To fly from, need not be to hate, makind: All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain.
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.
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till the other is ready, and it may be along time before they get off.
Oh, for the simple life,/For tents and starry skies!
Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.
Only in solitude do we find ourselves and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Solitude is the playfield of Satan.
This great misfortune to be incapable of solitude.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
Solitude vivifies isolation kills.
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude.
I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
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.
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, 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.
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
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.
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.
Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.
I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It's the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the real world since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.