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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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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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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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Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!

Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!

by Francis Kazincy Found in: Absence Quotes,
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With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence--o'er and o'er again
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With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence--o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!

by Thomas Moore Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

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I dote on his very absence.

I dote on his very absence.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Is not absence death to those who love?

Is not absence death to those who love?

by Alexander Pope Found in: Absence Quotes,
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Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Absence Quotes,
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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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