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If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) French writer and philosopher.

Loneliness breaks the spirit.

Jewish proverb

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) American playwright.

Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.


You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) New Zealand-born English short story writer.

A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man --the one he used to be.

Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) Italian poet, critic, novelist, and translator.