times the road of life can seem dark, cold, and lonely
and our dreams feel so far away. But then an encouraging
word from a friend or even reading an inspiring quote
or listening to a moving song can renew our sense
of hope and give us the strength to keep on trying
once again to accomplish our dreams.
Robert Alan Silverstein
was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes
and curl my back to loneliness.
have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of
this world's happiness now. How?
By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone
who is lonely or discouraged.
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say
today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
-- Dale Carnegie
have all known the long loneliness and we have learned
that the only solution is love and that love comes with
cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone
-- Wayne Dyer
is strange to be known so universally and yet to be
someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers
a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand
a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
-- Loretta Girzaitis
join with me in this campaign. Lend me your strength
and your support-and together, we will call America
home to the ideals that nourished us in the beginning.
From secrecy, and deception in high places, come home,
military spending so wasteful that it weakens our
nation, come home, America.
From the entrenchment of special privilege and tax
From the waste of idle hands to the joy of useful
From the prejudice of race and sex-
From the loneliness of the aging poor and the despair
of the neglected sick, come home, America.
Come home to the affirmation that we have a dream.
Come home to the conviction that we can move our country
Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer world.
And let us be joyful in the homecoming,
for:' this land is your land, this land is my land.
From California to the New York Islands.
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters.
This land was made for you and me.'
May God grant us the wisdom to cherish this good land
and to meet the great challenge that beckons us home.
This is the time.
it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities
begin. It is here that you discover act without motion,
labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity,
and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend
is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware
of truths before their times."
-- Thomas Brackett Reed
What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts
were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of
the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon
happens to man. All things are connected.
is much suffering in the world - physical, material,
mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the
greed of others. The material and physical suffering
is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from
all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering
is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I
have come more and more to realize that it is being
unwanted that is the worst disease that any human
being can ever experience."
us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us
not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. -- Mother
should young people do with their lives today? Many things,
But the most daring thing is to create stable communities
in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle;
and one faces down fears of today so that those of
tomorrow might be engaged.
is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first
century -- solidarity with the weak, the persecuted,
the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed
by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning
to a community in which all members will define themselves
not by their own identity but by that of others.
is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.”
-- Richard Wilbur