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I never found the 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. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau, "Solitude," Walden, 1854)

We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart... and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together.... I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude. (Quote by - Helen Hayes)

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

One can acquire everything in solitude but character. (Quote by - Stendhal)

Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone--man with his God must strive. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Night, when words fade and things come alive, when the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. (Quote by - Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude. (Quote by - John Stuart Blackie)

The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires. (Quote by - Omar Khayyam)

Whoever gives himself up to solitude, Ah! he is soon alone. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for--has been flown to. (Quote by - Isaac D'Israeli)

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. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. (Quote by - Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun)

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

Thrice happy he, who by some shady grove, Far from the clamorous world; doth live his own; Though solitary, who is not alone, But doth converse with that eternal love. (Quote by - William Drummond)

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau, 1854)

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. (Quote by - William Penn)

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

What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it - like a secret vice. (Quote by - Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

O Solitude! if I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap Of murky buildings: climb with me the steep,-- Nature's observatory--whence the dell, In flowery slopes, its river's crystal swell, May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep 'Mongst boughs pavilion'd, where the deer's swift leap Startles the wild bee from the foxglove bell. (Quote by - John Keats)

A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with a sort of greedy enjoyment, as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was saturated with the bouquet of silence. (Quote by - Holbrook Jackson)

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (Quote by - May Sarton)

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills (Quote by - Joseph Roux)

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. (Quote by - Jack Kerouac)

In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages. (Quote by - W. Matthews)


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