Quotations that match 'despair'.

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
[ Despair Gave God Spirit]
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. Aeschylus
[ Against Awful Cannot Comes Despair Drop Even Falls Forget God Grace Heart Learns Must Our Own Pain Sleep Suffer Upon Us Will Wisdom]
Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair. They gave her the means of supporting life, but they made life hardly worth supporting. P. G. Wodehouse
[ Despair Gave Hardly Her Life Made Means Once Pupils Salvation Supporting Were Worth]
Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them. Georges Bataille
[ Around Despair Dreams Give How Intellectual Knowing Madmen Matter Neither Nor Only Overturn Prisons Rage Results Them Vent Violence Wander Wants Weakness Whether]
The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy. Max Jacob
[ Conceals Despair Expression Found Having His Joy Poet Reality]
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. Franz Kafka
[ Alive Among Anyone Cannot Come Despair Down Fate Hand His Life Little Needs Note Off Other Over Ruins Sees Terms Ward While]
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares. Henri Nouwen Friendship
[ Bereavement Cares Confusion Curing Despair Friend Grief Healing Hour Knowing Moment Silent Stay Tolerate Us]
I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me. Olympia Dukakis
[ Affected Altered Being Claim Despair Ever Important Meaningfully Sometimes Things Truly]
I want no part of making any contribution whatsoever to the despair which eventually follows downbeat thinking. Loretta Young
[ Any Contribution Despair Eventually Follows Making Part Thinking Want Whatsoever Which]
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope. George Eliot
[ Absolute Comes Despair First Great Healed Hope Known Moments Our Recovered Sorrow Suffered Which Yet]
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you. William Makepeace Thackeray
[ Compatible Despair Dinner Good Perfectly Promise]
Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love? Max Muller
[ Break Child Cold Despair Did Divine Eyes Father First Heart Him Light Love Mother Over Reflection Shine Soft Storm Sunlight Sweeps Upon Warm World Would]
I despair of ever writing excellent poetry. Isaac Rosenberg
[ Despair Ever Excellent Poetry Writing]
Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair. Matthew Arnold
[ Despair Near Neighbour Patience Sad Too]
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair. Rollo May
[ Absence Ahead Capacity Courage Despair Move Rather Spite]
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
[ Acutely Alive Been Certainly Grand Just Know Miserable Quite Racked Sometimes Sorrow Still Thing Through Wildly]
Thank God for beautiful songs about feeling despair when you yourself are in despair. They really get us through. Susannah McCorkle
[ Beautiful Despair Feeling Get God Really Songs Thank Through Us Yourself]
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II
[ Abandon Despair Easter Hallelujah Our Song Yourselves]
From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength. Cesar Chavez
[ Depth Despair Dignity Fill Need Needs Organize Own Problems Solve Strength Their Themselves Together Work]
To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people. Alice Walker
[ Almost Black Despair Enough Entirely Essential Future Hatred Her Make More Mother Our See She Turned Us Woman]
To doubt is worse than to have lost; and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us. Philip Massinger
[ Despair Doubt Fall Lost Miseries Must Than Those Us Worse]
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. Niccolo Machiavelli
[ Bear Despair Drive Equanimity Father Him His Inheritance Loss May Son]
The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves. John L. Lewis
[ Agony Alleviate Corporate Despairing Economic Fair Grant Industry Nation Political Resolved Right Rights Social Something Their Them Themselves Tired Treatment Waiting Were Workers Wrongs]
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. Albert Camus
[ Condition Coward Fool Hope Human]
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage. Peggy Noonan
[ Belief Between Choice Chose Despair Existential Faced Generation Grew Now Our Religious Stage]
Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause. Arthur Henderson
[ Action Address Carefully Common Confidence Consider Despair Haste Instead Mood Must Our Ourselves Pause Position Quiet Resolution Sober Survey Take Task Then Therefore Us Without]
But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain. Theodor Adorno
[ Despair Dies His Life Lived Vain Whole]
Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always. Andre Malraux
[ Always Been Despair End Fall History Invincible Love Murderers Remember Seem Then Think Through Time Truth Tyrants Way Won]
Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair. Matthew Arnold
[ Because Despair Dream Must Need Thou]
The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair. Angelina Grimke
[ Act Bonds Brethren Case Denial Despair Duty Lips May Must North Our Right Seal Silence Slaves Termed Then Well White]
