Solitude Quotes

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it

John Lubbock

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.


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

The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.

Joseph Cook

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

Victor Hugo

In the ice of solitude man becomes most inexorably a question to himself, and just because the question pitilessly summons and draws into play his most secret life he becomes an experience to himself.

Martin Buber

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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