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He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. (Quote by - Menander)

Our rages, daughters of despair, creep and squirm like worms. Prayer is the only form of revolt which remains upright. (Quote by - Georges Bernanos)

It becomes no man to nurse despair, but, in the teeth of clenched antagonisms, to follow up the worthiest till he die. (Quote by - Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Stood up, the strongest and the fiercest spirit That fought in heaven, now fiercer by despair. (Quote by - John Milton)

Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without passion, without business, without entertainment, without care. It is then that he recognizes that he is empty, insufficient, dependent, ineffectual. From the depths of his soul now comes at once boredom, gloom, sorrow, chagrin, resentment and despair. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

Action is the antidote to despair. (Quote by - Joan Baez)

I myself must mix with action, lest I wither by despair. (Quote by - Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. (Quote by - Mahatma Gandhi)

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation. (Quote by - Graham Greene)

So long as one does not despair, so long as one doesn't look upon life bitterly, things work out fairly well in the end. (Quote by - George Moore)

Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

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

Between cowardice and despair, valour is gendered. (Quote by - John Donne)

The name of the Slough was Despond. (Quote by - John Bunyan)

Never despair while under the guidance and auspices of Teucer. (Quote by - Horace)

O, break, my heart! poor bankrout, break at once! To prison, eyes; ne'er look on liberty! Vile earth, to earth resign; end motion here, And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

They have tied me to a stake. I cannot fly, But bear-like I must fight the course. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Alas for him who never sees The stars shine through his cypress-trees Who, hopeless, lays his dead away, Nor looks to see the breaking day Across the mournful marbles play! (Quote by - John Greenleaf Whittier)

Despair ruins some, presumption many. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

If, every day, I dare to remember that I am here on loan, that this house, this hillside, these minutes are all leased to me, not given, I will never despair. (Quote by - Erica Jong)

The world goes whispering to its own, "This anguish pierces to the bone;" And tender friends go sighing round, "What love can ever cure this wound?" My days go on, my days go on. (Quote by - Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. (Quote by - Charles Baudelaire)

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