Quotations About / On:
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 5.78.)
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Hannah (Paulette Goddard), The Great Dictator, said to the Barber (Charles Chaplin) while musing about the state-sponsored anti-Semitism that runs rampant in the Tomanian streets (1940).)
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
(Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. Characters, "Of the Heart," aph. 33 (1688).)
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
(Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Womanpower," The Female Eunuch (1970).)
Alone, I am satisfied with myself. With others, I am beset by troubling comparisons.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)