Solitude Quotes

Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with him who alone can deliver us from solitude.

Georges Lefevre

Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.

John Updike

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.

Laurence Sterne

Wholesome solitude, the nurse of sense!

Alexander Pope

Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.


To seek solitude like a wild animal. That is my only ambition.

Dalai Lama

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Laurence Sterne

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

Thomas Edison

Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living.


Only in solitude do we raise our hearts to the Heart of the Universe

Miguel de Yunamunojugo

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.

May Sarton

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.

Paul Tillich

Solitude is bearable only with God

Andre Gide

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid

Karl Kraus
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