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study. William Congreve
[ Black Brain Brown Despair Flags Goes His Invention Muddy Study Succeeds]
In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful. Don McLean
[ Also American Despairing Hopeful Pie Seen Sense Song Very]
On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings. Nellie Bly
[ Buildings Came Comrades Despairing Farewell Freedom Gave Glance Long Sight Stone Wagon Well]
It was despairing to find out that I am mortal. Magnus Magnusson
[ Am Despairing Find Mortal Out]
In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory - there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else. Ernie Pyle
[ Been Being Despair Doing Else Excitement Expression Eyes Forever Had Hatred Here Just Nothing Pass Simple Their Though Tonic Victory]
It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair. Lawrence Welk
[ Act Curious Despair How Moments Personal]
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. William Cowper
[ Absence Death Despair Frustrates Hope Love Than Whom Worse]
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. Abraham Joshua Heschel
[ Compassion Defiance Despair Done God Greatest Harm Holds Love Man Others Passion Person Religious Strength Suffers Thought Time Times Whose]
Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret. Ben Okri
[ Always Beautiful Because Best Despair Destroyed Growing Much Perish Secret See Them Things Too]
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust. John F. Kennedy
[ Accounting Careful Despair Facts Faithful Frankly Future Gives Heir His Indict Inventory Legacies Nor Obligation Owes Past Prudent State Takes Those Trust Whom]
Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods. Norman Borlaug
[ Ages Ancient Catastrophes Desolation Despair Diseases Drought During Gods Plant Recurrent Remedies Spirits Supernatural Were]
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. Alfred Lord Tennyson
[ Action Despair Lest Lose Must Myself Wither]
I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried. Ella R. Bloor
[ Agony Awful Buried Children Colorado Day Despair Faces Forget Funeral Government John Little Never Only Parents Rockefeller Shall State Victims Were]
The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair. Jose Bergamin Poetry
[ Born Despair Disillusionment Novel Poem]
Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre
[ Begins Despair Life Other Side]
Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair. Robert Greene
[ Brings Despair Hates Sorrow Waste Woe]
Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference. Charlie Chaplin
[ Despair Indifference Into Mind Narcotic]
I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst. Robert Byrd
[ Achievement Been Best Century Congress Despair Fear Government Half Hope Lived More Our See Seen Than Through Times Today Worst]
When you get to know me, I don't despair - I just get up, clean up, and start again. Avi Arad
[ Again Clean Despair Get Just Know Start Up]
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. Elie Wiesel
[ Because Despair Duty Reject Remember]
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Robert Frank
[ Alternatives Black Colors Despair Forever Hope Mankind Photography Subjected Symbolize Which White]
Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair. Ieyasu Tokugawa
[ Despair Discontent Imperfection Inconvenience Lot Mortals Natural Neither Persuade Room Thyself Will]
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope. Mahalia Jackson
[ Blues Despair Gospel Hope Songs]
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. Menander
[ Accomplished Despair Diligence Diligently Labor Labors Need Never Things]
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. Gustave Flaubert
[ Accomplishments Challenge Days Despair Feel Future Glorious Life Moments Most Out Promise Rather Rise So-Called Success Those Your]
If you don't love it, you can't suffer thru all the despair that comes with it. Keep doing it because you love it. Robert Stack
[ Because Comes Despair Doing Keep Love Suffer Thru]
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair. Joseph Brodsky
[ Despair Form Only Snobbery]
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair. Blaise Pascal
[ Approach Before Despair God Humble Jesus Ourselves Pride Whom Without]
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy! Pierre Corneille
[ Age Despair Enemy Oh Rage]
My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair. Thomas Jefferson
[ Always Been Cheap Despair Dream Gloom Hope Pleasanter Than Theory]
When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action. Paul Wellstone
[ Action Americans Apathy Believe Come Despair Disappointment Even Frustration Hope Many Out Outrage Participate See Some Too Vote]
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring. Emile M. Cioran
[ Acquiring Despair Exist Habit]
Action is the antidote to despair. Joan Baez
[ Action Antidote Despair]
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes. Vladimir Lenin
[ Belong Category Causes Classes Despair Does Evil Incapable Industrial Modern Out Proletariat See Struggle Such Those Typical Understand Way]
