59 Seclusion Quotes On Success In Life

These seclusion quotes will inspire you. Seclusion, the state of being private and away from other people.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging seclusion quotes, seclusion sayings, and seclusion proverbs.

Best Seclusion Quotes

  1. “The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone-that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.” ~ Nikola Tesla
  2. “Go into seclusion and rest your mind on the silence.” ~ Dharma Mittra
  3. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  4. “Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences” ~ Nikola Tesla

  5. “Get yourself to a vantage point of seclusion and view the world with your eyes alone. Think of the infinite spaces of the skies and the world beneath.” ~ Charles E. Burchfield
  6. “There are men so incorrigibly lazy that no inducement that you can offer will tempt them to work; so eaten up
  7. by vice that virtue is abhorrent to them, and so inveterately dishonest that theft is to them a master passion. When a human being has reached that stage, there is only one course that can be rationally pursued. Sorrowfully, but remorselessly, it must be recognized that he has become lunatic, morally demented, incapable of self-government, and that upon him, therefore, must be passed the sentence of permanent seclusion from a world in which he is not fit to be at large.” ~ William Booth
  8. “Seclusion is the price of greatness.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

  9. “From all kinds of flowers,
    Seek teachings everywhere,
    Like a deer that finds
    A quiet place to graze,
    Seek Seclusion to digest
    All you have gathered. . .” ~ Namkhai Norbu
  10. “Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness” ~ Khalil Gibran
  11. “My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. “Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.” ~ Nikola Tesla

  13. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  14. “History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  15. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  16. “The charms of seclusion are seldom combined with the conveniences of civilization.” ~ Ethel Smyth

  17. “In a crowd, on a journey, at a banquet even, a line of thought can itself provide its own seclusion.” ~ Quintilian
  18. “The best convent for a woman is the seclusion of her own home. There she may find her vocation and fight her battles, and there she may learn the reality and the earnestness of life.” ~ Elizabeth Prentiss
  19. “As for solitude, I cannot understand how certain people seek to lay claim to intellectual stature, nobility of soul and strength of character, yet have not the slightest feeling for seclusion; for solitude, I maintain, when joined with a quiet contemplation of nature, a serene and conscious faith in creation and the Creator, and a few vexations from outside is the only school for a mind of lofty endowment.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  20. “Give to a wounded heart seclusion; consolation nor reason ever effected anything in such a case.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  21. “. . . in seclusion, she had secluded herself from a thousand natural and healing influences; that, her mind, brooding solitary, had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their Maker . . .” ~ Charles Dickens
  22. “A man’s thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  23. “HIBERNATE, v. i. To pass the winter season in domestic seclusion. There have been many singular popular notions about the hibernation of various animals. Many believe that the bear hibernates during the whole winter and subsists by mechanically sucking its paws. It is admitted that it comes out of its retirement in the spring so lean that it has to try twice before it can cast a shadow.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  24. “Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.” ~ James D. Watson

  25. “Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.” ~ Felix Adler
  26. “It’s strange that the newspapers don’t see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security.” ~ Agnetha Faltskog
  27. “Nor has he lived in vain, who from his cradle to his grave has passed his life in seclusion.” ~ Horace
  28. “The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.” ~ James A. Baldwin

  29. “I’m kind of an antisocial person. I realized when I was playing in bands that I wasn’t that comfortable being on-stage, and I preferred to be behind the scenes. I like the seclusion of composing.” ~ Cliff Martinez
  30. “I owe no duty to the forum, the election ground or the senate; I am … no barking pleader, no judge, no soldier, no king; I have withdrawn from the populace. My only business is with myself. I have no care save not to care. The better life you would more enjoy in seclusion than in publicity. But you will decry me as indolent. … None is born for another, being destined to die for himself.” ~ Tertullian
  31. “I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.” ~ Henry Miller
  32. “What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.” ~ Salman Rushdie

  33. “There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.” ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  34. “Some people prefer solitude. They say their peace of mind depends on this. Others say they would be better off in church. If you do well, you do well wherever you are. If you fail, you fail wherever you are. Your surroundings don’t matter. God is with you everywhere — in the market place as well as in seclusion or in the church. If you look for nothing but God, nothing or no one can disturb you. God is not distracted by a multitude of things. Nor can we be.” ~ Meister Eckhart
  35. “I suffered no pain, my hunger had taken the edge off; instead I felt pleasantly empty, untouched by everything around me and happy to be unseen by all. I put my legs up on the bench and leaned back, the best way to feel the true well-being of seclusion. There wasn’t a cloud in my mind, nor did I feel any discomfort, and I hadn’t a single unfulfilled desire or craving as far as my thought could reach. I lay with open eyes in a state of utter absence from myself and felt deliciously out of it.” ~ Knut Hamsun
  36. “What a terrible thing it would be to be the Pope! What unthinkable responsibilities to fall on your shoulders at an advanced age! No privacy. No seclusion. No sin.” ~ Roger Ebert

