Quotes about Absence

Is not absence death to those who love? Alexander Pope

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Thomas Fuller

Absence lessens the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind douses a candle and kindles a fire. Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

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

I was court-martialled in my absence, sentenced to death in my absence. So I said, right, you can shoot me in my absence. Brendan Behan

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