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

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude. ~Mason Cooley

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

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss. ~Guru Nanak

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

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

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear. ~George Herbert

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

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

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

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Finding solitude in the concrete jungle is powerful and peaceful. ~Mike Dolan

For those uneasy with the world, solitude is the only guarantee of confidence. ~Terri Guillemets

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

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

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

God is absence. God is the solitude of man. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. ~Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

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

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

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

I owe my solitude to other people. ~Alan Watts

I really do work in solitude. ~Donna Tartt

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ~Henry David Thoreau

I'm not anti-social. I'm pro-solitude. ~Author Unknown

In a soulmate we find not company but a completed solitude. ~Robert Brault

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

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

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

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. ~Pearl Buck

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me. ~Jodie Foster

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

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

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude. ~Paul Tillich

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ~Paul Tillich

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Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone. ~Elie Wiesel

Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection. ~Eugenio Montale

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~Lorraine Hansberry

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. ~Marcus Aurelius

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

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ~Hans Margolius

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. ~Miguel de Unamuno

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

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ~Harold Bloom

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

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

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. ~Thomas Mann

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

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons. ~Abu Bakr

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

Solitude is independence. ~Hermann Hesse

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

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

Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not. ~Anna Neagle

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

Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation. ~Wislawa Szymborska

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are. ~Robert Cecil

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty. ~Moliere

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

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

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. ~Voltaire

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

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

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. ~Allen Ginsberg

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

There are days when you seek the company of your solitude, and your solitude just wants to be left alone. ~Robert Brault

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. ~Victor Hugo

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

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. ~William Penn

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True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow. ~Edward Hoagland

We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart... and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together.... I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude. ~Helen Hayes

We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves? ~Morris Adler

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 is solitude. ~William Wordsworth

When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest. ~Antonio Porchia

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves. ~Eda LeShan

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

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~Francis Bacon

Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude. ~Frank Muir

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves. ~Eric Hoffer

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Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. ~Barbara de Angelis

You will not find a soulmate in the quiet of your room. You must go to a noisy place and look in the quiet corners. ~Robert Brault

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