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“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius”
“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.”
“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Solitude is the place of purification.”
“A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.”
“It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it”
“Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.”
“I restore myself when I'm alone.”
“Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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