Lonely Quotes, Sayings about Solitude
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
You have so many memories along with you when you think you are alone
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
– Pearl S. Buck
Solitude is the playfield of Satan.
– Vladimir Nabokov
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
– May Sarton
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death ourselves.
– Eda LeShan
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
– Mark Twain
Better be alone than in bad company.
– Dr. Thomas Fuller
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude.
– Andrew Marvell
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
– Robert Cecil
In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.
– W. Matthews
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
– Mother Teresa
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
– Carl Sandburg
In solitude What happiness, who can enjoy alone, Or all enjoying, what contentment find?
– John Milton
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
– Lord Byron
We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves?
– Morris Adler
It’s so lonely when you don’t even know yourself.
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
Solitude is independence.
– Hermann Hess
I owe my solitude to other people.
– Alan Watts
In solitude, where we are least alone.
– George Gordon
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
– Lorraine Hansberry
There is a society in the deepest solitude.
– Isaac D’Israeli
The strongest man is the one who stands most alone.
– Henrik Ibsen
One can acquire everything in solitude but character.
Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
– George Christoph
There are three things a man must do alone. Be born, die, and testify.
– James J. Walker
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
– C.S. Lewis
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
– Albert Einstein
For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.
– John Milton
We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
– Tennessee Williams
And I turned and fled, like a soul pursued, From the white, inviolate solitude.
– Sir Charles Roberts
Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
– Thomas Wolfe
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.
– George Herbert
I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.
– Henry David Thoreau
Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.
– John Stuart
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
– Albert Einstein
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.
– Virginia Woolf
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.