Quotes on Being Alone [#16 & #35 are My Favorites]: 49 Wise Quotes That You Should Read

 

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Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness. Mandy Hale

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If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life. Michael Josephson

3.

Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean loneliness. People are great! But being alone is wonderful. I prefer the silence of alone and the sounds of nature. Jayson Zabate

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Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. Octavio Paz

5.

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order. Susan L. Taylor

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Let me tell you this: If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. Jodi Picoult

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A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode. Chanakya

8.

There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey. Mandy Hale

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Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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. Paul Johannes Tillich  

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I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau

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Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. Charlie Chaplin

12.

We cannot avoid being alone, so we’d better learn to love our own company. We learn our greatest life lessons alone. We discover the truth of who we are alone. Susan L. Taylor

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Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso

14.

I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone. Robin Williams

15.

Being alone in nature is another way to feel the joy of beauty – and oneness with a greater whole. Jude Bijou

16.

Standing alone doesn’t mean I am alone. It means I am strong enough to handle things all by myself.

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Being alone was easier. No risk, just loneliness. No one ever died from that. Marjorie M. Liu    

18.

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. Arthur Schopenhauer

19.

To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone. Suzanne Gordon

20.

Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone. Elizabeth Gilbert

21.

Like it or not, there are times when you need to be alone; times when you need to be lonely; times when you need to need other people. Alan Bradley

22.

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. Mark Twain

23.

The thing about living alone is that it gives you a lot of time to think. You don’t necessarily reach any conclusions, because wisdom is largely a function of intelligence and self-awareness, not time on your hands. But you do become very good at thinking yourself into endless loops of desperation in half the time it would take a normal person. Jonathan Tropper

24.

People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world. Kim Culbertson

25.

It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world’s progress has come out of such loneliness. Bruce Barton.

26.

If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. Paulo Coelho

27.

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. Hunter S. Thompson

28.

You have to go ahead, even if no one goes with you. Lailah Gifty Akita

29.

Every man who is truly a man must learn to be alone in the midst of all the others, and if need be against all the others. Romain Rolland    

30.

Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around. Richard Yates

31.

As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.  Sienna Miller

32.

You need to know how to be alone in order to know how to be together. Sherry Turkle

33.

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field than their own hearts in their closets.

34.

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. Blaise Pascal

35.

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. Orson Welles

36.

I simply adore being alone – I find it a consuming thirst – and when that thirst is slaked, then I am happy. May Sarton  

37.

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. Tennessee Williams

38.

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. Oscar Wilde

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Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Henry Rollins

40.

The great virtue of being alone is that your mind can go its own way. Andy Rooney

41.

I think I’d do better on my own, no friends, no fights, just me alone.

42.

Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe. Lao Tzu

43.

Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company. Mandy Hale

44.

If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company. Jean Paul Sartre

45.

We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts. Tamim Ansary

46.

When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most. Ronald Anthony

47.

All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot! Dr. Seuss

48.

You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone. Amit Ray

49.

I don’t mind being alone. I just don’t want to be part of the crowd. Naval Ravikant

 
 

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