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We live in a very tense society.  We are pulled apart… and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together…. I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.   Helen Hayes

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.  ~K.T. Jong

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.  Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.  ~Hans Margolius

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.  ~Robert Cecil

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.  ~Marya Mannes

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.  ~Pearl Buck

What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it – like a secret vice.  ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with “a sort of greedy enjoyment,” as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was “saturated with the bouquet of silence.”  ~Holbrook Jackson

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.  ~Voltaire

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.  ~William Penn

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  ~John Muir

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.  ~Marcus Aurelius

 

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