I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Our two first parents, yet the only two Of mankind, in the happy garden placed, Reaping immortal fruits of joy and love, Uninterrupted joy, unrivalled love In blissful solitude.john milton
In solitude What happiness, who can enjoyalone, Or all enjoying, what contentment find?john milton
He has the manner of a giant with the look of a child, a lazy activeness, a mad wisdom, a solitude encompassing the world.jean cocteau
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.Henry David Thoreau
She closed her eyes. And while her intellect wouldn’t let her realize her deepest fear, that all this might soon be gone forever, nevertheless she stood there for a time and worshipped the only way a person like her could worship in silence and solitude, under the temple of the sky.david brin
Who hears music feels his solitude Peopled at once.Robert Browning
Here we come upon one of the most profound reasons for Socratic irony: direct language is not adequate for communicating the experience of existing, the authentic consciousness of being, the seriousness of life as we live it, or the solitude of decision making.pierre hadot
As my own father was sick, and miserably tied to his invalid's chair, he would have been abandoned had not an old servant performed for him a so-called service of love. My mother gave parties while he was perishing in solitude, and amused herself while he was suffering bitter agoniesArthur Schopenhauer
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
solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for has been flown to.isaac d'israeli
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.Jeanne Moreau
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
How like the leper, with his own sad cry Enforcing his own solitude, it tolls! That lonely bell set in the rushing shoals, To warn us from the place of jeopardy!
In a soulmate we find not company, but a completed solitude.Robert Brault
Reader, - This Enchiridion, I present thee with, is the Fruit of solitude: A School few care to learn in, tho' None Instructs us better. Some Parts of it are the Result of serious Reflection: Others the Flashings of Lucid Intervals: Writ for private Satisfaction, and now publish'd for an Help to Human Conduct.william penn
solitude is unbearable for those who can not bear themselves.john lancaster spalding