sweet solitude...12 favorite quotes

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  • Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) British author and intellectual.

  • The best thinking has been done in solitude.Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor

  • Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist

  • Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

  • The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

  • This great misfortune to be incapable of solitude.Jean de la Bruyre (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

  • Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

  • In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.

  • I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

  • History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

  • I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck, American Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

  • Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.Buddha in Dhammapada

  • The EndIn Solitude and in the Silence of your mind,May you gain Insights into the True Nature of all things.With Metta,Bro. Oh Teik Bin