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Quotations on Absence

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The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Is not absence death to those who love?

~ Alexander Pope

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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.

~ Colette

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

~ Thomas A. Kempis

The absent are always in the wrong.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

They are good that are away.

~ Proverbs

- Scottish Proverb

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

~ Walter S. Landor

The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.

~ Charles Reade

No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.

~ Aphra Behn

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