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|Long before I read Thoreau or Muir, I was required to read for an English class an |
essay about going on walks alone. I never ... I am then never less alone than
when alone. ... I like solitude, when I give myself up to it, for the sake of solitude.
|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.
|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.
|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 —
|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 ...
|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.
|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.
|Gibbon went to the school of solitude and, immersed in his books, could echo the |
saying of Scipio Africanus that "I was never less alone than when by myself" (Af,
95-96)." At less euphoric moments, however, Gibbon was not invulnerable to the
|My father could never inspire me with his love and knowledge of farming. ... |
apartment; the library on the same floor was soon considered as my peculiar
domain; and I might say with truth that I was never less alone than when by
|I was never less alone than when bv myself. Uibbon. Life of Eduani Gibbon, f>>/ |
Milman. rli, v. They are never alone thai are accompanied with noble thought*. Sir
Philip Sidney. The Arcadia. Bk. i. () ! lost to virtue, lost to manly thought, Lost to ...