Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

— Sir Francis Bacon

The humorist, like the beast of prey, always walks alone.

— Soren Kierkegaard

To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both – a philosopher.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Maxims and Arrows

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