  37. “Politically I am neither left nor right! And this kind of political-ethical standpoint– being in the middle– usually brings about seclusion and isolation! But now I do not mind it anymore and, instead, I work more and more in my self-made solitude!” ~ Javad Alizadeh
  38. “The mystery of the spiritual life is that Jesus desires to meet us in the seclusion of our own heart, to make his love known to us there, to free us from our fears, and to make our own deepest self known to us Each time you let the love of God penetrate deeper into your heart it leads to a love of ourselves that enables us to give whole-hearted love to our fellow human beings. In the seclusion of our hearts we learn to know the hidden presence of God; and with that spiritual knowledge we can lead a loving life.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  39. “This seclusion of the artist with his work, sometimes misconceived as a selfish thing, is in truth as needful a tool as any, if a vision is to be made clear to others. And all the men I have known do creative work obtained it; either mechanically, by the walls of a workroom, or by that withdrawal into themselves which is part of their power.” ~ Georgiana Burne-Jones
  40. “So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  41. “I’ve always been able to do what I wanted. On the other hand, my mother was. She considered the fact of being a woman a great disadvantage. She had her reasons. In her day women lived in seclusion – in almost all Indian states they couldn’t even show themselves on the street.” ~ Indira Gandhi
  42. “Solitude and quiet are highly desirable, but the lack of them is no barrier to writing… The will to work builds all the seclusion that one needs.” ~ John Braine
  43. “If ever you come upon a grove of ancient trees which have grown to an exceptional height, shutting out a view of sky by a veil of pleached and intertwining branches, then the loftiness of the forest, the seclusion of the spot and your marvel at the thick unbroken shade in the midst of the open spaces, will prove to you the presence of deity.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  44. “A man should keep for himself a little back shop, all his own, quite unadulterated, in which he establishes his true freedom and chief place of seclusion and solitude.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  45. “It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies.

    So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  46. “What can my enemies do to me? My paradise is in my heart, it is with me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion. To send me into exile is to send me away in the Path of Allah. And to kill me is to make me a martyr.” ~ Ibn Taymiyyah
  47. “My stories were translated and had many reviews before I had an interview with any international or Arab newspaper. If the stories hadn’t succeeded, you wouldn’t have asked me my position on Arab festivals and I wouldn’t have been interested in the festivals anyway, because I would be in seclusion, writing.” ~ Hassan Blasim
  48. “No one church has all the answers or the perfect map to the Promised Land, and I prefer to work out my own faith and my own convictions in the seclusion of my own mind.” ~ Charley Pride

  49. “Regardless of communication between man and man, speech is a necessary condition for the thinking of the individual in solitary seclusion. In appearance, however, language develops only socially, and man understands himself only once he has tested the intelligibility of his words by trial upon others.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
  50. “Each one of us is an individual, just like talk show hosts are different from one another, and newspaper columnists are different from each other. So, former presidents are different from each other, too. Some have gone into relative seclusion. Some have decided to teach.” ~ Jimmy Carter
  51. “We meditate alone but live our lives with other people; a gap is inevitable. If our path is to lead to less suffering, nd much of our suffering is with other people, then perhaps we need to reexamine our sole commitment to these individual practices… As our individual pracitce deepens, it may yiled true ease. But whether we practice meditation in seclusion or independently alongside other meditators at a meditation group or retreat, individual meditation approaches the confusion and pain of our relational lives only indirectly.” ~ Greg Kramer
  52. “No temperance society which is well officered and which has the real good of our fellow-men in view, will ever get drunk save in the seclusion of its temperance hall.” ~ Mark Twain

  53. “I am a free man―and I need my freedom. I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. What do you want of me? When I have something to say, I put it in print. When I have something to give, I give it. Your prying curiosity turns my stomach! Your compliments humiliate me! Your tea poisons me! I owe nothing to any one. I would be responsible to God alone―if He existed!” ~ Henry Miller
  54. “Mr. Tulkinghorn, sitting in the twilight by the open window, enjoys his wine. As if it whispered to him of its fifty years of silence and seclusion, it shuts him up the closer. More impenetrable than ever, he sits, and drinks, and mellows as it were in secrecy, pondering at that twilight hour on all the mysteries he knows.” ~ Charles Dickens
  55. “You could also “request” to be locked into the seclusion room. Not many people made that request. You had to “request” to get out too. A nurse would look through the chicken wire and decide if you were ready to come out. Somewhat like looking at a cake through the glass of the oven door.” ~ Susanna Kaysen
  56. “I find the treatment of royalty distinctly peculiar. The royal family lives in palaces heavily screened from prying eyes by fences, grounds, gates, guards, all designed to ensure the family absolute privacy. And every newspaper in London carried headlines announcing PRINCESS ANNE HAS OVARIAN CYST REMOVED. I mean you’re a young girl reared in heavily guarded seclusion and every beer drinker in every pub knows the precise state of your ovaries.” ~ Helene Hanff
  57. “Presidents have only two moments of personal seclusion. One is prayer; the other fishing – and they cannot pray all the time!” ~ Herbert Hoover

  58. “Economics is important because it’s possible to buy the places that are necessary to live in relative inaccessibility and seclusion, or to move with a bit of style and chicness into the middle of civilization.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  59. “Why, since man and woman were created for each other, had He made their desires so dissimilar? Why should one class of women be able to dwell in luxurious seclusion from the trials of life, while another class performed their loathsome tasks? Surely His wisdom had not decreed that one set of women should live in degradation and in the end should perish that others might live in security, preserve their frapped chastity, and in the end be saved.” ~ Madeleine Albright

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