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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Absence
 
A little absence does much good.  French.  1
Absence doth but hold off a friend to make one see him the more truly.  Pope.  2
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  J. H. Bailey.  3
Absence cools moderate passions but inflames violent ones.  4
Absence of occupation is not rest,
A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.  Cowper.
  5
Absence is love’s foe, far from the eyes, far from the heart.  Spanish.  6
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens.  7
Absent or dead still let a friend be dear,
A sigh the absent claim, the dead a tear.  Pope.
  8
Absent none without blame, present none without excuse.  French, Spanish.  9
Conspicuous by its absence.  Tacitus.  10
Far from the eyes, far from the heart.  11
He that is absent will not be the heir.  12
Long absence changes friends.  French.  13
Long absent soon forgotten.  14
The absent are always in the wrong.  French, Dutch.  15
The absent one will not be the heir.  Latin.  16
Whoso absents himself his share absents itself.  Arabian.  17
 
 
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