Definitions In Solitude

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
~ James Russell Lowell

We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.
~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. ~ Albert Einstein

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. ~ Thomas Edison

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
~ Barbara De Angelis

Talents are best nurtured in solitude: but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
~ Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone, and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Tillich
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. ~ Voltaire

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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