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Positive Quotes about Solitude

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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

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

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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude,
and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings
to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

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

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

I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts

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

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

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 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 independence.
- Hermann Hesse

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

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

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

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

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

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

I'm pretty social so it's hard for me to find solitude,
but I need to have solitude to write.
- Catie Curtis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I really do work in solitude.
- Donna Tartt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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