110+ Loneliness Quotes That Speak to the Heart

Dive into the depths of emotion through these lonely quotes.

Mayuri Meshram
By Mayuri Meshram  - Editor

Have you ever found yourself on those achingly empty nights, where silence becomes your only companion and loneliness wraps around your heart like a heavy shroud? Well, you’ve landed on the right page to dive into a collection of inspiring quotes about loneliness that you’ll undoubtedly relate to.

So, let’s dive into a collection of loneliness quotes that will not only resonate with you but also show you the power of finding solace in shared experiences.

Loneliness may be caused by a number of reasons, including missing someone, the loss of a loved one, or a lack of social ties. It can also be a sign of underlying mental health issues like sadness or anxiety.

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Loneliness can hit anyone, anytime, without a warning. It doesn’t care if you’re an extrovert or a social butterfly. It can creep into your life when you’re physically distant from loved ones or even when you’re surrounded by people.

But let me ask you something: have you ever wondered if loneliness is a sign of weakness or a failure to connect with others?

What if I told you that loneliness is not something to be ashamed of but a profoundly human experience that can teach us valuable lessons about ourselves and our relationships.

I’ve had my fair share of encounters with loneliness. But during those moments, I turned to books, music, and the wise words of those who had faced loneliness before me.

Inspiring Loneliness Quotes to Overcome

Loneliness is not a lack of company, loneliness is a lack of purpose. – Guillermo Maldonado

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The deepest loneliness is not being comfortable with yourself. – Mark Twain

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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. – Mother Teresa

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Loneliness is a failure to appreciate others. – Marty Rubin

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Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.  ― Abraham Lincoln

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.

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The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself. – Mark Twain

Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.

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You will always remain lonely till the day you meet a person who can understand your mind deeply!

A lonely heart always endures deep cuts and scratches.

Only the thirsty know the real taste of water; only the lonely know the real weight of emptiness!

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What makes us lonely are the feelings that we never share with anyone.

There is always an eternal mystery around the lonely souls!

Lonely souls see beauty everywhere they go.

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The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.

If I don’t read, I get lonely. If I don’t write, I forget who I am.

Nothing is quite as bad as being without privacy and lonely at the same time.

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Lonely souls see beauty everywhere they go.

As lonely and sad as I am today, your return will cause a new birth in me.

Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned-for commodities in the world. The person who can provide for them will never be lonely.

We’re only as lonely as we think we are.

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Always being myself and my salve, which is life. I’m not lonely if that’s what it seems like. Always writing things down.

I get so lonely sometimes, I could put a box on my head and mail myself to a stranger.

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I spend so much time living by myself – mostly in hotels – and I pick up cats when I’m feeling particularly lonely.

There is no job that feels as lonely as that of a fighter but there is also no bond closer than the one he shares with his corner.

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Do not feel lonely on the road of righteousness Because of the fewness of the walkers on it.

When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself.

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When I feel lonely inside, nobody knows it. I never let on. I always cover it up. It eats me up.

Being human means having the capacity to be lonely; loneliness is part of what it means to be human.

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Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier.

Many people suffer from the fear of finding themselves alone, so they don’t find themselves at all.

There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.

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I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.

Very suddenly. Yes, quite suddenly, I didn’t feel like I could handle my feeling of aloneness. ― Markus Zusak

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

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Sad Lonely Quotes To Find Strength

Explore the depths of solitude with this collection of powerful and inspiring feeling lonely quotes. These words of wisdom offer comfort and understanding for those feeling alone, while also inspiring reflection and introspection.

Whether you’re struggling with loneliness or seeking a deeper understanding of this common emotion, these quotes are sure to strike a chord with you.

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.

A lonely day is God’s way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.

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Somewhere there’s someone for me. Though I may be lonely now, I’ll see it through somehow, to somebody’s heart I know I hold the key.

On stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.

Being alone can be a happy, free time full of doing things you really want to do.

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Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you. – Thema Davis

Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.

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Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.

Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.

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Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.

Alone had always felt like an actual place to me as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.

Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.

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No matter how many people care about you, she thought, if you can’t be open with them about who you truly are, you’re still alone.

I feel so alone in this world filled with 7 billion souls.

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

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Being alone has a power that very few people can handle.

Even in the loneliest moments, I have been there for myself.

A little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant, and more colorful you.

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I restore myself when I’m alone.

Being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.

It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far. – Marilyn Monroe

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There are two kinds of loneliness: one you feel you are all alone; the other you feel in a crowded room when you realize you are the only person who knows what it’s like to be you.

