solitude

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on freedom and solitude

A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on liberty and solitude

We must reserve a back shop all our own entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Marya Mannes on life, solitude, spirit, and time

The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.

Marya Mannes

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on catholicism, church, and solitude

She [the Roman Catholic Church] may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

Source: On Ranke's History of the Popes. 1840. (From His Essays.)

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on solitude

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iii. Stanza 90.

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on companions, heart, solitude, sorrow, and spirituality

Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. Solitude is the ally of sorrow as well as a companion of spiritual exaltation.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on death, life, people, relaxation, solitude, sorrow, and spirit

The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. It abhors people, as a wounded deer deserts the herd and lives in a cave until it is healed or dead.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Josh Billings on good and solitude

Solitude: A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on solitude

To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by John Milton on clarity, darkness, day, retirement, solitude, soul, virtue, and wisdom

Virtue could see to do what virtue would By her own radiant light, though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk. And Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where with her best nurse Contemplation She plumes her feathers and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all-to ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i' th' centre and enjoy bright day; But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the midday sun.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Comus. Line 373.

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