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Solitude is often the best society (Quote by - Proverb)

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

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear. (Quote by - George Herbert)

Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more! (Quote by - William Cowper)

When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest. (Quote by - Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin)

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. (Quote by - Pearl Buck)

I praise the Frenchman; his remark was shrewd, How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude." But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper (Quote by - William Cowper)

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. (Quote by - Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now)

In solitude, when we are least alone. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

There is a society in the deepest solitude. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

I owe my solitude to other people. (Quote by - Alan Watts)

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. (Quote by - Colette)

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. (Quote by - Marya Mannes)

We never touch but at points. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god (Quote by - Francis Bacon, Sr)

We enter the world alone, we leave it alone. (Quote by - James Anthony Froude)

It's a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night. (Quote by - Willie Sutton)

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

I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. (Quote by - Tennessee Williams)

I was never less alone than when by myself. (Quote by - Edward Gibbon)

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

Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle. (Quote by - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)


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