Saturday, 10 August 2013

Solitude


All mens misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. This great misfortune – to be incapable of solitude. - Jean de La Bruyere

Be alone sometime to ponder over your life. All distinguished thinkers spent a little time in solitude. - Unknown

By all means sometimes be alone; salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear; dare to look in thy chest; and tumble up and down what thou findest there. - William Wordsworth

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Unknown

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. - Oscar Wilde

In solitude, there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers. - Dodinsky

Know how to be solitary is central to the art of living. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. - Unknown

Little do people perceive what solitude is, and how far it extend. 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

Only in solitude do we find ourselves. - Miguel de Unanimo

People who take time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve. - Unknown

Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. Solitude is the ally of sorrow as well as a companion of spiritual exaltation. - Kahlil Gibran

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

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. - Unknown

The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. It abhors people, as a wounded deer deserts the herd and lives in a cave until it is healed or dead. - Kahlil Gibran

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. - Francis Bacon

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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