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54 Absence Quotes

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

Mark Twain Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Ashleigh Brilliant Quotes

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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, . . .

Bible Quotes , Source: I Corinthians (ch. V, v. 3)

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In the hope to meet Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Underwoods--Miscellaneous Poems (LIX)

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'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 Quotes , Source: Absence Conquers Love

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

Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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

John Dryden Quotes

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

Walter S. Landor Quotes

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Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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There is one pain I often feel, which you will never know. It is caused by the absence of you.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Portia at I, ii)

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

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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

Comte DeBussy-Rabutin Quotes

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For with G.D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak it profanely) to be present with the Lord.

Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia) Quotes , Source: Oxford in the Vacation

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Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler, And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 22)

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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 Quotes , Source: Days of Absence

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Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravelled, fondly turns to thee; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 7)

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For there's nae luck about the house; There's nae luck at aw; There's little pleasure in the house When our gudeman's awa. - William Julius Mickle,

William Julius Mickle Quotes , Source: There's Nae Luck About the House--Ballad of Cumnor Hall

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

Ambrose Redmoon Quotes

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Absence - that common cure of love.

Lord Byron Quotes

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Thomas Haynes Bayly Quotes , Source: Isle of Beauty

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Achilles absent, was Achilles still.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. 22, l. 415), (Pope's translation)

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Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!

Francis Kazincy Quotes , Source: Separation

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What shall I do with all the days and hours That must be counted ere I see thy face? How shall I charm the interval that lowers Between this time and that sweet time of grace?

Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble (Mrs. Butler) Quotes , Source: Absence

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