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If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.
~ Anton Chekhov

 

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If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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

 

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In solitude we are in the presence of mere matter (even the sky, the stars, the moon, trees in blossom), things of less value (perhaps) than a human spirit. Its value lies in the greater possibility of attention.
~ Simone Weil

 

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In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
~ George Herbert

 

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In solitude, where we are least alone.
~ Lord Byron

 

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In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation; now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
~ Charles De Gaulle

 

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In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.
~ William Mathews

 

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It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your 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

 

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Life without a friend is death without a witness.
~ Spanish Proverb

 

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May God be gracious to each lonely one who walks in silence towards the setting sun.
~ Anonymous

 

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No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.
~ Jackson Browne

 

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O Solitude! If I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap of murky buildings
~ John Keats

 

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Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.
~ William Cowper

 

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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
~ Henri B. Stendhal

 

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One hour of thoughtful solitude may nerve the heart for days of conflict -- girding up its armor to meet the most insidious foe.
~ Lord Percival

 

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Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio, or looked at a TV They had loneliness and knew what to do with it. They were not afraid of being lonely because they knew that was when the creative mood in them would mark.
~ Carl Sa

 

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Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
~ Winston Churchill

 

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Solitude begets whimsies.
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

 

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