Solitude

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Solitude is independence.

Hermann Hesse

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Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.

Jules Verne

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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Stendhal

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Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Solitude is the place of purification.

Martin Buber

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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Aristotle

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But I think there's something wonderful and extraordinary about climbing on your own and just that kind of relationship to the environment. I'm very addicted to the mountains. You know, so, I do like that solitude.

Andy Serkis

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Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone.

Rollo May

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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

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

Albert Einstein

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Solitude — quotes and aphorisms

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.

Omar Khayyam

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First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.

Saint Basil

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

Albert Einstein

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Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

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Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.

Robert Fulghum

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In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Laurence Sterne

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