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    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.

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Condemned whole years in absence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more.

Condemned whole years in absence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more.

by Alexander Pope 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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All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee read more

All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Absence Quotes,
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The absent are always in the wrong.

The absent are always in the wrong.

by English Proverb Found in: Absence Quotes,
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In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.

In the hope to meet
Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.

by Ben Jonson Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

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

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

by Walter S. Landor Found in: Absence Quotes,
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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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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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