Absence Quotes

Quotes About Absence


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


What! keep a week away! Seven days and nights?
Eight score eight hours? and lovers' absent hours,
More tedious than the dial eight score times?
O weary reckoning!
SHAKS.: Othello, Act iii., Sc. 1.

Let no one be willing to speak ill of the absent. - Propertius
Though lost to sight, to memory dear
Thou ever wilt remain.
GEORGE LINLEY: Song, Though Lost to Sight.

Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more.
POPE: Eloisa to A., Line 361.

O last love! O first love!
My love with the true heart,
To think I have come to this your home,
And yet—we are apart!
JEAN INGELOW: Sailing Beyond Seas.

'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 W. THOMAS: Absence Conquers Love.

There's not a wind but whispers of thy name.
_Mirandola_. B.W. PROCTER.


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