Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old absence quotes, absence sayings, and absence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

List Of Motivational Absence Quotes And Sayings

 

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

Benjamin Franklin


The absence of happiness doesn’t mean unhappiness.

Praveen Sighal


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Thomas Haynes Bayly


Absence of proof is not proof of absence.

William Cowper


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

Theodore Roosevelt


Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

Ambrose Bierce


Absence – that common cure of love.

Lord Byron 


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

Lisa Kleypas 


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

Benjamin Franklin


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

Pablo Neruda 


Best Inspirational Absence Quotes And Proverbs

 

 

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

Ouida


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

Thomas a Kempis


Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.

Salman Rushdie

 


The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.

Henry A. Kissinger


Absence from whom we love is worse than death.

William Cowper


Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.

Francois de la Rouchefoucauld


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

Roger de Rabutin


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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld 


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

John Steinbeck 


Famous Humorous Absence Quotes And Proverbs

 

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

Roger de Rabutin de Bussy


Don’t struggle to make your presence noticed. Just make your absence felt.

Tinku Razoria


The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable.

Oscar Wilde


There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, […]

Helen Macdonald


In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.

Isaac Newton


Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Benjamin Franklin


In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.

Aleister Crowley


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

Siobhan Vivian


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

William Shakespeare


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

Theodore Roosevelt


A short absence is the safest.

Ovid