Life Under Change

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Quotes on Solitude


"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
-- Winston Churchill


“In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”
-- Laurence Sterne


"Without great solitude, no serious work is possible."
-- Pablo Picasso


“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
-- Aldous Huxley


"It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
-- Rumi


“When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.”
-- William Wordsworth


"One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
-- Albert Einstein


"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. "
-- Marcus Aurelius


“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”
–- Thomas A. Edison

"I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
-- Henry David Thoreau


“I live in solitude. I have need of solitude to do the next day’s work. I can’t be to parties where the noise tires me. I can’t speak on the telephone. I must have complete calm.”
-– Yves Saint Laurent


"The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude."
-- Voltaire


“It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.”
-– Anne Morrow Lindbergh


"Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self."
-- May Sarton


“I try to factor solitude into my life because more and more, that’s becoming a very precious and rare commodity.”
-– Robyn Davidson


"Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living."
-- Albert Einstein


“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.”
-– Rollo May


"A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you." 
-- Rumi


“I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.”
-– Dimitri Zaik


"In stillness lives wisdom. In quiet you’ll find peace. In solitude you’ll remember yourself".
-- Robin Sharma

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