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This sacred shade and solitude, what is it? It is the felt presence of the Deity. - Few are the faults we flatter when alone. - By night an atheist half believes a God.

Those beings only are fit for solitude, who like nobody, and are liked by nobody.

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.

Unsociable tempers are contracted in solitude, which will in the end not fail of corrupting the understanding as well as the manners, and of utterly disqualifying a man for the satisfactions and duties of life. Men must be taken as they are, and we neither make them nor ourselves better by flying from or quarrelling with them.

Until I truly loved I was alone.

We enter the world alone, we leave it alone.

We never touch but at points.

We ought not to isolate ourselves, for we cannot remain in a state of isolation. Social intercourse makes us the more able to bear with ourselves and with others.

We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.

What would a man do if he were compelled to live always in the sultry heat of society, and could never better himself in cool solitude?


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