I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within. Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
[ Artists Create Creation Despair Difficult Glory Most Nature Out Outside Painful Performing Search Think Very Within]
There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair. John Bunyan
[ Called Castle Despair Doubting Giant Owner Whereof]
You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection. Morris West
[ Causes Despair Fact Had Impossible Know Modern Perfection Proposed Quarters Us Various]
In Hanover Park they highlighted the terrible plight of backyard dwellers and the fact that year after year nothing has been done to help you: the hope and despair you all live with every day. Mangosuthu Buthelezi
[ After Backyard Been Day Despair Done Dwellers Every Fact Help Hope Live Nothing Park Plight Terrible Year]
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought. Joseph Barbera
[ Angeles California Despair Disappointment Failure Impression Lives Los Oddly Thought]
Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners. John Steinbeck
[ Against Army Banners Despair Field Football Foreign Games Glory Sectional State Takes Team Texas War]
Terrorism is a real despair. These are people for whom life has been so negative that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies. John Shelby Spong
[ Been Despair Die Down Enemies Life Negative Real Some Take Terrorism Their These Whom Willing]
Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair. William Dunbar
[ Cruel Despair Emotional Full Ironic Mirth Mystical Romantic Sceptical Tender]
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. Walker Percy
[ Anyone Aware Become Despair His Life Onto Own Possibility Search Something Sunk Undertake Were Would]
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. Anatole France
[ Boredom Despair Humanity Lies Perish Without Would]
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself. Soren Kierkegaard
[ Boredom Despairing Evil Oneself Refusal Root]
No, no, I never despair, because George Bush is not running the universe. He may be running the United States, he may be running the military, he may be running even the world, but he is not running the universe, he is not running the human heart. Martin Sheen
[ Because Bush Despair Even George Heart Human May Military Never Running States United Universe World]
I think it's realistic to have hope. One can be a perverse idealist and say the easiest thing: 'I despair. The world's no good.' That's a perverse idealist. It's practical to hope, because the hope is for us to survive as a human species. That's very realistic. Studs Terkel
[ Because Despair Easiest Good Hope Human Idealist Perverse Practical Realistic Say Species Survive Thing Think Us Very World]
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. Marion Zimmer Bradley
[ Been Both Built Despair Destination Easy Even Hope Lead More Never Pleasant Road Same Than Though Traveler Will Work]
It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up. I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying. King Hussein
[ Belief Cannot Come Despair Firm Future Generations Give Keep Link Past Responsibility Trying Up Whole]
The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image. Charles W. Chesnutt
[ Despair Divine Heart Human Image Kind Make Moment Mystery Next Our Profoundest Reflection See Them Universe Us Workings]
This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness. Isaac Mayer Wise
[ Best Book Brink Composed Conceived Constructed Contains Darkness Despair Grief Mind Over Powers Sorrow Soul Thoughts Triumph]
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven. John Donne
[ Damp Despair Heaven Hell Joy Serenity]
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. Elie Wiesel
[ Beings Come Despair Given Hope Human Just Only Other Too]
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. Hector Berlioz
[ Anguish Composer Despair Down Every Forgetting Had Ideas Knows Occasioned Time Which Write]
Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee. David Mallet
[ Demon Despair Fears Fell Human Our Soul Support Supports Thee Uncertainty]
I think the degree of alienation and despair is more universal. Terry Southern
[ Alienation Degree Despair More Think Universal]
When we arrived in London, my sadness at leaving Paris was turned into despair. After my long stay in the French capital, huge, ponderous, massive London seemed to me as ugly a thing as man could contrive to make. James Weldon Johnson
[ After Arrived Capital Contrive Could Despair French Huge Into Leaving London Long Make Man Massive Paris Sadness Seemed Stay Thing Turned Ugly]
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair. Joseph Addison
[ Despair Fury Give Indulge Pangs Sorrows Way Will]
Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition. Marshall McLuhan
[ Confusions Cultural Despair Emerge Feeling Great Innumerable Invariably Periods Technological Transition]
Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair. David Livingstone
[ Despair Earthly Give Make Nothing Up Will Work]
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. Miguel de Cervantes
[ Despair Folly Greater Man Than World]
Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation. Emile Lahud
[ Belief Despair Frustration Liberation Only Our Resistance Shake Way Will]
If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them? Francis Parker Yockey
[ Any Between Choose Cowardice Despair Need Optimism Pessimism Stupidity Them]
If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. Robert Graves
[ Deserve Despair Exceeds Far Girl Good Men Supply Them Were Women]
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties. Benjamin Banneker
[ Appears Courage Despair Difficulties Easy Lose Make Neglect Never Nor Presumption Should Sight Us Which]
People are really suffering these days. There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal despair as they wonder what are they working for. Laurie Anderson
[ Corporate Days Despair Lot Personal Really Suffering These Triumph Wonder Working]
The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears. Alfred de Musset
[ Beautiful Despairing Immortal Know Most Ones Pure Some Songs Tears]
Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair. Edwin Hubbel Chapin
[ Depths Despair Gaiety Often Over Reckless Ripple]
With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven. Studs Terkel
[ Alternative Because Despair Head Hope Look Might Never Optimism Optimist Oven Put Said Say Side Sunny Things Upon Well Your]
A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should. Every parent has that with children. God is merciful. Louis Finkelstein
[ Children Despair Every God Merciful Much Parent Rabbi Should]
The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair. Mercy Otis Warren
[ After Americans British Courage Despair Every Except Far Indeed Military Necessary Operations Resolution Respect Result Success Sudden Superior Very Were]
There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color. Claude Chabrol
[ Any Bring Color Despairing Dominant Films Hate Hues Laboratory Lot Make Money Out Producer Their Thing Up Use Where Which Working]
If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear. J. B. Priestley
[ Death Declare Deepest Degrees Despair Disappear Need Openly Our Perhaps Then Us Will Wrong]
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. Alexandre Dumas
[ Bliss Capable Despair Feeling Felt Man Only Ultimate]
The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair. Herbert Read
[ Attitude Belief Characteristic Despair Political Positive Today]
For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
[ Cliffs Despair Even Flower Happiness Joy Needs Security Spring]
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair. R. D. Laing
[ Cannot Despair Schizophrenia Understanding Understood Without]
I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike. Mary Harris Jones
[ Back Children Clothes Dead Despair Desperate Driven Laid Martyrs Men Mothers Nursed Out Ragged Sanity Solicited Strike Were]
If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable. Andre Breton
[ Above Affairs Because Despairing Desperate Everything Imaginable Love Most Place State]
Law is born from despair of human nature. Jose Ortega y Gasset
[ Born Despair Human Law Nature]
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H. G. Wells
[ Adult Bicycle Despair Every Future Human Longer Race See Time]
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Despair Ephemeral How Matter Nothing Novel Something While]
Despair often breeds disease. Sophocles
[ Breeds Despair Disease Often]
Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result. Andrew Jackson
[ Cannot Confidence Despair Fear Founded Government Great Intelligence Majority Our Republic Result Upon Virtue]
When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives. Abbe Pierre
[ Assailed Concerns Despair Into Lives Should Their Universal Young]
Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world. John Cheever
[ Been Case Damned Despair Guided Inspired Literature Lovers Perhaps Salvation Save World]
I've found a different way to scent the air: already it's a by-word for despair. Andrew Motion
[ Air Already Despair Different Found Scent Way]
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair. Friedrich Schiller
[ Barren Delight Despair Dreadful End Feeds Food Itself Murder Revenge]
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true. Leonard Cohen
[ Acute Compassion Despair Faith Generals Judges Justice Killing More Priests Secretly Their Triumph True Will]
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure. Cesar Chavez
[ Been Despair Draw Endure Forced Live Our Shall Strength Very Which]
Despair is the conclusion of fools. Benjamin Disraeli
[ Conclusion Despair Fools]
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing. Raymond Williams
[ Convincing Despair Hope Make Possible Radical Rather Than Truly]
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. C. S. Lewis
[ Begin Comfort Despair Either End Find Get Look May Only Soap Soft Thinking Truth Will Wishful]
Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope. Bernard Berenson
[ Always Boast Cry Despair Except Hope Young]
To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China - the greatest and oldest despotism in the world - for a cheap working slave. Denis Kearney
