loneliness

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on brothers, doubt, faith, loneliness, and pain

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on loneliness, love, and people

"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." Let us not erect walls without doors of friendliness or windows of love.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on dawn, loneliness, and songs

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a gray mist on the sea's face and a gray dawn breaking.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

Source: Sea Fever, 1902, st. 1

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A Quote by John Banister Tabb on faith, loneliness, and promises

In every seed to breathe a flower, In every drop of dew To reverence a cloister star Within the distant blue; To wait the promise of the how, Despite the cloud between, Is Faith-the fervid evidence Of loneliness unseen.

John Banister Tabb

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A Quote by Jerry Greenwald on loneliness and people

We all respond to those who are nourishing, and genuinely nourishing people will not be lonely.

Jerry Greenwald

Source: Dr. Jerry Greenwald in Be the Person You Were Meant to Be, 1973

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A Quote by Jack Handey on bitterness, feeling, loneliness, love, and thinking

Love can sweep you off your feet and carry you along in a way you've never known before. But the ride always ends, and you end up feeling lonely and bitter. Wait. It's not love I'm describing. I'm thinking of a monorail.

Jack Handey

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A Quote by Howard B. Haines on age, business, christianity, decisions, emotion, experience, giving, guidance, individuality, life, loneliness, love, nature, needs, people, prayer, principles, reality, thankfulness, and understanding

It is obvious . . . that there are many lay people who can counsel more effectively than the minister can in such areas as adjusting to widowhood, coming to terms with advancing age, bringing principle to bear upon business decisions, because they have experience in these fields which the minister does not personally have. At the very least, they can add a note of reality to what the minister offers. In many cases, the group takes up where the individual counseling left off, supplementing it or even eliminating it entirely. I have been repeatedly thankful that a group was available to give steady guidance to those who had made a fresh start in Christian living, but who still had a long way to go; this has been especially true in cases of loneliness, moderate emotional instability, inability to understand others, and need of continued guidance in the use of prayer and the Bible and the accepting and giving of love. In the nature of the case, no amount of individual counseling can fully deal with these needs.

Howard B. Haines

Source: "Fellowship Groups: Intercessory Love"

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on companions, loneliness, love, men, solitude, and thinking

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden(1854),V, Solitude

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on country, death, earth, home, life, and loneliness

We the living, should not think of the dead as lonely because if they could speak to us, they would say: "Do not weep for me, earth was not my true country, I was an alien there: I am at Home where everyone comes."

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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A Quote by George Eliot on distrust and loneliness

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 44, 1872.

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