Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience.
~ Dutch Proverb
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
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Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.