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Definition of Solitude

Solitude

  1. state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness.
  2. Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.
  3. solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.

Solitude Quotations

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Henry David Thoreau
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

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.
Paul Tillich

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.
Jeanne Moreau

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Solitude Translations

solitude in Latin is solitudo, solitas
solitude in Spanish is soledad
solitude in Swedish is enslighet, ensamhet