Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and blows in a fire.

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Happiness is just an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality.

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

No more we meet in yonder bowers, Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.

Sometimes I need what only you can provide - Your absence.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.