Solitude Quotes

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.


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

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

James Russell Lowell

Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.

Robert Browning
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