quotes tagged with 'solitude'

Solitude is better than being in bad company, and being in good company is better than solitude. Saying what is good is better than silence, and silence is better than saying what is bad.

Author: Prophet Muhammad, Source: Mustadrak, Bayhaqi, Shu'ab Al-ImanSaved by skkanani in solitude speech companionship sufism hadith 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise; it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Author: ~Joseph Adison, Source: ~UnknownSaved by ritu in wisdom solitude 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves.

Author: ~~Eda LeShan, Source: ~UnknownSaved by ritu in solitude 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement

Author: ~Alice Koller, Source: ~UnkownSaved by ritu in solitude 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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.
Author: ~Paul Brunton, Source: unknownSaved by ritu in wisdom solitude 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Isolation is aloneness that feels forced upon you, like a punishment. Solitude is aloneness you choose and embrace. I think great things can come out of solitude, out of going to a place where all is quiet except the beating of your heart.
Author: ~Jeanne Marie Laskas, Source: unknownSaved by ritu in wisdom solitude 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Author: ~Pearl S Buck, Source: unknownSaved by ritu in wisdom solitude 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
Author: ~Alice Koller, Source: unknownSaved by ritu in wisdom solitude 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is often said that a man's personal religion grows out of the uses to which he puts his moments of solitude. A sure mark of an irreligious person is one who hates to ever be alone, who must be constantly amused by radio, television, canasta or idle companionship. Such shows the lack of self-discipline and self-determination.
Author: Gilbert M. Holloway, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in solitude selfdiscipline companionship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is a blurred distinction between loneliness and solitude. Loneliness can be a terrible thing, but solitude is what we're on the earth for. Ultimately, we are born alone and we are alone in our inner consciences in our life and we need to be comfortable with that. The craving for stimulation and the flight from solitude is an escape from what should be a healthy, adjusted life.
Author: Stephen L. Tanner, Source: BYU MagazineSaved by Brookewheat in solitude 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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