1. 10

    The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

  2. 9

    Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.

  3. 8

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

  4. 7

    I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

  5. 6

    The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

  6. 5

    The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

  7. 4

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

  8. 3

    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.

  9. 2

    Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

  10. 1

    If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.