Solitude quotes

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

- Landor, Walter Savage

Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.

- Ovid

A man by himself is in bad company.

- Hoffer, Eric

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

- Keats, John

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

- Sir Francis Bacon

Solitude is un-American.

- Jong, Erica

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


...the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness, the independence of solitude.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.

- Irving, Washington

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.

- Byron, Lord

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.

- Karl Kraus

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

- Henry David Thoreau

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.

- Carlyle, Thomas

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

- Gian Vincenzo Gravina

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

- Percival, Lord

But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others.

- Joseph Conrad

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

- Mathews, William

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.

- Cowley, Abraham

No Christian and, indeed, no historian could accept the epigram which defines religion as'what a man does with his solitude.'

- C. S. Lewis

You have already failed if you need a lot of inspectors.

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