Solitude Quotes

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

James Russell Lowell

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

John Stuart Blackie

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

There is a society in the deepest solitude.

Isaac D'Israeli

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

Henry David Thoreau

A man by himself is in bad company.

Eric Hoffer

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

Jules Renard

Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

George Herbert

An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Henry Miller

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

John Milton

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

Aldous Huxley

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean De La Bruyere

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon

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

Archibald Rutledge

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

The night is my companion, and solitude my guide

Sarah McLaughlin

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

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

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

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

William Mathews

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Sydney Smith

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

Berthold Auerbach

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

Victor Hugo

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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