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If the mind loves solitude, it has thereby acquired a loftier character, and it becomes still more noble when the taste is indulged in.

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself; in the world it seeks or accepts of a few treacherous supports - the feigned compassions of one, the flattery of a second, the civilities of a third, the friendship of a fourth; they all deceive, and bring the mind back to retirement, reflection, and books.

In solitude, where we are least alone.

In solitude, where we are least alone.

In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.

In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.

It had been hard to have put more truth and untruth together in a few words than in that speech, Whosoever is delighted with solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

It has been from age to age an affectation to love the pleasure of solitude among those who cannot possibly be supposed qualified for passing life in that manner.

It has been said that he who retires to solitude is either a beast or an angel; the censure is too severe, and the praise unmerited: the discontented being, who retires from society, is generally some good-natured man, who has begun his life without experience, and knew not how to gain it in his intercourse with mankind.

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion. It is easy in solitude to live after our own. But the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

It is the mark of a superior man that, left to himself, he is able endlessly to amuse, interest and entertain himself out of his personal stock of meditations, ideas, criticisms, memories, philosophy, humor and what not.

It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.

It's a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.

Leisure and solitude are the best effect of riches, because the mother of thought. Both are avoided by most rich men, who seek company and business, which are signs of being weary of themselves.

Living a good deal alone will, I believe, correct me of my faults; for a man can do without his own approbations in society, but he must make great exertions to gain it when he lives alone. Without it I am convinced solitude is not to be endured.

Night, when words fade and things come alive, when the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

No doubt solitude is wholesome, but so is abstinence after a surfeit. - The true life of man is in society.

O sacred solitude! divine retreat! choice of the prudent! envy of the

Oh! lost to virtue, lost to manly thought, lost to the noble sallies of the soul, who think it solitude to be alone.

One can acquire everything in solitude but character.


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