Never find fault with the absent.
It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
A short absence is the safest.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.