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40 Quotes About Absence


  • Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air. – Pablo Neruda


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


  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder. – Thomas Haynes Bayly


If someone doesn’t appreciate your presence, make them appreciate your absence. – Unknown

Absence Quotes

  • Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. – Benjamin Franklin


  • Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence. – Jodi Picoult


  • Absence and death are the same, only that in death there is no suffering. – Theodore Roosevelt


  • But the absence of tears wasn’t the same as an absence of feeling. – Lisa Kleypas


  • Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire. – Francois de la Rouchefoucauld


  • The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves. – Charles Reade


  • The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse. – Benjamin Franklin


  • Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great. – Unknown


  • Don’t struggle to make your presence noticed. Just make your absence felt. – Tinku Razoria


  • Absence of proof is not proof of absence. – William Cowper


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


  • Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. – Ambrose Bierce
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  • When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind. – Thomas a Kempis


  • Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence. – Salman Rushdie


  • The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. – Henry A. Kissinger


  • Absence from whom we love is worse than death. – William Cowper


  • Absence – that common cure of love. – Lord Byron


  • Nothing reopens the springs of love so fully as absence, and no absence so thoroughly as that which must needs be endless. – Anthony Trollope


  • The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable. – Oscar Wilde


  • Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours. – Rumi


  • Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. – Roger de Rabutin


  • It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. – John Steinbeck


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


  • Sometimes I need what only you can provide! your absence. – Unknown


  • In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence. – Isaac Newton


  • In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. – Aleister Crowley
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  • You can decorate absence however you want- but your still gonna feel what’s missing. – Siobhan Vivian


  • Boredom is simply the absence of an interesting perspective. – Brandon A. Trean


  • A short absence is the safest. – Ovid


  • Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect,and the absence of ego. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


  • Greater things are believed of those who are absent. – Tacitus


  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. – Carl Sagan


  • Never find fault with the absent. – Alexander Pope



  • The absence of happiness doesn’t mean unhappiness. – Praveen Sighal