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Solitude Quotes

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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

Related topics: Inspirational Values Positive Motivational Purpose Life-Purpose

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night,
when everyone has retired.
- Zane Grey

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

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
- Joseph Roux

Solitude is the place of purification.
- Martin Buber

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

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

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

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

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

In solitude, where we are least alone.
- Lord Byron

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends,
rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
- William Powell

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

Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

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

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

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

God is absence.
God is the solitude of man.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

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

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen
in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms,
Than reign in this horrible place.
- William Cowper

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

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason,
and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
- Aphra Behn

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
- Laurence Sterne

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection
to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
- Barbara de Angelis

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

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

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

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
- Sydney Smith

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

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
- Abu Bakr

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

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

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

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

Solitude is un-American.
- Erica Jong

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


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