I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind
Solitude is often the best society
The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it
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.
Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.
Solitude vivifies; isolation kills
I owe my solitude to other people.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
The best thinking has been done in solitude.
Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.
Solitude is the playfield of Satan.
Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living.
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
To seek solitude like a wild animal. That is my only ambition.
The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.
Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with him who alone can deliver us from solitude.
For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefined panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.