Solitude Quotes

Solitude is an audience-chamber with God

Walter S. Landor

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.

Miguel de Unamuno

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills

Joseph Roux

Solitude is the place of purification.

Martin Buber

Solitude is independence.

Hermann Hesse

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

Karl Kraus

He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude


Solitude is bearable only with God

Andre Gide

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.

Virginia Woolf

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

Paul Tillich

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

May Sarton

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

Samuel Johnson

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

Miguel de Yunamunojugo

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


Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

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

Laurence Sterne

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

Dalai Lama

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


The strong man is strongest when alone.

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Wholesome solitude, the nurse of sense!

Alexander Pope

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.

Laurence Sterne

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

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

Richard Cecil

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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