Loneliness Quotes

Most popular loneliness quotes

Every loneliness is a pinnacle.
Strife is better than loneliness.
— Irish proverb

Irish proverbs proverbs

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

age

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life!
Alone.  But loneliness can be a communion.
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

trust

If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
But who can count the beatings of the lonely heart?
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
To comfort any mortal against loneliness, one other is enough.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
There is no loneliness like the loneliness of a dead marriage.

marriage

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.
What does it matter if a man is lonely?  One does not die of it.
Man loves company—even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
One form of loneliness is to have a memory and no one to share it with.

memory

Loneliness is the way by which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself.

destiny

It is the privilege of loneliness; in privacy one may do as one chooses.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.

solitude

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

solitude marriage

Loneliness comes about when I am alone without being able to keep myself company.
It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise.  This is as true of men as of dogs.
Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.
Remember never to say that you are alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within.
No one should ever be afraid alone. It is the worst form of loneliness and the most corrosive.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
A person can be lonely even if he is loved by many people, because he is still not the "One and Only" to anyone.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
I think it's very important to be alone. Loneliness is just an idea that, I'm afraid, has something to do with self-pity.
What makes loneliness an anguish
Is not that I have no one to share my burden,
But this:
I have only my own burden to bear.
Loneliness is a prerequisite for freedom. Freedom depends on the ability to reflect, and reflection can only begin when one is alone.
Of all things that can happen to us, triumph is the most difficult to endure when we are alone. Deprived of witnesses, it shrinks at once.

success

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.  Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Loneliness is not in being alone, for then ministering spirits come to soothe and bless—loneliness is to endure the presence of one who does not understand.
How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm.  To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.
Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

communication

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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.

solitude

She had encountered one of the more devastating kinds of loneliness in existence: that of being in close contact with someone to whom she was a nonperson, and who thereby rendered her invisible and of no consequence.
Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man's being alone.  It 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.

solitude