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Sweet Sublime Solitude

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A presentation of some selected profound quotes by great men in History on the importance of Solitude.
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Sweet Sublime Solitude

  1. 1. 1 weet ublime olitude Favorite Quotes
  2. 2. 2 Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) British author and intellectual.
  3. 3. 3 The best thinking has been done in solitude. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor
  4. 4. 4 Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist
  5. 5. 5 Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.
  6. 6. 6 The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.
  7. 7. 7 This great misfortune – to be incapable of solitude. Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.
  8. 8. 8 Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character. James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.
  9. 9. 9 In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.
  10. 10. 10 I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
  11. 11. 11 History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.
  12. 12. 12 I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck, American Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
  13. 13. 13 Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let him resolutely pursue a solitary course; there is no fellowship with the fool. The Buddha in The Dhammapada
  14. 14. 14 The End In Solitude and in the Silence of your mind, May you all gain some Insights into Truth Sublime. With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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