, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 World of Proverbs: Absent (27)

Absent (27)

A servant is known in the absence of his master.
— English

A little absence does much good.
— French

Absence sharpens love, presence stengthens it.
— English

Absence is a shrew.
— English

Absence is a foe to love; out of sight out of mind
— Italian

Absence is foe to love; away from
the eyes, away from the heart.
— Spanish

Absent, none without blame;
present, none without excuse.
— French

Abstinence is the best medicine.
— Indian (Tamil)

Abstinence and fasting cure many a complaint.
— Danish

Counting absent goats means counting even dead ones.
— African (Shona)

Friendship is good, though absence from friends is painful.
— Irish

God is our neighbor when our brother is absent.
— Swahili

In the absence of moonlight the star shines.
— African (Hausa)

Long absent soon forgotten.
— English

Long absence changes friends.
— French

One speaks badly of the absent
but fears the present.
— Nigerian

The eye is blind if the mind is absent.
— Italian

The eyewitness observes what the absent does not see.
— African (Egypt)

The absent party is still faulty.
— English

The dead and the absent have no friends.
— Spanish

The absent are always in the wrong.
— French

The absent always bear the blame.
— Dutch

The absent are always to blame.
— Hebrew

Though many guests are absent,
he only who enlivens the party is missed.
— African (Yoruba)

When weeds invade the land,
it means the owner is absent.
— Ugandan

You cannot shave a man's head in his absence.
— African (Yoruba)