A Quote by unknown on friendship, lonliness, and self discovery

You'll never be lonely if you learn to befriend yourself.


Contributed by: Anna

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on lonliness and patience

Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates
that you haven't been patient.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi VI, "One Handed Basket Weaving"

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by David Brainerd on geif, despair, distress, lonliness, and rsignation

d.b.mon. april 26, 1742
Oh that i could spend every moment of my life to His Glory!!

tues. april 27 1742
if i had a thousand lives my soul would gladly have laid them all down at once to have been with Christ.

i never felt so great a degree of resignation in my life.

oh that my soul might never offer any dead, cold services to my God!

friday april 30 1742

Nothing greives me so much as that i cannot live constantly to God's glory.

David Brainerd

Source: The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

Contributed by: Jason

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on solitude and lonliness

Solitude is a condition of peace that stands in direct opposition to loneliness.  Loneliness is like sitting in an empty room and being aware of the space around you.  It is a condition of seperateness.  Solitude is becoming one with the space around you.  It is a condition of union.  Lonliness is small, solitude is large.  Lonliness closes in around you; solitude expands toward the infinite.  Lonliness has its roots in words, in an internal conversation that nodbody answers; solitude has it's roots in the great silence of eternity.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Pages: 105

Contributed by: HeyOK

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