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I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

Tags: Give, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

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.

Tags: Dream, Hope  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Action is the antidote to despair.

Tags: Action, Antidote  ✍ Author: Joan Baez

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

Tags: Work  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference.

Tags: Mind, Narcotic  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

Tags: Conclusion, Fools  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

Tags: Hope, Often  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Despair gives courage to a coward.

Tags: Courage, Coward  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.

Tags: Blues, Hope  ✍ Author: Mahalia Jackson

Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.

Tags: Fact  ✍ Author: Franz Kafka

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.

Tags: Greatest, Working  ✍ Author: Roy Keane

Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation.

Tags: Belief, Resistance  ✍ Author: Emile Lahud

Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.

Tags: Cannot, Understood  ✍ Author: R. D. Laing

You don't despair about something like the Middle East, you just do the best you can.

Tags: Best, Middle  ✍ Author: P. J. O\'Rourke

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

Tags: Song  ✍ Author: Pope John Paul II

Faith is not a commodity that you either have or don't have enough of, or the right kind of. It's an ongoing process. The opposite of faith is despair.

Tags: Enough, Faith  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Tags: Life, Side  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.

Tags: Action, Lose  ✍ Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.

Tags: Good, Promise  ✍ Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

I want no part of making any contribution whatsoever to the despair which eventually follows downbeat thinking.

Tags: Making, Thinking  ✍ Author: Loretta Young

When you get to know me, I don't despair - I just get up, clean up, and start again.

Tags: Again, Start  ✍ Author: Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.

Tags: Dream, Thou  ✍ Author: Matthew Arnold

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.

Tags: Patience, Sad  ✍ Author: Matthew Arnold

The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.

Tags: Born, Poetry  ✍ Author: Peter Berg
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Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.

Tags: Gods, Plant  ✍ Author: Norman Borlaug

Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.

Tags: Snobbery  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.

Tags: Doubting, Giant  ✍ Author: John Bunyan

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.

Tags: Folly, Greater  ✍ Author: Miguel de Cervantes

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.

Tags: Often, Reckless  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.

Tags: Shall, Strength  ✍ Author: Cesar Chavez

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.

Tags: Inspired, Lovers  ✍ Author: John Cheever

To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.

Tags: Exist, Habit  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void.

Tags: Define, Give  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!

Tags: Age, Enemy  ✍ Author: Pierre Corneille

The celebrity thing, I mean, Lindsay Lohan - what's she for? I look at that and throw my hands up in despair.

Tags: Mean, She  ✍ Author: Bruce Dickinson

I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me.

Tags: Sometimes, Truly  ✍ Author: Olympia Dukakis

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.

Tags: Feeling, Felt  ✍ Author: Alexandre Dumas

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.

Tags: Emotional, Romantic  ✍ Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar

People think that when you're connected with other people it's more painful. The opposite is true. When you're connected to the river you have despair, but you also have joy, and there's a flow in the river.

Tags: Joy, True  ✍ Author: Eve Ensler

In these times of stress, snark, division and despair, I still suspect that two of the most important features we possess are imagination and a capacity for goodness. Those are qualities for which we will be remembered most fondly.

Tags: Stress, Times  ✍ Author: Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Tags: Black, Hope  ✍ Author: Robert Frank

Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.

Tags: Act, Face  ✍ Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.

Tags: Sorrow, Waste  ✍ Author: Peter Greene

Love and despair go hand in hand.

Tags: Hand, Love  ✍ Author: Barry Hannah

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.

Tags: Create, Enough  ✍ Author: King Hussein I

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness, not a spirit of despair.

Tags: God, Spirit  ✍ Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.

Tags: Give, Work  ✍ Author: David Livingstone

No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.

Tags: Matter, While  ✍ Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

Tags: Courage, Rather  ✍ Author: Rollo May

Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.

Tags: Feeling, Great  ✍ Author: Marshall McLuhan

Incumbent White House parties have won 10 of the last 18 presidential elections; the odds are tight, but they favor Obama in 2012. And so gloomy Democrats, check your despair; gleeful Republicans, watch the hubris.

Tags: Last, Won  ✍ Author: Jon Meacham

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

Tags: Diligence, Labor  ✍ Author: Mike Melville

I don't want to live in a culture of despair. I'd like to live in a culture of hope.

Tags: Culture, Hope  ✍ Author: Natalie Merchant

I've found a different way to scent the air: already it's a by-word for despair.

Tags: Air, Found  ✍ Author: Andrew Motion

There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.

Tags: Perfect, Writing  ✍ Author: Haruki Murakami

I don't feel despair because I am able to make the films I want to make, and that gives me hope.

Tags: Able, Hope  ✍ Author: Alexander Payne

When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives.

Tags: Lives, Young  ✍ Author: Abbe Pierre

If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear.

Tags: Death, Wrong  ✍ Author: J. B. Priestley

I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.

Tags: Poetry, Writing  ✍ Author: Isaac Rosenberg

'The Voice' has lots of singers who fit the 'Idol' mold of young, innocent ingenues with psycho stage moms. But it also has long-suffering adult pros, with a whiff of thirtysomething despair in their voices. That adds an edge of realness.

Tags: Voice, Young  ✍ Author: Rob Sheffield

Despair often breeds disease.

Tags: Disease, Often  ✍ Author: Susan Sontag

I think the degree of alienation and despair is more universal.

Tags: Degree, Universal  ✍ Author: Terry Southern

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.

Tags: Keep, Love  ✍ Author: Robert Stack

Despair has its own calms.

 ✍ Author: Bram Stoker

Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.

Tags: Natural, Room  ✍ Author: Ieyasu Tokugawa

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.

Tags: Act, Personal  ✍ Author: Lawrence Welk

Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.

Tags: Alone, Solitude  ✍ Author: Elie Wiesel

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.

Tags: Else, Working  ✍ Author: Elie Wiesel

Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.

Tags: Duty, Remember  ✍ Author: Elie Wiesel

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

Tags: Hope, Human  ✍ Author: Elie Wiesel
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