Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
It's lonely at the top; got no company.
Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire.
All great and precious things are lonely.
The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
Be good and you will be lonely.
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.
I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
There were times when he could not read the face he had studied so long, and when this lonely girl was a greater mystery to him than any women of the world...
It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times.
Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
Sometimes when you're really lonely, you really feel alive and you feel like you know who you are.
I think God leaves me alone to let me find my own strength because no one else can give it to me. Sometimes it is very lonely. But I know the lonely times teach me the most. I must let go in order to let anything in. No one can love me, for me. Take.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.