Being Alone Quotes

Navigate the complexities of being alone with this curated collection of quotes about being alone. These quotes will help you understand and comfort those experiencing feelings of isolation, while also inspiring reflection and self-discovery.

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Whether you’re currently feeling lonely or seeking to understand the beauty and power of solitude, these being-alone quotes will connect with you on a personal level.

Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.

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People run away to be alone he said. Some people had to be alone.

Yes, there is joy fulfillment, and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. –Sylvia Plath

Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around. – Richard Yates

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For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all.

Loneliness is a tax we have to pay to atone for a certain complexity of mind.

Loneliness is cured by contact with yourself.

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I’m learning a lot about myself being alone and doing what I’m doing.

I love to be alone. I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. ― Henry David Thoreau

As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.

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Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.

Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.

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The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.

Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine.

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We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.

Laugh and the world laugh with you, snore and you sleep alone.

In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.

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Loneliness is like being the only person left alive in the universe, except that everyone else is still here.

Loneliness is a state of feeling that can be changed. People may still feel lonely even among the crowd.

Loneliness is the prison of the human spirit. When we are lonely, we pace back and forth in small, shut-in worlds. ― John Joseph Powell

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The worst kind of loneliness in the world is the isolation that comes from being misunderstood. It can make people lose their grasp on reality.

I learned that day that there is no more lonely state than being in a lonely marriage.

Heart Touching Lonely Quotes

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. – Henry Rollins

The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness. – Norman Cousins

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. – May Sarton

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. – Michel de Montaigne

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. – Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. – Princess Diana

The eternal loneliness of the human soul can only be resolved through love. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Loneliness is not about being alone, it’s about feeling disconnected even when surrounded by others.

Pray that your loneliness may spur into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Feeling Alone Quotes

The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person is the loneliest of all.

My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.

Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ― Maya Angelou

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness.

If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right.

Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.

If one’s different one’s bound to be lonely.

It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.

My inspirations are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, and nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I need. I’m perfectly lonely.

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation, and loneliness.

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.

The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face-to-face with oneself.

You’ll end up living a lonely life if you’re waiting around for perfect.

I’ve noticed that loneliness gets stronger when we try to face it down but gets weaker when we simply ignore it.

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.

People run away to be alone,’ he said. Some people had to be alone.

There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock.

Short Loneliness Quotes

  • Loneliness is the human condition. – Charlie Chaplin
  • If it comes let it, if it goes let.
  • And then I think that maybe I was designed to be alone.
  • Alone, all alone, nobody near. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Loneliness is the poverty of self. – May Sarton
  • The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness. – Norman Cousins
  • Feeling lonely is natural, but it doesn’t define who you are.
  • Loneliness is like a deep abyss, waiting to be filled with connection and understanding.
  • Alone, but not lonely. Solitude is my sanctuary.
  • Loneliness is the silence when no one understands you.
  • Don’t wanna be all by myself anymore.
  • Loneliness is a state of mind, a longing for connection.
  • Loneliness is the absence of a genuine connection.
  • In solitude, we discover ourselves; in loneliness, we yearn for others.
  • Sometimes, the greatest company is your own.
  • Loneliness is a reminder of our innate need for human connection.
  • Alone, yet not lonely. Embracing solitude and finding peace within.
  • Loneliness carves a deeper capacity for empathy within us.
  • I feel so alone without you.
  • Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Surrounded by many but Still lonely.

  • Surrounded by many, yet feeling like an island of loneliness.
  • In a crowded room, my heart still aches for connection.
  • Loneliness doesn’t discriminate; it can creep in even in a sea of people.
  • The paradox of being surrounded by faces, yet feeling utterly alone.
  • I can be in a crowd and still yearn for a meaningful connection.
  • Sometimes the loneliest moments are when we’re surrounded by people who don’t truly see us.
  • The emptiness grows deeper amidst the noise of the world.
  • The loneliness that resides within can drown out the voices around me.
  • In a crowd of many, I search for that one soul who truly understands.
  • Loneliness can echo louder in a room full of strangers.
  • Loneliness doesn’t vanish in a crowd; it lingers, reminding me of the void within.
  • Even amidst the chatter and laughter, an overwhelming sense of isolation engulfs me.
  • I navigate through a sea of faces, searching for someone who can break the chains of my loneliness.
  • Surrounded by many, yet feeling like a solitary star lost in the night sky.
  • The weight of loneliness can be crushing, even in the midst of a bustling world.
  • Crowds become a backdrop to my solitude, highlighting the disconnect I feel.
  • The emptiness within amplifies in the presence of others, like an echo in an empty room.
  • Amongst a multitude, I remain an invisible island of loneliness.
  • No amount of people can fill the void when the heart yearns for genuine connection.
  • Surrounded by a multitude of bodies, yet my soul remains in solitude.

