It’s no secret that being away from loved ones can be tough, but these 20 quotes about distance will remind you why it’s worth it. Whether you’re an entrepreneur working on your business full-time or a traveler exploring the world, these quotes will help keep you motivated when times are tough. Distance may separate us physically, but it never separates us emotionally. So whatever your journey may be, remember to keep those you love close to your heart.
Quotes About Distance
“As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence.”Alcibiades
“Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.”Francois de la Rochefoucauld
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”Charles Dickens
“Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.”Nikola Tesla
“Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.”Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”Henry David Thoreau
“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
“One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.”Victor Hugo
“Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.”Aristotle
“Greater things are believed of those who are absent.”Tacitus
“Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it.”James Howell
“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”William James
“Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.”Robert Morgan
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”Helen Keller
“To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed – that can make of this earth a garden.”Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Distance doesn’t exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times.”Yoko Ono
“Distance is a bad excuse for not having a good relationship with somebody. It’s the determination to keep it going or let it fall by the wayside; that’s the real reason that the relationships continue.”James McAvoy
“The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable.”Oscar Wilde
“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”Richard Bach
“A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.”John Newton
A Final Word
Whether you’re working away from home to support your family or traveling the world to see new places, the distance between us and our loved ones can make life more challenging. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. Seeing new things, making a difference in someone else’s life, and having adventures are all just a little bit easier when we’re doing it together- even if we’re miles apart.
Have any other quotes about distance or long distance relationships you’d add to the list? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
We hope these quotes have helped remind you why the journey is always worth taking, no matter how far apart we might be from those we love.
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