Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 71.
    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).)
  • 72.
    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.)
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  • 73.
    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).)
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  • 74.
    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).)
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  • 75.
    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).)
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  • 76.
    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.")
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  • 77.
    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).)
  • 78.
    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).)
  • 79.
    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.)
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  • 80.
    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.)
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