Absence

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Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer
Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends
The absent fell and fear every ill
Absence - that common cure of love
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle and blow in a fire
Absence, like death, sets a seal on the image of those we love: we cannot realize the intervening changes which time may have effected.
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