Be moderate in praising a man when he is present, but give him full credit when he is absent.
Absence makes the heart go wander.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
A short absence quickens love, a long absence kills it.
When the cat’s away the mice will play.
Long absent, soon forgotten.
Out of sight, out of mind.
The absent are always in the wrong.
They are good that are away.
Absence is to love what wind is to a fire; it puts out the little, it kindles the great.