Solitude

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  • “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  • “Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” ~ Aristotle
  • “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Solitude is the place of purification.” ~ Martin Buber
  • “Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.” ~ Thomas Mann
  • “In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  • “Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.” ~ Naomi Judd
  • “Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.” ~ Kevin Patterson
  • “It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • “The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.” ~ Francis Bacon
  • “Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  • “Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper than the emergency bonds of fear and anger.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  • “In solitude, where we are least alone.” ~ Lord Byron
  • “True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.” ~ Edward Hoagland
  • “It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.” ~ K.T.Jong
  • “The whole value of solitude depends upon one’s self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.” ~ John Lubbock
  • “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” ~ Ellen Burstyn
  • “Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  • “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  • “The things one experiences alone with oneself are very much stronger and purer.” ~ Eugene Delacroix
  • “Solitude can be frightening because it invites us to meet a stranger we think we may not want to know ? ourselves.” ~ Melvyn Kinder
  • “Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” ~ Hans Margolius
  • “Solitude gives birth to the original in us.” ~ Thomas Mann
  • “Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself.” ~ Alice Hegan Rice
  • “Solitude is a necessary protest to the incursions and the false alarms of society’s hysteria, a period of cure and recovery.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” ~ Lorraine Hansberry
  • “Finding solitude in the concrete jungle is powerful and peaceful.” ~ Mike Dolan
  • “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  • “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.” ~ Pearl Buck

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