A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on higher purpose, life, loneliness, goals, passion, and life purpose

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on struggle, loneliness, and love

It is clear that we must embrace struggle.  Every living thing conforms to it.  Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance.  We can be sure of very little, but the need to court struggle is a surety that will not leave us.  It is good to be lonely, for being alone is not easy.  The fact that something is difficult must be one more reason to do it.

To love is also good, for love is difficult.  For one human being to love another is perhaps the most difficult task of all, the epitome, the ultimate test.  It is that striving for which all other striving is merely preparation.  For that reason young people - who are beginners in everything - cannot yet love; they do not know how to love.  They must learn it.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet, Pages: 62..63

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on disease, experience, feeling, greed, hunger, loneliness, suffering, and world

There is much suffering in the world - physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on loneliness

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on determination, hope, joy, life, loneliness, losing, love, and sharing

It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.

Leo Buscaglia

Source: Love

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on loneliness

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by Woody Allen on life, loneliness, misery, and suffering

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on loneliness

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on books, loneliness, and pleasure

Often have I sighed to measure By myself a lonely pleasure,- Sighed to think I read a book, Only read, perhaps, by me.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: To the Small Celandine.

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on earth, heaven, loneliness, mortality, and power

Since every mortal power of Coleridge Was frozen at its marvellous source, The rapt one, of the godlike forehead, The heaven-eyed creature sleeps in earth: And Lamb, the frolic and the gentle, Has vanished from his lonely hearth.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg.

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