Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.
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.
There is a society in the deepest solitude.
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
A man by himself is in bad company.
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.
In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.
Only in solitude do we raise our hearts to the Heart of the Universe
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Solitude is a kind of freedom.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.
It takes solitude under the stars, for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny.
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.
The night is my companion, and solitude my guide
Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
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?
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