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Solitude Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Solitude.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts

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

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
- Joseph Roux

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

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

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

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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

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

I really do work in solitude.
- Donna Tartt

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

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

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

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

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

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

The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
- Allen Ginsberg

Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people:
that each protects the solitude of the other.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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

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 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 didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

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

Solitude is the place of purification.
- Martin Buber

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

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

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

Only in solitude do we find ourselves;
and in finding ourselves,
we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Solitude is un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs


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