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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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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 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 considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone,
and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience.
That's always been a tug of war for me.
- Jodie Foster

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

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space,
eternity, life and death.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

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

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
- Honore de Balzac

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter, day and night,
exercise and rest.
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

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

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

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

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

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

I don't mind solitude.
I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.
- Iris Chang

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

Be able to be alone.
Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
- Thomas Browne

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
- Mason Cooley

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

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

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

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

The conductor's stand is not a continent of power,
but rather an island of solitude.
- Riccardo Muti

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room
is something no power can easily destroy.
- Salman Rushdie

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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

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

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

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

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

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

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

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society
is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell

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

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

The best thinking has been done in solitude.
The worst has been done in turmoil.
- Thomas A. Edison

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

Mass communication, radio, and especially television,
have attempted, not without success,
to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
- Eugenio Montale

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
- Joseph Roux

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

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse

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


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