Better Off Alone Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old better off alone quotes, better off alone sayings, and better off alone proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Gautama Buddha
Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone. Elizabeth Gilbert
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. Shannon L. Alder
He succeeded in being considered totally uninteresting. People left him alone. And that was all he wanted. Patrick Süskind
Better be alone than in bad company. Thomas Fuller
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller
There is a certain strength in being alone. Heather Duffy Stone
Every time my dreams threaten to become reality, something always happens and I end up alone. Jane Green
Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. Charlotte Eriksson
Everybody is a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way. John Mayer
I'd never chosen to be alone, but that was the way things had turned out, and I'd grown used to it. Sebastian Faulks
Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone. Michael Bassey Johnson
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Henry Rollins
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. Wayne Dyer
The things one experiences alone with oneself are very much stronger and purer. Eugene Delacroix
When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that. Gertrude Stein
If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone. Richard Yates
People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in. Margaret Cho
No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive, the trick is not to get frightened. There's nothing wrong with being alone. Wendy Wasserstein
That was the thing about being alone, in theory or in principle. Whatever happened-good, bad, or anywhere in between-it was always, if nothing else, all your own. Sarah Dessen
Being alone onstage is like legalized insanity. Robin Williams
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. Germaine Greer
Life is too precious to waste it with the wrong person. You're better off alone until the right one comes along. Tony Gaskins
One's better off alone, and yet there are so many things that are impossible to fathom on one's own. In fact it's a terrible business and the task is a hard one. Claude Monet
The world is my oyster. The road is my home. And I know that I'm better off Alone. Ani DiFranco
If people let other people alone, people would be better off. It's always people that screw things up for people anyway. Nora Roberts
The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. Justin Timberlake
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. Anne Hathaway
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. Arthur Schopenhauer
It is good to be alone, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult should be one more reason to do it. Rainer Maria Rilke
Separate we come, and separate we go, And this be it known, is all that we know. Conrad Aiken
Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship. Amelia Earhart
We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift. Yul Brynner
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. Henry David Thoreau
Being alone can be good. It's easy to find peace alone. But sometimes, being alone is a king of death. Dean Koontz
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein
Women would be better off when they no longer needed men more than they needed their own independent identities ... How long a time it took me after my divorce to understand that being alone is not the same as being lonely. Alice Steinbach
Solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition. Amelia Barr
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. Anne Frank
The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Douglas Coupland
All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot! Dr. Seuss
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company George Washington
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right. Jules Renard
I felt a lot better; not being alone in being alone. K.R. Albers
Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives. Kourtney Kardashian
I just think that sometimes it is less hard to wake up feeling lonely when you are alone than to wake up feeling lonely when you are with someone else. Some people would be better off alone, but they feel they've got to get hold of someone to prove they're worthwhile. Liv Ullmann
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. Lord Byron
Maybe she'll fight better this way. Nothing motivates you like being alone and cornered on the streets. Marie Lu
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. Maya Angelou
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa
Trust me on this no one is better off alone. Nicholas Sparks
Better, Cilla thought, to be alone on a quiet night than to be alone in a crowd. Much better. Nora Roberts
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. Pearl S. Buck
Being alone is better than sitting next to a lover and feeling lonely. Richard Linklater
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone. Robin Williams
I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. Shirley MacLaine
She began to wonder whether she would not do better to finish her life alone. What was left of life seemed unimportant. Willa Cather