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Peace of mind comes when we find comfort in solitude instead of lonlieness.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.
-- Thomas A. Edison

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

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

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our 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

Friendship needs no words -
it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
-- Dag Hammarskjold

Solitude is independence. - Hermann Hesse

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
~ Aldous Huxley

 

Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What? You too? I thought I was the only one." . . . . It is when two such person discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision - it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude.
-- C.S. Lewis

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.
Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
-- Octavio Paz

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined.

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

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

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

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
-- Liv Tyler

Do not allow yourself to be imprisoned by any affection. Keep your solitude. The day, if it ever comes, when you are given true affection there will be no opposition between interior solitude and friendship, quite the reverse. It is even by this infallible sign that you will recognize it.
-- Simone Weil

 

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