Quotations About / On: ALONE
The boxer's ring is the enjoyment of the part of society whose animal nature alone has been developed.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech given to the American Peace Society, Boston, Massachusetts. "War," (1838).)
Time alone reveals the just man; but you might discern a bad man in a single day.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Oedipus Colonus, l. 614.)
Hitch your wagon to a star. Let us not fag in paltry works which serve our pot and bag alone.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Society and Solitude, "Civilization," (1870).)
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
(Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. Lecture, c. 1937. "The Irrational Element in Poetry," Opus Posthumous (1959).)
Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
(Charles Bukowski (b. 1920), U.S. author, poet. "Too Sensitive," Tales of Ordinary Madness (1967).)
If the propositions of this Discourse are tenable, the "state of progressive collapse" is precisely that state in which alone we are warranted in considering All Things.
(Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. Eureka, George P. Putnam (1848).
The cosmos collapsing into the "original unity.")
What youth or maiden conspires with the wild luxuriant beauty of Nature? She flourishes most alone, far from the towns where they reside.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 222, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The universal soul is the alone creator of the useful and the beautiful; therefore to make anything useful or beautiful, the individual must be submitted to the universal mind.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Art," Society and Solitude (1870).)
Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
(John Webster (1580-1625), British dramatist. Ferdinand, in The Duchess of Malfi, act 5, sc. 2.)
Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 707.)