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1882 - 610 pages
|... and recorded by Cicero (" De Officiis," III. 1), "Nunquam se minus otiosum esse, |
quean quum otiosus, nec minus solum, quam quum solus esset." Repeated by
many authors since, as by Gibbon, " I was never less alone than when by myself.
|Alone. Never less alone than when alone. Cicero originated this apt and striking |
paradox in his " De Officiis," lib. iii. ch. i. ... Gibbon in his "Memoirs," vol. i., page
117, has borrowed the expression : " I was never less alone than when by myself.
1887 - 665 pages
|Repeated by many authors since, as by Gibbon, " I was never less alone than |
when by myself." — Memoir, 117. Seneca says, in his Sixth Epistle, " I am never
more in action than when I am alone in my study." " Never less alone than when ...
|Another fact not to be overlooked is that plays more or less democratic were |
received with applause, e. g. , Lee's Lucius Junius Brutus. The word ' sheath,' or
... 117: 'I was never less alone than when by myself.' (2) Rogers, Human Life: '
|Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (9th ed. ) contains three expressions of this thought |
in nearly identical language : (1) Gibbon, Memoirs 1. 117: 'I was never less alone
than when by myself.' (2) Rogers, Human Life : ' Then never less alone than ...
|730 SOLITUDE SOLITUDE 1 am as one who is left alone at a banquet, the lights |
dead and the flowers faded. Bdlwer-Lytton — Last Days ... That he was never
less at leisure than when at leisure; nor that he was ever less alone than when
alone. Cicero— De Officiis. ... 21 Nobody with me at sea but myself. Goldsmith —
1896 - 1178 pages
|There is no such thing as solitude, nor anything that can be said to be alone and |
by itself, but God, who is his own circle, ... He is never less at leisure than when at
leisure, nor less alone than when he ... Nobody with me at sea but myself. a.
|1737—1794. History, which is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, |
follies, and misfortunes of mankind.1 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (
1776). Ch. iii. ... i. p. 116. I was never less alone than when by myself.4 Vol. i. p.
|One can feel very lonely in a large group of people or in an intimate relationship |
yet feel quite content and selfsufficient alone. Edward Gibbon said, “I was never
less alone than when by myself.” We are born alone and shall die alone, so we ...
Larry Chang - 2006 - 817 pages
|It is better to have many about thee, and to live the solitary life in thy will, than to |
be alone, and the desire of thy mind be ... François-Marie Voltaire, 1694-1778 ~
Letter to Frederick the Great, 1751 I was never less alone than when by myself.