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Quotes of seclusion

  1. Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds. – Felix Adler
  2. History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion – Thomas Carlyle
  3. It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security. – Agnetha Faltskog
  4. Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness. – James D. Watson
  5. A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Usage examples for seclusion

  1. I introduced him to the new work, and in a few months he brought out many new thoughts from the silent seclusion of his mind. – Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb by W. R. Roe
  2. She is calculated equally for the seclusion of Yatton and the splendid atmosphere of Almack's; but for the latter she seems at present to have little inclination. – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren
  3. It was often a delight to him to think of its freedom and seclusion – A Beautiful Alien by Julia Magruder
  4. It is known, too, that I long intensely to live in the future days of peace as the emperor's lieutenant in the Tyrol; to live, far from the noisy bustle of the capital, in the peaceful seclusion of the mountain country, for myself, my studies, and the men whom I love, and who love me. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  5. The establishment had all the privacy of isolation and seclusion and was a charming spot. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  6. If one of the monks, therefore, is blessed with a talent for solitude and seclusion his brother monks shall profit by it. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  7. Silence and seclusion are so strictly enforced as to be almost absolute and uninterrupted; even the minister who addresses the prisoners on the Sabbath is known to them only by his voice. – A Visit To The United States In 1841 by Joseph Sturge
  8. The very quiet and seclusion of the place were favourable to the growth of romantic passion. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  9. A girl must always be wedded before arriving at adolescence, the penalty for breach of this rule being the driving out of the girl to seclusion in the forest for a day and a half, and a feast to the caste- fellows. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  10. More for seclusion than for show, Wych Hazel had chosen her bridal dress. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  11. The Last Public Appearance Once only was he drawn from his seclusion – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  12. My idea is to take off our boots directly we get into the seclusion of the garden and change into these shoes. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  13. Such was the quiet and apparent seclusion of the spot, that it struck Franks they had better find its most sheltered corner, in which to sit down and rest awhile, possibly sleep. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. He called himself " the doubly imprisoned captive," in allusion to his seclusion and loss of sight. – A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
  15. Whereupon the tutor quietly crept away to the seclusion of his own room. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  16. Among the most conspicuous of the party were the Reverend Doctor Opimian and his lady, who had on this occasion stepped out of her domestic seclusion – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  17. Your plan, as far as I can see, is to place her in seclusion and safety until she is twenty- one, then she can claim her own. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  18. As for the Widow Wycherly, tradition tells us that she was a great beauty in her day; but, for a long while past, she had lived in deep seclusion on account of certain scandalous stories which had prejudiced the gentry of the town against her. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  19. And he lives far off in the distant parts of the earth, in a state of melancholy seclusion the age of gold has passed, the age of paper has commenced. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. I asked the count whether he had not himself questioned her concerning the cause of this singular seclusion – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse