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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. (Quote by - George Eliot)

I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair. (Quote by - Anais Nin)

One of the best safeguards of our hopes, I have suggested, is to be able to mark off the areas of hopelessness and to acknowledge them, to face them directly, not with despair but with the creative intent of keeping them from polluting all the areas of possibility. (Quote by - William F. Lynch)

Night was our friend, our leader was Despair. (Quote by - Sir John Denham)

I will indulge my sorrows, and give way To all the pangs and fury of despair. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Darkness our guide, Despair our leader was. (Quote by - Sir John Denham)

I'll have to, as you say, take a stand, do something toward shaking up that system. ... Despair ... is too easy an out. (Quote by - Paule Marshall)

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. (Quote by - George Eliot)

Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits. (Quote by - Lady Blessington)

The fact that God has prohibited despair gives misfortune the right to hope all things, and leaves hope free to dare all things. (Quote by - Anne Sophie Swetchine)

Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. (Quote by - Elie Wiesel)

If thou dost slander her and torture me, Never pray more; abandon all remorse; On horror's head horrors accumulate; Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed; For nothing canst thou to damnation add Greater than that. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

If I saw the gates of hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I would not despair, I would not lose hope of mercy, because I would trust in You, my God. (Quote by - Gemma Galgani)

Despair is criminal. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Discomfort guides my tongue And bids me speak of nothing but despair. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

I have been so great a lover: filled my days So proudly with the splendour of Love's praise, The pain, the calm, and the astonishment, Desire illimitable, and silent content, And all dear names men use, to cheat despair, For the perplexed and viewless streams that bear Our hearts at random down the dark of life. (Quote by - Rupert Brooke)

All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

But, O thou tyrant, Do not repent these things, for they are heavier Than all thy woes can stir. Therefore betake thee To nothing but despair. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love. It is reached when a man deliberately turns his back on all help from anyone else in order to taste the rotten luxury of knowing himself to be lost. (Quote by - Thomas Morton)

As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic. (Quote by - Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Even in the deepest sinking there is the hidden purpose of an ultimate rising. Thus it is for all men, from none is the source of light withheld unless he himself withdraws from it. Therefore the most important thing is not to despair. (Quote by - Hasidic saying)

When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up. (Quote by - Roger W. Babson)

Every message of despair is the statement of a situation from which everybody must freely try to find a way out. (Quote by - Eugene Ionesco)

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you. (Quote by - William M. Thackeray)

Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck. (Quote by - Grenville Kleiser)

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