Absence Quotes, Sayings about being absent

Absence and death are the same – only that in death there is no suffering.
– Walter S. Landor

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

A person of pleasing manners will be remembered in his absence.

Submitted by: liaqath

Faith is your guide in the absence of knowledge.
Toba Beta

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

A short absence is safest.

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.
– Jean Paul Richter

He who has not God in himself cannot feel His absence.
– Simone Weil

There is no good singing, there is only present and absent.
– Jeff Buckley

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


And it is strange that absence can feel like presence.
– Ally Condie

You can decorate absence however you want- but your still gonna feel what’s missing.
– Siobhan Vivian

I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.

Submitted by: mgb123

Security is not the absence of danger,but the presence of God,no matter what the danger.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
– Dr Carl Saga

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

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

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

Absence – that common cure of love.
Lord Byron

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
– Dorothy L. Sayers


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

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

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.
Ashleigh Brilliant

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

His cruelty was in his absence.
– Alice Sebold

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