Feeling alone? Or do you want to be alone? Some proverbs and quotes about loneliness and solitude.

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A lonely person is at home everywhere.

Better be alone than in bad company.
Don't mix with bad people.

Creating art is painful. It takes time, practice, and the courage to stand alone.
Maria Semple

Every man for himself.
Take care of your own interests before that of others.

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

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
Bob Dylan

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
Charlotte Brontë

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein

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 wish they would only take me as I am.
Vincent van Gogh

I'm not anti-social. I'm pro-solitude.
(unknown author)

If we're all alone, then we're all together in that too.
(unknown author)
Source: Movie: P.S. I Love You

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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 adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Henry Rollins

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

Loneliness breaks the spirit.

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

Memories are the treasures that we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely.
Becky Aligada

No one can be happy in eternal solitude.
Anne Brontë
Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
Paul Tournier

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.

Tea should be taken in solitude.
C.S. Lewis

The fool needs company, the wise solitude.
(unknown author)

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
Carl Sandburg

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
Mother Teresa

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

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.
Charlotte Brontë

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

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