The Absolute Best Being Single Quotes

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When you need a pick me up in terms of being single, often times someone who has been there before and navigated the course can offer sage advice and wise counsel. These quotes come from a variety of sources, and are intended to be used as inspiration.

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"I'm dating a woman now who, evidently, is unaware of it." - Garry Shandling

"You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose." - Jo Courdert

"I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries." - Theodore Isaac Rubin

"You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere." - Unknown

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself." - Walt Whitman

"He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude." - Aristotle

"To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude." - Joseph Addison

"I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude." - Henry David Thoreau

"I'm single because I was born that way." - Mae West

"Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies." - Sex in the City

"I don't like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone." - Delta Burke

"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened." - Lao Tzu

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." François de la Rochefoucauld

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." - Dr. Seuss

"By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation." - Oscar Wilde

"Being single is pretty good. It's a nice sense of irresponsibility." - Michael Douglas

"If you are single there is always one thing you should take out with you on a Saturday night... your friends." - Sex in the City

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

"I think, therefore I'm single." - Liz Winston

"I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves." - Shirley MacLaine

"Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand." - Anonymous

"Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed.

Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them." - Sex in the City

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