Solitary man1

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. -Henry David Thoreau

Solitary man2

Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone. -Paul Johannes Tillich

Solitary man3

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it. -Rainer Maria Rilke


True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. -William Penn


A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone… 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


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