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

Related topics: Solitude Self

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

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 Tillich

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

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Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

 

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have never found a 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.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

The finest kind of friendship is between people
who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Anonymous

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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