Quotes About Being Alone
You can find quotes about being alone here. These inspirational quotes will help you understand the term and will lead to further thinking and reflection in your own life. To be alone isn't always a bad thing; sometimes, being alone can help to clarify your thinking and move you further down the right path. On the other hand, if you work in a team environment, acting alone will not be what is expected or demanded.
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We hope these inspirational quotes remind you that being alone is not such a bad thing.
"Being alone isn't so bad as long as you like your own company." Byron Pulsifer
"He alone is great and happy who requires neither to command nor to obey in order to secure his being of some importance in this world." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; so on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." Mother Teresa
"You only grow when you are alone." Paul Newman
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be."
"Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth." Evelyn Waugh
"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone." Suzanne Gordon
"A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear."
"It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far."
"Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself. "
"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."
"The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. The remarkable thing is that the cessation of the inner dialogue marks also the end of our concern with the world around us. It is as if we noted the world and think about it only when we have to report it to ourselves."
"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
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"If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself, or even less, in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct; and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight." Leonardo da Vinci
"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."
"There is absolutely no point in sitting around and feeling sorry for youself. The great power you have is to let go ... focus on what you have, no that which has been mean or unkindly removed."
"The best teams in the world do not depend on players acting alone; they depend on everyone acting as a unified whole." Byron Pulsifer
"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."
"Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you."
"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."
"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another." Thomas Merton
"Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily."
"Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis."
William Arthur Ward
"Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter."
"To transform the emptiness of loneliness, to the fullness of aloneness. Ah, that is the secret of life."
"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."
"Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude."
"Most great people who took on issues of importance and issues that were not popular found that they were alone. To be alone to forge ahead doesn't mean that you are weak but instead means that you are of strong will, possess inner strength and will do whatever it takes to champion a cause." Byron Pulsifer
"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."
"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy."
"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."
"Better be alone than in bad company."
"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."
"There is no such thing as living alone, for all living is relationship; but to live without direct relationship demands high intelligence, a swifter and greater awareness for self-discovery."
"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
Charles Caleb Colton
"Alone time is absolutely essential to the human organism."
Anne Wilson Schaef, Mediations for Women Who Do Too Much
"Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone." Andre Gide
"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone." Arthur Schopenhauer
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
Henry David Thoreau
"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."
"Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying". Martin Luther King
"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
Henry David Thoreau
"Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame." Mason Cooley