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76 Inspiring Quotes on Solitude (STRENGTH)

Top 10 Most Famous Solitude Quotes (BEST)

“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”

Deepak Chopra
Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. - Miguel de Unamuno
Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. – Miguel de Unamuno
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. - May Sarton
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. – May Sarton
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. - Charlotte Brontë
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. – Charlotte Brontë
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. - Winston Churchill
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. – Winston Churchill

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.

Jodi Picoult
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Henry David Thoreau
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau
If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company. - Jean-Paul Sartre
If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company. – Jean-Paul Sartre
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. - Laurence Sterne
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. – Laurence Sterne
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. – Arthur Schopenhauer

21 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Embrace Solitude

“Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.”

Paulo Coelho
My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people. - Patricia Highsmith
My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people. – Patricia Highsmith
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. - Albert Einstein
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. - Jeanne Moreau
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. – Jeanne Moreau
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. - Voltaire
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. – Voltaire
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. - Arthur Schopenhauer
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. – Arthur Schopenhauer
In stillness lives wisdom. In quiet you’ll find peace. In solitude you’ll remember yourself. - Robin Sharma
In stillness lives wisdom. In quiet you’ll find peace. In solitude you’ll remember yourself. – Robin Sharma
One travels more usefully when they travel alone because they reflect more. – Thomas Jefferson
One travels more usefully when they travel alone because they reflect more. – Thomas Jefferson
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. - Nikola Tesla
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. – Nikola Tesla

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”

Virginia Woolf
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. - Albert Camus
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. – Albert Camus
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us. - Virginia Woolf
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us. - Virginia Woolf
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us. – Virginia Woolf
Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker. - Gautama Buddha
Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker. – Gautama Buddha
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. - Bell Hooks
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. – Bell Hooks
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel. - Audrey Hepburn
I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel. – Audrey Hepburn
The best thinking has been done in solitude. - Thomas A. Edison
The best thinking has been done in solitude. – Thomas A. Edison
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
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
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. - Rumi
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. – Rumi
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. – Roman Payne
I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. – Roman Payne
Breaking apart from someone you love very much can be unbearably painful, but finding yourself again can be a beautiful thing if you do your solitude right. - Grace Chatto
Breaking apart from someone you love very much can be unbearably painful, but finding yourself again can be a beautiful thing if you do your solitude right. – Grace Chatto

11 Quotes on Loneliness Vs. Solitude

“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”

Franz Kafka
Once you know how to take care of yourself, company becomes an option. - Keanu Reeves
Once you know how to take care of yourself, company becomes an option. – Keanu Reeves
Loneliness is inner emptiness. Solitude is inner fulfillment. - Richard J. Foster
Loneliness is inner emptiness. Solitude is inner fulfillment. – Richard J. Foster
Solitude isn’t loneliness. Solitude is when the entire serene universe seems to surround and hold you quietly. - Victoria Erickson
Solitude isn’t loneliness. Solitude is when the entire serene universe seems to surround and hold you quietly. – Victoria Erickson
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. – Paul Tillich
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. – Paul Tillich
We live in a world starved for solitude and silence and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. – C.S. Lewis
We live in a world starved for solitude and silence and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. – C.S. Lewis
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. - Leonardo da Vinci
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. – Leonardo da Vinci
I like silence; I'm a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness. - Karen Armstrong
I like silence; I’m a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness. – Karen Armstrong
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. - Dag Hammarskjold
Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. – Dag Hammarskjold
Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing. – Fred Rogers
Solitude is different from loneliness, and it doesn’t have to be a lonely kind of thing. – Fred Rogers
Loneliness is to be avoided, solitude is to be sought. - Tom Hanks
Loneliness is to be avoided, solitude is to be sought. – Tom Hanks

21 Thought-provoking Quotes on Solitude that will Make You Think

“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.”

Joshua Slocum
My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company. - Friedrich Nietzsche
My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company. – Friedrich Nietzsche
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. - Aldous Huxley
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. – Aldous Huxley
Nothing can be done without solitude. I've created my own solitude which nobody suspects. - Pablo Picasso
Nothing can be done without solitude. I’ve created my own solitude which nobody suspects. – Pablo Picasso
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. - Michel de Montaigne
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. – Michel de Montaigne
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. - Victor Hugo
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. – Victor Hugo

“Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.”

Andrea Gibson
Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one. - Frank Miller
Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one. – Frank Miller
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. - Edward Gibbon
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. – Edward Gibbon
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. - Ellen Burstyn
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. – Ellen Burstyn
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. – Khalil Gibran
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. – Khalil Gibran
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ― Henry David Thoreau
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ― Henry David Thoreau
Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places. - A. R. Rahman
Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places. – A. R. Rahman
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude. – Carl Sandburg
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude. – Carl Sandburg
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. - Marcus Aurelius
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. – Marcus Aurelius
Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it's a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust. - Kazuo Ishiguro
Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it’s a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust. – Kazuo Ishiguro
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear. - George Herbert
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear. – George Herbert
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. - Buddha
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha
In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone. - Ayn Rand
In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone. – Ayn Rand
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. – James Russell Lowell
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. – James Russell Lowell

13 Deep Quotes on the Definition of Solitude

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. - Albert Einstein
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. – Albert Einstein
Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. – Deepak Chopra
Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. – Deepak Chopra
Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life. – Paulo Coelho
Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life. – Paulo Coelho
Solitude is creativity's best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls. - Naomi Judd
Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls. – Naomi Judd
Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone. – Marty Rubin
Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone. – Marty Rubin
Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost. - Kevin Patterson
Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost. – Kevin Patterson
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are. - Robert Cecil
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are. – Robert Cecil
Solitude, whether endured or embraced, is a necessary gateway to original thought. – Jane Hirshfield
Solitude, whether endured or embraced, is a necessary gateway to original thought. – Jane Hirshfield
Solitude is like punctuation. A paragraph without periods and commas would be exhausting to read. -  Arnie Kozak
Solitude is like punctuation. A paragraph without periods and commas would be exhausting to read. – Arnie Kozak
Solitude is the place of purification and transformation, the place of the great struggle and the great encounter. – Henri Nouwen
Solitude is the place of purification and transformation, the place of the great struggle and the great encounter. – Henri Nouwen
Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. - Paul Brunton
Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. – Paul Brunton
Solitude is the soul’s holiday. - Katrina Kenison
Solitude is the soul’s holiday. – Katrina Kenison
Solitude is the strength of being alone. It's where we become our best company. - Jay Shetty
Solitude is the strength of being alone. It’s where we become our best company. – Jay Shetty

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