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Loneliness QUOTES

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Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes
and curl my back to loneliness.
-- Maya Angelou

“You 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 lifetime.”
-- 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

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
-- Wayne Dyer

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
-- Albert Einstein

If 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 happen.
-- Loretta Girzaitis

So 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 home, America...
From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation, come home, America.
From the entrenchment of special privilege and tax favoritism-
From the waste of idle hands to the joy of useful labor-
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 country forward.
Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer world.
And let us be joyful in the homecoming,
for:' this land is your land, this land is my land.
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

Yet 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

“It 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


At 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 dreams.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

"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

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

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously.
But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
-- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"For 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.
~Alice Walker

* 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

“What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.”
-- Richard Wilbur

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