65 Lonely Quotes On Success In Life

These lonely quotes will inspire you. Lonely, sad from being apart from other people, or sad because one has no friends or company.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lonely quotes, lonely sayings, and lonely proverbs.

Best Lonely Quotes

  1. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa
  2. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” ~ Douglas Coupland
  3. “Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?” ~ Haruki Murakami
  4. “The loneliest moment in someone‚Äôs life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. “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.” ~ Orson Welles

  6. “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” ~ Robin Williams , Feeling lonely quotes
  7. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” ~ Anne Frank
  8. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  9. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ~ Lois Lowry
  10. “Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.” ~ Paul Tournier

  11. “Its beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. it means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  12. “No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.” ~ Aristotle
  13. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  14. “The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” ~ Mark Twain
  15. “It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.” ~ Bruce Barton

  16. “This world that I live in is empty and cold/the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul.” ~ Waylon Jennings
  17. “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  18. “Be good and you will be lonely.” ~ Mark Twain
  19. “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  20. “Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  21. “All great and precious things are lonely.” ~ John Steinbeck
  22. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received, and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” ~ Mother Teresa
  23. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” ~ Bell Hooks
  24. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~ Maya Angelou
  25. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  26. “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” ~ George Eliot
  27. “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  28. “The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.” ~ Mason Cooley
  29. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” ~ Mark Twain
  30. “Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  31. “The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.” ~ Lorraine Hansberry
  32. “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” ~ May Sarton
  33. “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination.” ~ Mary Oliver
  34. “The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.” ~ Mary Balogh
  35. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside” ~ Anne Frank

  36. “Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named not good.” ~ John Milton
  37. “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  38. “People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  39. “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.” ~ Pearl S. Buck , Heart touching lonely quotes
  40. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” ~ Henry Rollins

  41. “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” ~ Tennessee Williams
  42. “The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” ~ Voltaire
  43. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” ~ Dante Alighieri
  44. “It is better to be alone than in bad company.” ~ Unknown
  45. “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

  46. “The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  47. “At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  48. “There is much suffering in the world – physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.” ~ Mother Teresa
  49. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore.” ~ James F. Cooper

  50. “Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  51. “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  52. “An artist is always alone – if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.” ~ Henry Miller
  53. “As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.” ~ Maya Angelou
  54. “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

  55. “I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.” ~ Yousuf Karsh
  56. “A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw , Touching lonely quotes for him
  57. “A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey’s gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.” ~ John Cheever
  58. “Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.” ~ Dan Brown
  59. “If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?” ~ Judy Garland

  60. “We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.” ~ Yul Brynner
  61. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron
  62. “Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold
  63. “It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.” ~ Albert Einstein

  64. “Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio or looked at television. They had ‘Loneliness’ and knew what to do with it. They were not afraid of being lonely because they knew that was when the creative mood in them would work.” ~ Carl Sandburg
  65. “Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.” ~ Germaine Greer

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