Quotes about Absence

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

Among the defects of the bill [Lord Derby's] which are numerous, one provision is conspicuous by its presence and another by its absence.

Lord John Russell (1)

I dote on his very absence, and I wish them a fair departure.

William Shakespeare

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

'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

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Sometimes I need what only you can provide - your absence.

Ashleigh Brilliant

I dote on his very absence.

William Shakespeare

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!

Thomas Haynes Bayly

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent friends.

Elizabeth E. Bowen

Absence, that common cure of love.

Miguel de Cervantes

Absence from whom we love is worse than death.

William Cowper

Absence is to love what wind is to a fire; it puts out the little, it kindles the great.

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

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

John Dryden

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

Walter S. Landor

Is not absence death to those who love?

Alexander Pope

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

Comte Debussy-rabutin

Ye flowers that drop, forsaken by the spring, Ye birds that, left by summer, cease to sing, Ye trees that fade, when Autumn heats remove, Say, is not absence death to those who love?

Alexander Pope

Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mahomet, and Napoleon; without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and schools combined; without the eloquence of schools, He spoke words of life such as never were spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of any orator or poet; without writing a single line, He has set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art and sweet songs of praise, than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times. Born in a manger, and crucified as a malefactor, He now controls the destinies of the civilized world, and rules a spiritual empire which embraces one-third of the inhabitants of the globe. There never was in this world a life so unpretending, modest, and lowly in its outward form and condition, and yet producing such extraordinary effects upon all ages, nations, and classes of men. The annals of history produce no other example of such complete and astonishing success in spite of the absence of those material, social, literary, and artistic powers and influences which are indispensable to success for a mere man.

Philip Schaff

Good Friday Faith is the acknowledgment of the entire absence of all goodness in us, and the recognition of the cross as the substitute for all the want on our part. The whole work is His, not ours, from first to last.

Horatius Bonar

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

Mark Twain

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

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