Solitude Quotes

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.

Thomas de Quincey

The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.

Omar Khayyam

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.

Voltaire

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.

Robert Cecil

Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.

Robert Browning

Solitude is the play field of Satan

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Octavio Paz

I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts

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

John Lubbock

Solitude is often the best society

Proverb

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.

Salman Rushdie

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.

Jack Kerouac

Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. Cultivate regular periods of silence and meditation. The best time to build judgment is in solitude, when you can think out things for yourself without the probability of interruption

Grenville Kleiser

The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places; and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the mind inwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.

Isaac D'Israeli

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the ice of solitude man becomes most inexorably a question to himself, and just because the question pitilessly summons and draws into play his most secret life he becomes an experience to himself.

Martin Buber

How sweet to feel its helpless form Depending thus on me alone! And while I hold it safe and warm What bliss to think it is my own! To feel my hand so kindly prest, To know myself beloved at last, To think my heart has found a rest, My life of solitude is past!

Anne Bront

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

In solitude, when we are least alone.

Lord Byron

Solitude either develops the mental powers, or renders men dull and vicious.

Victor Hugo

Solitude has a healing consoler, friend, companion: it is work.

Berthold Auerbach

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Sydney Smith

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