Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
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Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.
— Aristotle

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
— Euripides

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
— solitude quotation by Francis Bacon