Achilles absent was Achilles still!
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.