> Topic Index > S - Topics > Solitude Quotes

Solitude Quotes

These are some of the best 'Solitude' quotations and sayings.

Pages: 1234Next

...the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude.

A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone.

Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea.

Alone, man - weak, tottering - yet with God this handful of dust made to be unmade, moulded to be molding, grasps the ungraspable, utters the ineffable, and when what seems too profound for human intelligence sweeps into the horizon, solitude is no more and misery has departed.

Amid the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, to hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, and roam along, the world's tired denizen, with none to bless us, none whom we can bless; this is to be alone; this, this is solitude.

An entire life of solitude contradicts the purpose of our being, since death itself is scarcely an idea of more terror.

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

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, but God to man doth speak in solitude.

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.

Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.

great! by thy pure stream, or in thy waving shade, we count fair wisdom.

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

How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude! but grant me still a friend in my retreat, whom I may whisper, solitude is sweet.

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.

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

I praise the Frenchman; his remark was shrewd, - "How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude." But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper - Solitude is sweet.

I really only have Perfect Fun with myself. Other people won't stop and look at the things I want to look at or, if they do, they stop to please me or to humor me or to keep the peace.

I was never less alone than when by myself.

If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.

If from society we learn to live, it is solitude should teach us how to die.

Pages: 1234Next