Embrace Solitude: Quotes on Being Alone

Explore our curated collection of quotes on solitude and being alone. Find strength and peace in solitude with insights from notable thinkers.

Image of Thornton Wilder
The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
- Thornton Wilder
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Image of Molly Tarlov
Understand that everybody has their own struggles, regardless of whether you can see it or not. Just surround yourself with the people who love you, and know you're not really alone.
- Molly Tarlov
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Image of Henry David Thoreau
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau
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Image of Taylor Swift
I am alone a lot, which is good. I need that time to just be alone after a long day, just decompress. So, I go to either my house or the hotel, or my apartment, or whatever - wherever I am, I go home and I watch TV and I sit there, with my cat, and I just watch TV or go online, check my emails.
- Taylor Swift
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Image of Confucius
Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
- Confucius
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Image of Lev Vygotsky
What a child can do in cooperation today, he can do alone tomorrow.
- Lev Vygotsky
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Image of Kendrick Lamar
I've been called a recluse. There's definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.
- Kendrick Lamar
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Image of Thomas Jefferson
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
- Thomas Jefferson
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Image of Dwayne Johnson
I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone.
- Dwayne Johnson
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Image of Lana Del Rey
I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world.
- Lana Del Rey
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Image of Mahatma Gandhi
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Image of Amy Tan
Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable - but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being 'alone': You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I'm talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age.
- Amy Tan
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Image of John Locke
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
- John Locke
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Image of Naveen Jain
Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.
- Naveen Jain
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Image of Heraclitus
Change alone is unchanging.
- Heraclitus
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Image of Daniel Dennett
A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being.
- Daniel Dennett
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Image of Elon Musk
I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.
- Elon Musk
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Image of Navjot Singh Sidhu
You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Image of Franz Liszt
Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
- Franz Liszt
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Image of Anne Lamott
Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.
- Anne Lamott
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Image of Wallace Stevens
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
- Wallace Stevens
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Image of Chris Cornell
And if you don't believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light.
- Chris Cornell
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Image of Benjamin Franklin
To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
- Benjamin Franklin
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Image of Mao Zedong
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
- Mao Zedong
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Image of Erich Maria Remarque
A hospital alone shows what war is.
- Erich Maria Remarque
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Image of Alex O'Loughlin
It's a hobby for me, but I'm never alone if there's a guitar there.
- Alex O'Loughlin
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Image of George Canning
A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country but his own.
- George Canning
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Image of Louis L'Amour
No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
- Louis L'Amour
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Image of John Webster
Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
- John Webster
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Image of Orison Swett Marden
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
- Orison Swett Marden
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Image of Phil McGraw
It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.
- Phil McGraw
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Image of Benito Mussolini
War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
- Benito Mussolini
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Image of John Naisbitt
In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.
- John Naisbitt
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Image of Saint Ignatius
It is not the soul alone that should be healthy; if the mind is healthy in a healthy body, all will be healthy and much better prepared to give God greater service.
- Saint Ignatius
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Image of Edward Abbey
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.
- Edward Abbey
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Image of George Gallup
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
- George Gallup
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Image of Rumi
However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.
- Rumi
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Image of Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Image of Billy Connolly
Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey... Doesn't try it on.
- Billy Connolly
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Image of Edward Snowden
Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there's a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I crossed that line. And I'm no longer alone.
- Edward Snowden
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Image of Arthur C. Clarke
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke
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Image of Robert Browning
Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
- Robert Browning
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Image of Che Guevara
Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.
- Che Guevara
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Image of Ferdinand Marcos
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 Marcos
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Image of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Image of Michelangelo
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
- Michelangelo
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Image of Abraham Kuyper
In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, 'That is mine!'.
- Abraham Kuyper
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Image of O. Henry
If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
- O. Henry
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Image of Sheila Heti
Only in our failures are we absolutely alone. Only in the pursuit of failure can a person really be free. Losers may be the avant garde of the modern age.
- Sheila Heti
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Image of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
It is together that we will be able to save our biodiversity. This is a principle of effectiveness. But it is also a principle of humility; none of us can act alone.
- Albert II, Prince of Monaco
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