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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A solitary man is either a brute or an angel.  Italian.  1
Among the perils and dangers of life solitude’s none of the least.  2
An absolute solitude is contrary to humanity.  Petrarch.  3
He makes a solitude and calls it peace.  Byron.  4
In solitude, where we are least alone.  Byron.  5
It is not good that man should be alone.  Bible.  6
O solitude, where are the charms
That sages have seen in thy face?  Cowper’s Alexander Selkirk.
One would not be alone even in Paradise.  Italian.  8
Solitude dulls the thought, too much company dissipates it.  9
Solitude is often the best society.  10
Solitude sometimes is best society.  Milton.  11
Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked and the joy of the good.  12

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