I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Ah! two desires toss about The poet's feverish blood. One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude.Matthew Arnold
For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.john milton
Politically I am neither left nor right! And this kind of political-ethical standpoint-- being in the middle-- usually brings about seclusion and isolation! But now I do not mind it anymore and, instead, I work more and more in my self-made solitude!javad alizadeh
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.ralph waldo emerson
That which the world miscalls a jail,A private closet is to me.* * * * *Locks, bars, and solitude together met,Make me no prisoner, but an anchoret.
In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee.lord byron
Mark! where his carnage and his conquests cease! He makes a solitude, and calls it peace!lord byron
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
In a solitude of the sea Deep from human vanity, And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she.thomas hardy
Iron, after it is converted into gold by the touch of philosopher's stone , may be kept under the ground or thrown into a rubbish heap; it will always remain gold and will not return to its former condition. Similar is the state of the man whose soul has touched, even once, the feet of the Almighty Lord. Whether he dwells in the bustle of the world , or in the solitude of the forest, nothing ever contaminates him.ramakrishna
I love tranquil solitude, And such society As is quiet, wise, and good; Between thee and me What difference? but thou dost possess The things I seek, not love them less.Percy Bysshe Shelley
On peut tout acquérir dans la solitude, hormis du caractère.stendhal
'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone man with his God must strive.lord byron
Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.Plato
Grand, gloomy and peculiar, he sat upon the throne, a sceptred hermit, wrapped in the solitude of his awful originality.
The materials of the first temple were made ready in solitude. Those of the last also must be shaped in retirement; in the silence of the heart; in the quietness of home; in the practice of unostentatious duty.
Go, little Book! From this my solitude I cast thee on the Waters, go thy ways: And if, as I believe, thy vein be good, The World will find thee after many days. Be it with thee according to thy worth: Go, little Book; in faith I send thee forth.Robert Southey
solitude and melancholy, that is a woman's life.
I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 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
O solitude! if I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap Of murky buildings: climb with me the steep, Nature's observatory whence the dell, In flowery slopes, its river's crystal swell, May seem a span; let me thy vigils keep 'Mongst boughs pavilion'd, where the deer's swift leap Startles the wild bee from the foxglove bell.john keats
solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.james russell lowell