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.
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.
Henry David Thoreau
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
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.