solitude

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on independence, solitude, and world

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on duty, greatness, independence, life, people, solitude, and world

What I must do is all that concerns me, and not what people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to look after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on friendship, genius, mediocrity, and solitude

Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life. 1860. Culture

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conversation, genius, schools, solitude, and understanding

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on love, solitude, and independence

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

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A Quote by Philip Gilbert Hamerton on discipline, existence, individuality, life, sharing, society, solitude, strength, and war

A perfect life is like that of a ship of war which has its own place in the fleet and can share in its strength and discipline, but can also go forth alone in the solitude of the infinite sea. We ought to belong to society, to have our place in it, and yet be capable of a complete individual existence outside of it.

Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834 - 1894)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on good, love, quiet, society, solitude, and tranquility

I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Rarely, rarely comest Thou.

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A Quote by Paul Tillich on glory, language, loneliness, pain, and solitude

Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)

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A Quote by Paul Tillich on glory, language, loneliness, pain, and solitude

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)

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A Quote by Newell Dwight Hillis on leadership, politicians, secrets, self-reliance, solitude, time, world, and youth

Self-reliance can turn a salesman into a merchant; a politician into a statesman; an attorney into a jurist; an unknown youth into a great leader. All are to be tomorrow's big leaders - those who in solitude sit above the clang and dust of time, with the world's secret trembling on their lips.

Newell Dwight Hillis (1858 - 1929)

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