Quotation by Paul Tillich

Our language has wisely sensed these two sides of man's being alone. It 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. Although, in daily life, we do not always distinguish these words, we should do so consistently and thus deepen our understanding of our human predicament.
Paul Tillich (1886–1965), German-born U.S. theologian. "Loneliness and Solitude," The Eternal Now, Scribner (1963).
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