Loneliness Proverbs

Sayings about Loneliness

The palace leads to fame, the market to fortune, and loneliness to wisdom. ~ Chinese Proverbs

A lonely person is at home everywhere. ~ Russian Proverbs

Loneliness breaks the spirit. ~ Jewish Proverbs

In a choice between bad company and loneliness — the second is preferable. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Strife is better than loneliness. ~ Irish Proverbs

Loneliness is a nest for the thoughts. ~ Kurdish Proverbs

Solitude is full of God. ~ Serbian Proverbs

The lonely person is at home everywhere. ~ Russian Proverb

Quotations about Loneliness

Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ~ Harold Bloom

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.~ Jean-Paul Sarter

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely. ~ Geoffrey F. Fisher

In solitude, where we are least alone. ~ George Gordon

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self. ~ Brendan Francis

Be good and you will be lonely. ~ Mark Twain

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. ~ Tennessee Williams

An artist is always alone — if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. ~ Henry Miller

There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself. ~ Abraham Ibn Esra

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves. ~ Eric Hoffer

I celebrate myself, and sing myself. ~ Walt Whitman

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. ~ Joseph F. Newton

Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome. ~ Oscar Levant

We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God. ~ Author Unknown

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

Solitude appeared to me as the only fit state of man. ~ Walter Benjamin

It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The fool needs company, the wise solitude.~ Author Unknown

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. ~ Germaine Greer

A lyric touch of the solitude… ~ Bliss Carman

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. ~ Jack Kerouac

Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One’s relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain. ~ Elizabeth Bowen

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude. ~ Paul Tillich

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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

Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life. ~ Eugene O’Neill

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. ~Colette

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. ~ Mark Twain

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely. ~ Albert Einstein

For it may be said, in general, that every man will love or hate solitude — in other words, his own society — just in proportion as he is worth anything in himself. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are. ~ Robert Cecil

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

Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier. ~ Lillian Hellman

Towards evening, they wound down precipices, black with forests of cypress, pine and cedar, into a glen so savage and secluded, that, if Solitude ever had local habitation, this might have been “her place of dearest residence.” ~ Ann Radcliffe

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. ~ Mother Teresa

How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. ~ Voltaire

I owe my solitude to other people. ~ Alan Watts

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one’s people that has not previously been taken into account. ~ Alice Walker

Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? ~ George Eliot

Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Tillich

What makes loneliness anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. ~ Dag Hammarskjold

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone. ~ Ferdinand E.Marcos

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. ~ Marya Mannes

But on the first day came veiled spirits from all hours into his soul… a soft intoxication, which the atmosphere of nature, like that of a wine-store, communicated to him, spread itself, like an enchanted solitude around his soul. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Solitude never hurt anyone. Emily Dickinson lived alone, and she wrote some of the most beautiful poetry the world has ever known… then went crazy as a loon. ~ Matt Groening

We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart… and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together…. I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude. ~Helen Hayes

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.

To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold. ~ Bernard M. Martin

True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow. ~ Edward Hoagland

I’m not anti-social. I’m pro-solitude. ~ Author unknown

The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness. ~ Norman Cousins

When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship. ~ Lew Wallace

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness. ~ Georges Bernanos

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. ~ Tennessee Williams

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. ~ Thomas Wolfe

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ~ Wayne Dyer

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