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Loneliness and Solitude

Proverbs and quotes about loneliness and solitude.



A lonely person is at home everywhere.

Russian proverb


Better be alone than in bad company.

Don’t mix with bad people.


Hiking is the best workout! You can hike for three hours and not even realize you're working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.

Jamie Luner


I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau


I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts


I'm not anti-social. I'm pro-solitude.

Unknown


If we’re all alone, then we’re all together in that too.

From the movie: P.S. I Love You.


If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.

Jean-Paul Sarter


In a choice between bad company and loneliness, the second is preferable.

Spanish proverb


In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.

Geoffrey F. Fisher


It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Albert Einstein


Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich


Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa


Loneliness breaks the spirit.

Jewish proverb


Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.

Paul Tillich


Loneliness is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is mature.

Albert Einstein


Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier.

Lillian Hellman


Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.

Eugene O'Neill


Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.

Harold Bloom


Solitude appeared to me as the only fit state of man.

Walter Benjamin


Solitude is full of God.

Serbian proverb


Tea should be taken in solitude.

C.S. Lewis


The fool needs company, the wise solitude.

Unknown


The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.

Voltaire


The palace leads to fame, the market to fortune, and loneliness to wisdom.

Chinese proverb


The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

Arthur Schopenhauer


The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

Mark Twain


To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Arthur Schopenhauer


What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

George Eliot


When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.

Audrey Hepburn


Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Francis Bacon