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Solitude Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Solitude are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Values Positive Motivational Purpose Life-Purpose

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

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein


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We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
- Louis Aragon

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Aristotle

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.
I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
- Tom Hanks

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

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society
is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell

In solitude, where we are least alone.
- Lord Byron

I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.
- Michael Chabon

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason,
and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
- Aphra Behn

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
- Jeremy Collier

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
- Karl Kraus

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses,
I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind,
which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
- Knut Hamsun

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people:
that each protects the solitude of the other.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room
is something no power can easily destroy.
- Salman Rushdie

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
- Mason Cooley

The conductor's stand is not a continent of power,
but rather an island of solitude.
- Riccardo Muti

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.
- Publilius Syrus

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space,
eternity, life and death.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Solitude is un-American.
- Erica Jong

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future.
Rather, it is a deepening of the present,
and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
- Thomas Merton

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.
Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness.
The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
- Paul Brunton

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
- Sydney Smith

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
- Francis Bacon

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
- Walter Savage Landor

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Be able to be alone.
Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
- Thomas Browne

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is
to truly embrace your solitude.
- Jeanne Moreau

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings
to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen
in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms,
Than reign in this horrible place.
- William Cowper

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with
us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
- William Jay

Imagination, the traitor of the mind,
has taken my solitude and slain it.
- Robinson Jeffers

To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented,
is the only pleasing Solitude.
- Richard Steele


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