A Quote by Thomas Hardy on christmas, doubt, elderly, gloom, hope, and loneliness

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. "Now they are all on their knees," An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearth-side ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in their strawy pen, Nor did it occur to one of us there To doubt they were kneeling then. So fair a fancy few would weave In these years! yet, I feel If someone said on Christmas Eve, "Come; see the oxen kneel, In the lonely barton by yonder coomb Our childhood used to know," I should go with him in the gloom, Hoping it might be so.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928)

Source: “Christmas Eve”

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on god and loneliness

So lonely 't was, that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: The Ancient Mariner. Part vii.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on anguish, death, loneliness, and misery

In misery's darkest cavern known, His useful care was ever nigh Where hopeless anguish pour'd his groan, And lonely want retir'd to die.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Verses on the Death of Mr. Robert Levet. Stanza ?.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on happiness, loneliness, and pleasure

"I fly from pleasure," said the prince, "because pleasure has ceased to please; I am lonely because I am miserable, and am unwilling to cloud with my presence the happiness of others."

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. iii.

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A Quote by S. T epper on jokes, loneliness, love, pain, people, and thought

She used to love jokes, painful ones. She loved hurting people. She thought it would lessen the hurt and loneliness she felt, but it never did.

S. T epper

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A Quote by Russell Baker on beginning, loneliness, poetry, and world

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.

Russell Baker

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A Quote by Robert Nathan on beauty, gifts, grief, loneliness, mind, and pain

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind A shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind The gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.

Robert Nathan

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A Quote by Richard Milhouse Nixon on jobs, kindness, and loneliness

The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.

Richard Nixon (1913 - 1994)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on independence, loneliness, love, privacy, and respect

Respect for sovereignity, for privacy, for total independence. Gentle alliances against loneliness, they were, cool rational love-affairs without the love.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever

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A Quote by Renata Adler on ambition, loneliness, sex, and society

The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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