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Solitude Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Solitude

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Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

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The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
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

 

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Peter Hoeg

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely.
You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau

The most important words in the English language
are not "I love you" but "It's benign."
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

We don't have a language for the senses.
Feelings are images,
sensations are like musical sounds.
- Anais Nin

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

A riot is, at bottom, the language of the unheard.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it.
- Mark Twain

Use what language you will,
you can never say anything but what you are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

I feel impelled to speak today in a language
that in a sense is new-one which I,
who have spent so much of my life in the military profession,
would have preferred never to use.
That new language is the language of atomic warfare.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw,
hear what you heard, feel what you felt.
Relevant detail, couched in concrete,
colorful language, is the best way
to recreate the incident as it happened
and to picture it for the audience.
- Dale Carnegie

If what is seen and experienced is portrayed
in the language of logic,
we are engaged in science.
If it is communicated through forms
whose connections are not accessible
to the conscious mind but are
recognized intuitively as meaningful,
then we are engaged in art.
- Albert Einstein

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
- Luciano Pavarotti

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The importance of history is in it's
educational value for our lives today,
not in regret, resentment, or revenge.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu


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