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" A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being. "
" I've been called a recluse. There's definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone. "
" With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. "
" I think it's interesting that 'cologne' rhymes with 'alone.' "
" Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own. "
" Blood alone moves the wheels of history. "
" Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one. "
" I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. "
" I'm not saying that there's anything better than mated bliss at its best, but I'm saying that living alone is as good in its own way. But we haven't quite given ourselves permission to recognize that. "
" Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. "
Louis D. Brandeis
" You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end. "
George Armstrong Custer
" If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone. "
" Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this do-it-yourself spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable. "
" The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. "
James Russell Lowell
" The mind is the effect, not the cause. "
" You can't get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat! "
" To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. "
" I'm a happy man, because I am successful in what I do, of course; but what makes me most happy is I have people around me that I love and who love me back. This, for me, is the most important thing. Nobody likes to be alone. "
" In a household tragedy, you are very much aware of being alone. It is something that is possible to grasp, and that is why it hurts so much. Because you are alone. I know a little about this. "
" For a while I couldn't leave the house by myself. Even if I was just grocery shopping alone, I'd get self-conscious. "
" No matter who you are, what you've accomplished, what your financial situation is - when you're dealing with a parent with Alzheimer's, you yourself feel helpless. The parent can't work, can't live alone, and is totally dependent, like a toddler. As the disease unfolds, you don't know what to expect. "
" Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone. "
" Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself. "
" It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. "
" There is no health without mental health; mental health is too important to be left to the professionals alone, and mental health is everyone's business. "
" Music was like my first real toy. I was an only child for a while, and I was alone a lot of the time - and I liked it. I still like being alone. "
" For some reason, voters can be brainwashed, and they vote sometimes against their own best interests, let alone voting against the interests of people who need them, like people who are disenfranchised and people who are poor and so forth. "
Joyce Carol Oates
" I love being on the road with others, with a camera, but also being alone writing poetry. "
" The universe, when you leave it alone, is going to be beautiful. "
" Adultery is the ultimate deal-breaker for me. I would rather be alone than in a relationship that doesn't honor me. "
" I'm fiercely independent, but I'm also terrified of being alone. "