[ Add Aristocracy Bloated Cheap China Despair Despotism Greatest Misery Oldest Our Sent Slave Working World]
Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy. Comte de Lautreamont
[ Create Desire Despair Drew Exaggerated Good Him Literature Little Make Naturally New Only Oppress Order Reader Register Remedy Sense Sings Something Sublime]
When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity. John Strachan
[ Astonishing Back Brought Christianity Compare Contemplate Despair Devotion Efforts Fall Features Feeble Few Heroes Humanity Into Our Performance Ranks Self Should Softening Their Were Which]
I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living. Harry Nilsson
[ Because Believe Despair Desperation Eliminate Gives Hope Least Live Lives Living Men Most Only Optimism Option Practical Pretty Quiet Scary Solution]
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. George Eliot
[ Call Despair Eagerness Hope Often Only Our Painful]
It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions. King Hussein I
[ Actions Address Also Create Despair Desperately Drive Enough Frustration Loss Mechanics Must Need Organizations Situations Some Tackle Terror Terrorists These]
At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily. Flannery O'Connor
[ Age Best Despair Discoverers Domesticated Happily Learned Live Our Searchers Worst]
The only difference was one of them was trying to make a perfect cake and one of them was trying to write a great book. But if we remove that from the equation, it's the same impulse and they are equally entitled to their ecstasies and their despair. Michael Cunningham
[ Book Cake Despair Difference Entitled Equally Equation Great Impulse Make Only Perfect Remove Same Their Them Trying Write]
We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else. Elie Wiesel
[ Beyond Despair Doing Else Go Into Somebody Something Using Working]
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair. Eugene Ionesco
[ Before Between Despair God Great His Place Shakespeare Us]
The best I can say is that it's better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily. Paul Westerberg
[ Best Better Contemplate Darkness Despair Getting Heavily Incapable Off Say Sofa Suicide Than Too Write]
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. Edmund Burke
[ Despair Never Work]
So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair. Antonin Artaud
[ Any Causes Cleanse Despair Eliminate Failed Himself Human Long Man Means Right Those Tries Try Which]
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
[ Acutely Alive Been Certainly Grand Just Know Living Miserable Quite Racked Sometimes Sorrow Still Thing Through Wildly]
To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion. Mikhail Bakunin
[ Anew Day Despair Discover Discovered Every Hope Idea Masses Passion Revolutionary Utter]
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. Albert Camus Beauty
[ Beauty Despair Drives Eternity Glimpse Minute Offering Out Over Should Stretch Time Unbearable Us Whole]
Despair gives courage to a coward. Thomas Fuller
[ Courage Coward Despair Gives]
Now you watch the parades and processions of hopeful and despairing people walking outside your tomb. They are all looking for the answer to the problem you know so well. Lynette Fromme
[ Answer Despairing Hopeful Know Looking Now Outside Parades Problem Tomb Walking Watch Well Your]
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. William Blake
[ Another Any Builds Care Despair Ease Gives Hath Heaven Hell Itself Love Nor Please Seeketh]
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith. Christopher Fry
[ Comedy Despair Escape Faith Into Narrow Truth]
When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel. Stephen Fry
[ Ahead Awful Blackness Complete Despair Direction Feel Future Get Going Impossible Just Looks Place Purpose Seems Sense Somehow Thing Very Void Which Word]
We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void. Emile M. Cioran
[ Define Despair Facade Formula Give Must Only Out Void]
Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness. Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
[ Beginning Cruel Degrees Despair Differing Doubt Melancholy Sadness Start Wickedness]
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair. Haruki Murakami
[ Despair Just Perfect Such Thing Writing]
As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness. Robin Gibb
[ Anger Closer Despair Dying Feeling Felt Going Got Had Helplessness Maybe Miami Panic Plane Telling Terrible]
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus
[ Against Another Consists Despairing Grandeur Hoping Implacable Life Much Perhaps Sin]
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. Charles Baudelaire
[ Amusing Boring Considered Despair Everything Inclination Least Less Necessary Oneself Than Work]
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair. Franz Kafka
[ Despair Even Fact Over]
You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy. Joan Baez
[ Almost Clearing Despair End Far Happy Know May Where White]
Despair has its own calms. Bram Stoker
[ Calms Despair Own]