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Discontent and disorder were signs of energy and hope, not of despair. (Quote by - C. V. Wedgwood)

Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the mountain of despair and melancholy. (Quote by - Sir Arthur Helps)

Despair is like forward children, who, when you take away one of their playthings, throw the rest into the fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its own head. (Quote by - Pierre Charron)

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain. (Quote by - Diane de Poitiers)

Despair is the conclusion of fools. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair. (Quote by - Thomas Hobbes)

Life begins on the other side of despair. (Quote by - Jean-Paul Sartre)

Oh! Much may be done by defying The ghosts of Despair and Dismay And much may be gained by relying On "Where there's a Will There's a Way." (Quote by - Eliza Cook)

The nympholepsy of some fond despair. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

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. (Quote by - Marion Zimmer Bradley)

O that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation ... A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair. (Quote by - John Milton)

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a cross-roads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

Despair is a great incentive to honorable death. (Quote by - Quintus Curtius Rufus)

He who has never hoped can never despair. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

The man who lives only by hope will die with despair. (Quote by - Italian Proverb)

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. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

Despair doubles our strength. (Quote by - English proverb)

The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair. God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to Him. (Quote by - Elizabeth Ann Seton)

Despair of ever being saved, "except thou be born again," or of seeing God "without holiness," or of having part in Christ except thou "love him above father, mother, or thy own life." This kind of despair is one of the first steps to heaven. (Quote by - Richard Baxter)

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair. (Quote by - Charles Lamb)

There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest. (Quote by - Anais Nin)

Faith is courage; it is creative, while despair is always destructive. (Quote by - David S. Muzzey)


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