Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Our feeling for those who we
love increases when we are apart from them.
Shakespeare echoed this sentiment in "Othello" (Act 1, scene ii), when
Desdemona confessed, "I dote upon his very absence." James Howell, in
"Familiar Letters" (1650) says that, "Distance sometimes endears
friendship, and absence sweeteneth it."
other references to this proverb in literature, but it was originally
the first line of an anonymous poem which appeared in Davison's
"Poetical Rhapsody" in 1602.
Cheer up brothers, everyone
knows that absence makes the heart grow fonder.