The absent are always in the wrong.
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
When a person is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Is not absence death to those who love?
Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.
The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
They are able because they think they are able.