I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude.Andrew Marvell
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse contemplation She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffl'd, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i'the centre, and enjoy bright day, But he that hides a dark soul, and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the midday sun; Himself is his own dungeon.john milton
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.Henry David Thoreau
In the ice of solitude man becomes most inexorably a question to himself, and just because the question pitilessly summons and draws into play his most secret life he becomes an experience to himself.Martin Buber
Had Kala lived, Tarzan would have sacrificed all else to remain near her, but now that she was dead, and the playful friends of his childhood grown into fierce and surly brutes he felt that he much preferred the peace and solitude of his cabin to the irksome duties of leadership amongst a horde of wild beasts.Edgar Rice Burroughs
Youth is ever apt to judge in haste,And lose the medium in the wild extreme,Do not repent, but regulate your passion:Though love is reason, its excess is rage.Give me, at least, your promise to reflect,In cool, impartial solitude, and still.No last decision till we meet again.aaron hill
I have a healthy appetite for solitude. If you don't, you have no business being a writer.will self
Years of solitude had taught him that, in one's memory, all days tend to be the same, but that there is not a day, not even in jail or in the hospital, which does not bring surprises, which is not a translucent network of minimal surprises.jorge luis borges
I remember that she made me laugh more than I liked; for I was, at that time, an eager scholar of ethics , and had tasted the sweets of solitude and stoicism , and I found something profane in the hours of amusing gossip into which she drew me...margaret fuller
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.Carl Sandburg
There is a solitude in poverty, but a solitude which restores to each thing its value.Albert Camus
This sacred shade and solitude, what is it? 'Tis the felt presence of the Deity, Few are the faults we flatter when alone.Edward Young
Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.john stuart blackie
I praise the Frenchman; his remark was shrewd, "How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude." But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper solitude is sweet.william cowper
They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude.william wordsworth
A Hindu is instructed to walk the last phase of his stay in single file; he might look within, meditate , and search for the divine . It is only in the solitude aloneness ( sanya ) that an individual might experience Brahman , the immanent , transcendental God . Thus, established in the higher levels of divine consciousness , sanyasin is beyond both adoration and censure .
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
Seven kinds of people will be sheltered under the shade of God on the Day of Judgment...They are: a just ruler, a young man who passed his youth in the worship and service of God...one whose heart is attached to the mosque...two people who love each other for the sake of God...a man who is invited to sin...but declines, saying 'I fear God'...one who spends his charity in secret, without making a show...and one who remembers God in solitude so that his eyes overflow.
Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease, He makes a solitude and calls it peace!lord byron
Cease speaking of enemies when an achievement can kindle a great light. solitude will transmit the message better than the murmurs of crowds.nicholas roerich
solitude is out of fashion . Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.