer some infatuation, from which only absence can set them free. ~ Samuel Johnson

I find that absence still increases love. ~ Charles Hopkins

No more we meet in yonder bowers. Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, have found monotony in loving. ~ Lord Byron

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. ~ Walter Benjamin

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. ~ Brendan F. Behan

We only part to meet again. ~ John Gay

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. ~ Nicholas Sparks

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood. ~ Elizabeth Ashley

To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment. ~ George Lansdowne

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night. ~ Bill Watterson

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. ~ Elizabeth Bowen

In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. ~ Hans Nouwens

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. ~ William Cowper

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death. ~ Anna Brownell Jameson

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. ~ Kay Knudsen

Absence from those we love is self from self–a deadly banishment. ~ William Shakespeare

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it? ~ Nicholas Rowe

If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~ Claudia Adrienne Grandi

Can miles truly separate you from friends…. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? ~ Richard Bach

Presence is more than just being there. ~ Malcolm Forbes

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Parting is such sweet sorrow. ~ William Shakespeare

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. ~ John Dryden

Absence and death are the same — only that in death there is no suffering. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great. ~ Comte De Bussy-Rabutin

Absence makes the hear grow fonder. Prolonged absence makes the heart forget. ~ Thomas Haynes Bayly

When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind. ~ Thomas a Kempis

Greater things are believed of those who are absent. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. ~ Colley Cibber

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman’s greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn’t want her. ~ Helen Rowland

Absence, like death, sets a seal on the image of those we love: we cannot realize the intervening changes which time may have effected. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

Short absence quickens love; long absence kills it. ~ Marquis de Mirabeau

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