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Robert Cecil Quotes and Sayings

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Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
- Robert Cecil

A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses;
all their comparisons of title,
wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
- Robert Cecil

People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
- Robert Cecil

Examples is more forcible than precept.
People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
- Robert Cecil

 

Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.
- Robert Cecil

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better;
unbelief makes all good evil,
and all evil worse.
Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear;
unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf.
- Robert Cecil

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

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Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
- Louis Aragon

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
- Aldous Huxley

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
- Walter Savage Landor

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.
Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz

Imagination, the traitor of the mind,
has taken my solitude and slain it.
- Robinson Jeffers

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future.
Rather, it is a deepening of the present,
and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
- Thomas Merton

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

Solitude gives birth to the original in us,
to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry.
But also, it gives birth to the opposite:
to the perverse,
the illicit, the absurd.
- Thomas Mann

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of
the night without thinking that the night pleases us
because it suppresses idle details,
just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that
which is salutary for his soul,
for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
- Guru Nanak

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.
I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
- Tom Hanks

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
- Jeremy Collier

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased;
but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing
the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit,
but God to man doth speak in solitude.
- John Stuart Blackie

I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness.
The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
- Paul Brunton

But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming.
Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
- Anna Neagle

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
- Liv Tyler

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
- Karl Kraus

I needed to be in the bush.
There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus.
That's where my heart lies.
- Mark Burnett

It's hard to spend years at a time working in total
solitude with no reality-check.
- Russell Banks

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
- Kevin Patterson

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude,
and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.
- Michael Chabon

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented,
is the only pleasing Solitude.
- Richard Steele

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
- Francis Bacon

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
- Mason Cooley

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with
us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
- William Jay

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone,
gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
- Paul Valery

Solitude, though it may be silent as light,
is like light, the mightiest of agencies;
for solitude is essential to man.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
- Thomas de Quincey

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.
- Publilius Syrus

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude,
but in the world; since it is experience of life,
and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
- Giacomo Leopardi

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse


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