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was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes
and curl my back to loneliness.
-- Maya Angelou
have it easily in your power to increase the sum total
of this world's happiness now. How?
By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone
who is lonely or discouraged.
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you
say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a
-- Dale Carnegie
We have all known the long loneliness
and we have learned that the only solution is love
and that love comes with community.
-- Dorothy Day
cannot be lonely if you like the person you're
-- Wayne Dyer
is strange to be known so universally and yet
to be so lonely.
-- Albert Einstein
someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers
a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand
a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to
-- Loretta Girzaitis
join with me in this campaign. Lend me your strength
and your support-and together, we will call America
home to the ideals that nourished us in the beginning.
From secrecy, and deception in high places, come
From military spending so wasteful that it weakens
our nation, come home, America.
From the entrenchment of special privilege and
From the waste of idle hands to the joy of useful
From the prejudice of race and sex-
From the loneliness of the aging poor and the
despair of the neglected sick, come home, America.
Come home to the affirmation that we have a dream.
Come home to the conviction that we can move our
Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer
And let us be joyful in the homecoming,
for:' this land is your land, this land is my
From California to the New York Islands.
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters.
This land was made for you and me.'
May God grant us the wisdom to cherish this good
land and to meet the great challenge that beckons
us home. This is the time.
-- George McGovern
it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities
begin. It is here that you discover act without
motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in
obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment
whose limits extend to infinity.
-- Thomas Merton
is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes
aware of truths before their times."
-- Thomas Brackett Reed
What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts
were gone, man would die from a great loneliness
of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts,
soon happens to man. All things are connected.
~ Chief Seattle
times the road of life can seem dark, cold, and
lonely and our dreams feel so far away. But then
an encouraging word from a friend or even reading
an inspiring quote or listening to a moving song
can renew our sense of hope and give us the strength
to keep on trying once again to accomplish our
Robert Alan Silverstein
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
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
should young people do with their lives today? Many
But the most daring thing is to create stable communities
in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle;
and one faces down fears of today so that those
of tomorrow might be engaged.
This is the duty of our generation as
we enter the twenty-first century -- solidarity
with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick,
and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire
to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community
in which all members will define themselves not
by their own identity but by that of others.
-- Elie Wiesel
is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.”
-- Richard Wilbur