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But everything that may some day be possible to many the solitary man can now prepare and build with his hands, that err less. Therefore, dear sir, love your solitude and bear with sweet-sounding lamentation the suffering it causes you. For those who are near you are far, you say, and that shows it is beginning to grow wide about you. And when what is near you is far, then your distance is already among the stars and very large; rejoice in your growth, in which you naturally can take no one with you, and be kind to those who remain behind, and be sure and calm before them and do not torment them with your doubts and do not frighten them with your confidence or joy, which they could not understand. Seek yourself some sort of simple and loyal community with them, which need not necessarily change as you yourself become different and again different; love in them life in an unfamiliar form and be considerate of aging people, who fear that being-alone in which you trust.
Rainer Maria Rilke
He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude
Aristotle
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Helen Keller
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Jorge Luis Borges
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other
Rainer Maria Rilke
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein
I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind
Albert Einstein
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Marilyn Monroe
In solitude, where we are least alone.
Lord Byron
In the streets and in society I am almost invariably
cheap and dissipated, my life is unspeakably mean.
No amount of gold or respectability would in the least
redeem it,-- dining with the Governor or a member of Congress!!
But alone in the distant woods or fields,
in unpretending sprout-lands or pastures tracked by rabbits,
even in a bleak and, to most, cheerless day, like this,
when a villager would be thinking of his inn,
I come to myself, I once more feel myself grandly related,
and that cold and solitude are friends of mine.
I suppose that this value, in my case, is equivalent
to what others get by churchgoing and prayer.
I come home to my solitary woodland walk as the homesick go home.
I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are,
grand and beautiful. I have told many that I walk every day
about half the daylight, but I think they do not believe it.
I wish to get the Concord, the Massachusetts, the America,
out of my head and be sane a part of every day.
Henry David Thoreau
It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it
Rainer Maria Rilke
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Albert Einstein
Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes
Victor Hugo
My Aunt Maria asked me to read the life of Dr. Chalmers,
which, however, I did not promise to do.
Yesterday, Sunday, she was heard through the partition
shouting to my Aunt Jane, who is deaf, 'Think of it!
He stood half an hour today to hear the frogs croak,
and he wouldn't read the life of Chalmers.'
Henry David Thoreau
My Aunt Maria asked me to read the life of Dr. Chalmers,
which, however, I did not promise to do.
Yesterday, Sunday, she was heard through the partition
shouting to my Aunt Jane, who is deaf, 'Think of it!
He stood half an hour today to hear the frogs croak,
and he wouldn't read the life of Chalmers.'
Henry David Thoreau
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
William Cowper
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind
Giacomo Leopardi
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Honore de Balzac
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
Albert Einstein
Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid
Karl Kraus
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