“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius”
“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”
Thomas Alva Edison
“Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.”
“Solitude is the safeguard of mediocrity. . . to genius the stern friend.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind”
“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude”
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