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What are the best aloofness quotes?

We've gathered this hand-picked list of quotes to show you what is aloofness!

Whether a inspirational quote from your favorite celebrity Homer, Oscar Wilde or an motivational message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all benefit from a famous aloofness quote.

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions. — Homer

Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire. — Oscar Wilde

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. — Charles G. Dawes

For the first time in my life a feeling of overpowering stinging melancholy seized me. Before, I had never experienced aught but a not unpleasing sadness. The bond of a common humanity now drew me irresistibly to gloom. A fraternal melancholy! For both I and Bartleby were sons of Adam. I remembered the bright silks and sparkling faces I had seen that day, in gala trim, swanlike sailing down the Mississippi of Broadway; and I contrasted them with the pallid copyist, and thought to myself, Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay; but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none. — Herman Melville

There is no real independent self, aloof from other human beings, inspecting the world, inspecting other people. You are, in fact, connected not just via Facebook and Internet, you're actually quite literally connected by your neurons. — Vilayanur Ramachandran

To get to New Orleans you don't pass through anywhere else. That geographical location, being aloof, lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than other places that have to keep up with the progress. — Allen Toussaint

Ah, happiness courts the light so we deem the world is gay. But misery hides aloof so we deem that misery there is none. — Herman Melville

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest. — Theodor Adorno