Quotations About / On: SOLITUDE

  • 1.
    There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "A Night Among the Pines," Travels With a Donkey (1879).)
  • 2.
    Learn to live in solitude first before accepting the company of others
    (living life)
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  • 3.
    Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène, in The Misanthrope, act 5, sc. 4 (1666). Célimène refuses to move from Paris to the country.)
  • 4.
    People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 5.
    Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. 1, ch. 2, sct. 1253a, trans. by Francis Bacon, Essays, "Of Friendship" (1597-1625).)
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  • 6.
    Solitude would be an ideal state if one were able to pick the people one avoids.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 7.
    A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 8.
    One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. "Miscellaneous Fragments," On Love (1822).)
  • 9.
    Solitude begets whimsies.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. Letter, July 19, 1759. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
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  • 10.
    To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude.
    (Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. The Spectator, No. 4 (1711).)
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