Solitude Quotes

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

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

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




Solitude Quotes
Solitude Quotes

Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.
Anna Neagle

Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.
Bradley Chicho

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

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
Edward Gibbon

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

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

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

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Honore de Balzac

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

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

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
Joseph Roux

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
Kevin Patterson

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

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
Liv Tyler

Solitude is the place of purification.
Martin Buber

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
Mason Cooley

People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
Mason Cooley

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

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
Omar Khayyam

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
Paul Valery

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

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Stendhal

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
Sydney Smith

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
Thomas A. Edison

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

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
William Powell

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

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