I Feel Alone Quotes

  • Loneliness teaches us the importance of our connections with others.
  • Sometimes, I feel so alone in this world that it breaks my heart.
  • In the midst of a crowd, I still feel like the loneliest person alive.
  • I feel alone, not because I am alone, but because no one truly understands me.
  • There are moments when I feel like I’m the only one carrying the weight of my loneliness.
  • Feeling alone is not always a reflection of how many people are around you, but how deeply you connect with them.
  • The emptiness inside me makes me feel like I’m wandering through life all alone.
  • It’s a peculiar feeling to be surrounded by people and yet feel completely alone.
  • At times, the ache of loneliness can be so overwhelming that it becomes hard to bear.
  • There are nights when I lay in bed and the feeling of loneliness engulfs me like a heavy blanket.
  • I feel alone in a way that words cannot adequately describe. It’s a solitude that resides within me.
  • In the midst of a crowded room, my heart whispers, ‘I feel alone.’
  • There are times when the silence around me amplifies the loneliness within me.
  • Feeling alone is not just about physical solitude; it’s about the absence of understanding and connection.
  • Loneliness can cast a shadow even in the brightest moments of life.
  • Sometimes, the hardest part about feeling alone is trying to explain it to others who have never experienced it.
  • The feeling of being alone can consume you, like a constant companion you can’t shake off.
  • I feel alone in a world that is constantly connected.
  • The loneliness I feel is a quiet ache that echoes within my soul.
  • Even with people around, my heart still longs for the company that understands me deeply.
  • “Feeling alone doesn’t mean I am weak; it means I am searching for a connection that goes beyond surface-level interactions.

Love and Loneliness Quotes

  • The greatest tragedy of love is to feel alone in the presence of someone who means the world to you.
  • Love can be both a remedy for loneliness and a painful reminder of it.
  • In the depths of loneliness, love can be the beacon that guides us back to the shores of connection.
  • Loneliness is not cured by the presence of someone but by the presence of someone who truly understands and loves us.
  • Love is the antidote to loneliness; it fills the void in our hearts and brings us closer to others.
  • The longing for love can make loneliness feel even more pronounced, but finding true love can heal the deepest of wounds.
  • Love has the power to transform loneliness into a profound connection, where two souls find solace in each other’s presence.
  • The irony of love is that it can make us feel both blissfully connected and achingly alone, depending on the circumstances.
  • Love is the thread that weaves us together, bridging the gaps of loneliness and creating a tapestry of togetherness.
  • Loneliness dissipates when love finds its way into our lives, reminding us that we are not alone in this vast world.
  • Love can be a balm for the lonely heart, offering warmth and solace in the midst of solitude.
  • Loneliness disappears when we find someone who loves us for who we are, embracing our flaws and celebrating our existence.
  • Love has the power to fill the empty spaces within us and banish the haunting shadows of loneliness.
  • In the depths of loneliness, love is the lifeline that pulls us back to the shores of connection and belonging.
  • Love is the language that speaks to the depths of our souls, banishing loneliness with its comforting embrace.
  • The beauty of love is that it can transform the darkest moments of loneliness into a symphony of togetherness.
  • Love is the antidote to the ache of loneliness, nourishing our hearts with its tender presence.
  • Sometimes, the greatest expression of love is simply being there for someone who feels lost in the depths of loneliness.
  • In love, we find a sanctuary where loneliness is shattered, and our hearts are held in the embrace of another.
  • Love is the bridge that connects hearts, spanning the vast chasm of loneliness and bringing us closer to one another.

Sudden Loneliness Quotes

  • In the blink of an eye, the world can shift, and suddenly you find yourself standing alone in the midst of a crowded room.
  • Sudden loneliness can be a harsh wake-up call, reminding us of the fragility of human connections.
  • Loneliness can strike like a lightning bolt, catching you off guard and leaving you searching for shelter.
  • In moments of sudden loneliness, it’s as if the world fades into the background, and you’re left alone with your thoughts.
  • Sudden loneliness can make you feel like an island, isolated in a vast sea of people.
  • The sudden absence of companionship can leave you feeling unmoored, adrift in a sea of solitude.
  • Loneliness has a way of creeping in, even during moments when you least expect it.
  • In the blink of an eye, the laughter and chatter fade, and you’re left with an overwhelming sense of sudden loneliness.
  • Sudden loneliness can be a reminder to cherish the moments of connection and nurture the relationships that bring you joy.
  • Sometimes, the sudden pang of loneliness is a call to prioritize self-care and seek out meaningful connections.

