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Despair gives courage to a coward.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it - always.

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Paulo Coelho

Maidens like moths are ever caught by glare, And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.

If your determination is fixed I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.

More than any other time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Despair often breeds disease.

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

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.

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

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

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

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

Absence from whom we love is worse than death and frustrates hope severer than despair.

The man who will live above his present circumstances is in great danger of soon living beneath them, or as the Italian proverb says "The man that lives by hope will die by despair".

Courage enlarges cowardice, diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.

Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

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

Charlie Chaplin

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

We cannot despair of humanity since we ourselves are human beings.

Tempt not a desperate man.

She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.

We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

Despair is the result of each earnest attempt to go through life with virtue, justice and understanding, and to fulfill their requirements. Children live on one side of despair, the awakened on the other side.

I have wasted my hours.

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering, and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

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

Men die in despair while spirits die in ecstasy.

Honore de Balzac

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.

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward but he who has hope for it is a fool.

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.

George Eliot

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

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.

Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people and I cannot fear the result.

Andrew Jackson

To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future, nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

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

Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.

For if there is a sin against life it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.

Now God be praised that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

If you look for truth you may find comfort in the end, if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin and in the end despair.

C. S. Lewis

We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice.

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

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

Blaise Pascal

Would not the child's heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?

Max Muller

If you start in the pit of despair with these profane awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that's much brighter coming from this dark awful beginning.

I cannot describe to you the despairing sensation of trying to do something for a man who seems incapable or unwilling to do anything further for himself.

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