Absence Quotes, Sayings about being absent

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

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

Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful.
James Matthew Barrie

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

Your absence of mind we have borne, till your presence of body came to be called in question by it.
– Charles Lamb

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

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Robert Louis Stevenson

The absent are always in the wrong.


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