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Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 71.
    If a problem is insoluble, it is Necessity. Leave it alone.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 72.
    If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," The Four Million (1906).)
  • 73.
    To think to be wise alone is a very great folly.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 232 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 74.
    True bravery means doing alone that which one could do if all the world were by.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 217 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 75.
    He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.
    (Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. author. "Spinsterhood Is Powerful," Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye (1989).)
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  • 76.
    Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Mrs. Dalloway, p. 62 (1925).)
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  • 77.
    Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.
    (Adele Comandini. Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, to the spirit of one of his partners, who has joined him at the gates of Heaven (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
  • 78.
    Tell me who is able to keep his bed chaste, or which goddess is able to live with one god alone?
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, ll.32. 55-56.)
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  • 79.
    Silence alone is respectable and respected. I believe God to be silence.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. Letter, January 27, 1905, to Margaret Chanler. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 445, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).)
  • 80.
    How many persons must there be who cannot worship alone since they are content with so little.
    (Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. letter, December 31, 1843, to Rev. W.H. Channing, quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 184, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).)
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