The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
- Edmund Clowney – Trials “Trials should not surprise us, or cause us to doubt God’s faithfulness. God sends trials to strengthen our trust in Him.” ~Edmund Clowney
- "The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love… "The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be rekindled by intervals of absence" - Samuel Johnson
- "I have seen a thousand graves opened, and… "I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust." - Lord Byron
- J. E. Buchrose "Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life." J. E. Buchrose quotes