“Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.”
“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” [from Diaries]
“If you would live innocently, seek solitude.” [from Moral Sayings]
“To be an adult is to be alone.” [from Thoughts of a Biologist]
“The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” [letter to Frederick the Great, Aug. 1751]
“I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference.”
The quote in our header is by George Washington.
“What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter’s day?”