solitude

A Quote by John Milton on retirement, society, and solitude

For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ix. Line 249.

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A Quote by John Donne on hell and solitude

Solitude is a torment which is not threatened in hell itself.

John Donne (1572 - 1631)

Source: Meditations, Meditation V

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on hope, love, men, pain, solitude, and wishes

Who longs in solitude to live, Ah! soon his wish will gain: Men hope and love, men get and give, and leave him to his pain.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on character, solitude, talent, and world

Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on misfortune and solitude

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on character, imagination, society, and solitude

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Among my Books. First Series. Dryden.

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on clarity, language, originality, solitude, soul, and truth

Sometimes during solitude I hear truth spoken with clarity and freshness; uncolored and untranslated it speaks from within myself in a language original but inarticulate, heard only with the soul, and I realize I brought it with me, was never taught it nor can I efficiently teach it to another.

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

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A Quote by Honoré de Balzac on needs and solitude

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

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A Quote by Henry Kirke White on solitude

Where now is Britain? . . . . . . Even as the savage sits upon the stone That marks where stood her capitols, and hears The bittern booming in the weeds, he shrinks From the dismaying solitude.

Henry Kirke White

Source: Time.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on company, love, solitude, and time

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone, I never found the companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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