Alone love Quotes

  • Being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Embrace your solitude and let love find its way to you.
  • In the quiet of solitude, love can blossom, filling your heart with its gentle presence.
  • Alone, yet filled with love. Embrace the beauty of being your own source of love and let it radiate to the world.
  • Love yourself enough to be comfortable in your own company. Being alone is an opportunity to cultivate self-love.
  • When you find love within yourself, being alone becomes a sanctuary rather than a burden.
  • In the depths of solitude, love can be the guiding light that illuminates your path and fills your heart.
  • Being alone allows you to nurture a deep love within yourself so that when love arrives, it finds a flourishing garden.
  • Alone, but not devoid of love. The greatest love affair you can have is the one with yourself.
  • Love is the companion that never leaves, even in moments of solitude. Embrace the love that resides within you.
  • Alone, yet connected through the threads of love. Love knows no boundaries, not even solitude.
  • In the stillness of solitude, love whispers its sweetest melodies to the heart.
  • Being alone allows you to appreciate the beauty of love without the distractions of the world.
  • Love has the power to transform being alone into a cherished solitude, where your heart is content.
  • When you are alone, love becomes the gentle companion that accompanies you on your journey of self-discovery.
  • Alone but not lonely, for love keeps me company and fills the spaces within my soul.
  • Love is the solace that embraces me when I find myself in the depths of solitude.
  • Being alone is an invitation to explore the depths of self-love and discover the boundless capacity of your heart.
  • In the embrace of solitude, love blossoms like a flower in the vastness of your being.
  • Alone, I am a canvas ready to be painted with the colors of self-love and love for others.
  • Love is the beacon that shines bright in the darkness of solitude, guiding you toward connection and fulfillment.

Tips to overcoming feelings of loneliness:

  • Make plans to see friends and family and spend time together.
  • Volunteer in your town to meet new people and to make a difference.
  • To deal with underlying emotional difficulties, consider treatment or counseling.
  • Practice self-care and things that offer you joy and contentment.
  • Try to be more sociable, even if it means making simple efforts like smiling more, striking up a conversation, or even inviting someone out for coffee.

Effects of loneliness according to Notable Studies

Loneliness isn’t just a feeling we brush off—it can have serious consequences on our well-being. Researchers have conducted various studies that reveal the outcomes of loneliness, and the results are eye-opening.

  • One well-known study is the Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has spanned over 80 years. It consistently found that feeling lonely and socially isolated can lead to mental health issues like depression, cognitive decline, and even a shorter lifespan.
  • In another study by Cacioppo et al. (2006), researchers discovered that chronic loneliness can have physical effects too. It increases stress levels, weakens the immune system, and even triggers inflammation in the body. Loneliness is more than just an emotion—it can impact our overall health.
  • A comprehensive meta-analysis conducted by Holt-Lunstad et al. (2015) analyzed data from millions of participants. The findings were clear: social isolation, living alone, and feeling lonely can increase the risk of mortality. This study highlighted the importance of social connections and emphasized that loneliness is a significant public health concern.

These studies all underline the same message: loneliness is not to be taken lightly. It affects both our mental and physical well-being, and it’s crucial that we address this issue in our society.

Building and nurturing meaningful social connections is vital for our overall health and happiness.

Wrapping up:

Which loneliness quotes resonated with you the most? Did any of them bring a sense of comfort?

If you find yourself struggling with loneliness, it’s crucial to explore the reasons behind your feelings and seek support from a healthcare professional. Read this my favorite article on how to overcome loneliness.

Together, you can find practical and effective strategies to address loneliness and improve your mental well-being. Remember, you don’t have to face loneliness alone – help is available to guide you towards a brighter and more fulfilling path.

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We might be surrounded by people, scrolling through social media feeds filled with smiling faces, yet still feel a profound sense of loneliness.

It’s a reminder that true connection goes beyond the surface, beyond the likes and comments, to the core of our beings.

So, let’s continue this conversation together. Share your thoughts, experiences, and insights in the comments below. Perhaps you have a personal quote that encapsulates your own journey with loneliness.

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Mayuri is a professional content writer, she loves motivating people and inspiring them to pursue their dreams. Sharing quotes, proverbs, and sayings of great authors to touch people's lives to make it better.