Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Despair - Quotes

Consider how the desperate fight; despair strikes wild, but often fatal too – and in the mad encounter wins success. - William Havard

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. - Pierre Charron

Despair doubles our strength. - English Proverb

Despair gives courage to a coward. - English Proverb

Despair has its own calms. - Bram Stoker

Despair is good. Despair can be the nadir of one life and the starting point of an ascent into another, better one. - Dean Koontz

Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you'll always find despair. - Irvin D. Yalom

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. - Vladimir Lenin

Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope. - Austin O’Malley

Despair snuffs the sun from the firmament. - Amos Bronson Alcott

Desperation is energized despair. - Dean Koontz

He who has never hoped can never despair. - George Bernard Shaw

In the belly of Leviathan ... one can either despair and perish, or be cheerful and persevere. - Dean Koontz

There’s only one great evil in the world today. Despair. - Evelyn Waugh

We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times. - George Washington

What burning agony of the soul, what direful convulsions of the brain attend despair, when every hope seems gone, and when every throb of the heart is a death-stroke; when the fibre of every nerve is charged with piercing, searching, and writhing tortures, and the intensity of life is upon us; here it is where the unfaltering energy of great minds fails not, but boldly wrestles with it. - Acton

What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. - George Eliot

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. - Moandas Gandhi

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