The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
Never find fault with the absent.
When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.