Solitude Quotes

In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.

William Mathews

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?

Charles De Gaulle

Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.

Samuel Johnson

Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellows. The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge College is as solitary as a dervis in the desert.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

The night is my companion, and solitude my guide

Sarah McLaughlin

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

It takes solitude under the stars, for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny.

Archibald Rutledge

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean De La Bruyere

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Aldous Huxley

For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.

John Milton

In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.

George Herbert

Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

There is a society in the deepest solitude.

Isaac D'Israeli

Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for--has been flown to.

Isaac D'Israeli

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.

John Stuart Blackie

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russell Lowell

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude

Joseph Addison

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is

William Jay

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

Honore de Balzac

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

When everyone leaves you it’s loneliness you feel, when you leave everyone else it’s solitude.

Alfred Polgar

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