'Tis said that absence conquers love;
But oh! believe it not
I've tried, alas! its power to prove,
But thou art not forgot.
In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
But when he (man) shall have been taken from sight, he quickly
goes also out of mind.
[Lat., Cum autem sublatus fuerit ab oculis, etiam cito transit a
Absence and death are the same--only that in death there is no suffering.
For I verily, absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged
already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so
done this deed, . . .
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; every little absence is an age.
Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel, the other blows it till it burns clear.
Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
I dote on his very absence, and I wish them a fair departure.
With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence--o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
Sometimes I need what only you can provide -- your absence.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
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