C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


It is not good that man should be alone.

Genesis ii. 18.

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Sir Philip Sidney.

The time never lies heavy upon him; it is impossible for him to be alone.


  • When musing on companions gone,
  • We doubly feel ourselves alone.
  • Scott.

  • Alone!—that worn-out word,
  • So idly spoken, and so coldly heard;
  • Yet all that poets sing, and grief hath known,
  • Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word—Alone.
  • Lytton.