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    Among the defects of the bill [Lord Derby's] which are numerous,
    one provision is conspicuous by its presence and another by its
    absence.

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I dote on his very absence, and I wish them a fair departure.

I dote on his very absence, and I wish them a fair departure.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Absence Quotes,
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The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent read more

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We have really no absent friends.

by Elizabeth E. Bowen Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well!

by Thomas Haynes Bayly Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Cassius and Brutus were the more distinguished for that very
circumstance that their portraits were absent.
[Lat., Praefulgebant read more

Cassius and Brutus were the more distinguished for that very
circumstance that their portraits were absent.
[Lat., Praefulgebant Cassius atque Brutus eo ipso, quod effigies
eorum non videbantur.]

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They are good that are away.

They are good that are away.

by Scottish Proverb Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

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

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No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.

No friend to Love like a long voyage at sea.

by Aphra Behn Found in: Absence Quotes,
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The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.

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

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Days of absence, sad and dreary,
Clothed in sorrow's dark array,--
Days of absence, I am weary;
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Days of absence, sad and dreary,
Clothed in sorrow's dark array,--
Days of absence, I am weary;
She I love is far away.

by Jean-jacques Rousseau Found in: Absence Quotes,
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