"I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude."
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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."
"Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good."
"May God be gracious to each lonely one who walks in silence towards the setting sun."
"You have already failed if you need a lot of inspectors."
"Go away, I'm all right!"
"To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude."
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
"The higher we rise, the more isolated we become; all elevations are cold."
"Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily."
"This great misfortune -- to be incapable of solitude."
"In solitude, where we are least alone."
"Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are."
"If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry."
"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
"The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food."
"The best thinking has been done in solitude."
"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity."
"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."
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