solitude

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on friendship, society, and solitude

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on laws, life, poverty, solitude, universe, and weakness

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on clothes, friendship, innocence, life, nature, purity, relationships, society, and solitude

Four things to think about. 1. Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes. 2. Let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred. 3. Keep three chairs in your house. One for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. 4. To preserve your relationship to nature, make your life more moral, more pure, more innocent.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on men, society, and solitude

You think that I am impoverishing myself by withdrawing from men, but in my solitude I have woven for myself a silken web or chrysalis, and, nymph-like, shall ere long burst forth a more perfect creature, fitted for a higher society.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Journal, Feb. 8, 1857.

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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 Heinrich Heine on certainty, force, genius, individuality, ridicule, society, solitude, and virtue

Society is a republic. When an individual endeavors to lift himself above his fellows, he is dragged down by the mass, either by means of ridicule or of calumny. No one shall be more virtuous or more intellectually gifted than others. Whoever, by the irresistable force of genius, rises above the common herd is certain to be ostracized by society, which will pursue him with such merciless derision and detraction that at last he will be compelled to retreat into the solitude of his thoughts.

Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

Source: Morphine

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on judgment, meditation, silence, solitude, time, and trust

Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. Cultivate regular periods of silence and meditation. The best time to build judgment is in solitude, when you can think out things for yourself without the probability of interruption.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

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A Quote by Gian Vincenzo Gravina on boredom, company, and solitude

Bore: a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.

Gian Vincenzo Gravina

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A Quote by George Eliot on inventions, lies, solitude, soul, time, wilderness, wisdom, and path

There is no short-cut no patent tram-road, to wisdom. After all the centuries of invention, the soul's path lies through the thorny wilderness which must still be trodden in solitude, with bleeding feet, with sobs for help, as it was trodden by them of old time.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on friendship, sincerity, and solitude

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarium

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