Best 1 600 of Despair quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

You can find hope in despair. Dwell on positive thoughts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lord Chesterfield

Deafness produces bizarre effects, reversing the natural order of things; the interchange of letters is the conversation of the deaf, and the only link with society. I would be in despair, for instance, over seeing you speak, but, instead, I am only too happy to hear you write.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Calvin

Whenever our sins press hard against us, whenever Satan would drive us to despair, we must hold up this shield, that God does not want us to be overwhelmed in everlasting destruction, for He has ordained His Son to be the salvation of the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dalai Lama

A positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger of despair

By Anonym 18 Sep

Terry Tempest Williams

The courage to continue before the face of despair is the recognition in those eyes of darkness we find our own night vision. Women blessed with death-eyes are fearless.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

It is better to be positive than negative.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jocelyn Soriano

There at the cross, we see all pain and darkness conquered in such a way that it is defeated forever. Not by disregarding it. Not by denying it. But by giving value even to our tears. By loving everything about us, including our very worst hurts.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Obiora Embry

Why is it deemed justifiable and appropriate for cops/police officers to kill other cops (friendly–fire) and citizens? Why do cops kill? Are they not taught to maim or slow down someone running or reaching for a weapon? If not, why not? Why do cops kill first and ask questions last? Why are police officers being military trained? What can we as citizens, taxpayers, and voters do to stop these killings and beatings of unarmed people? Why do we let this continue? How many more must die or get beat up before we realize something is wrong and needs to be changed? Will you, a friend, or a family member have to be killed or beaten by a cop before we realize that things have to change? Who's here to protect us from the cops when they decide to use excessive force, shoot multiple shells, and/or murder us?

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Mccullough

With the situation as gray as it could be, no one was more conspicuous in his calm presence of mind than Washington. They must be "cool but determined" he had told the men before the battle, when spirits were high. Now, in the face of catastrophe, he was demonstrating what he meant by his own example. Whatever anger or torment or despair he felt, he kept to himself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Circumvent negative influences, circumstances and people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Suzanne Massie

Russians understand the rhythm of despair.

By Anonym 16 Sep

William Faulkner

It wont be much longer now and then there wont be anything left; we wont even have anything to do left, not even the privilege of walking backward slowly for a reason, for the sake of honor and what’s left of pride. Not God; evidently we have done without Him for four years, only He just didn’t think to notify us; and not only not shoes and clothing but not even any need for them, and not only no land nor any way to make food, but no need for the food since we have learned to live without that too; and so if you dont have God and you dont need food and clothes and shelter, there isn’t anything for honor and pride to climb on and hold to and flourish. And if you haven’t got honor and pride, then nothing matters. Only there is something in you that doesn’t care about honor and pride yet that lives, that even walks backward for a whole year just to live; that probably even when this is over and there is not even defeat left, will still decline to sit still in the sun and die, but will be out in the woods, moving and seeking where just will and endurance could not move it, grabbing for roots and such – the old mindless sentient undreaming meat that doesn’t even know any difference between despair and victory.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bodie Thoene

...you can take comfort that despair is the worst thing he can spring on you. Things can appear to grow worse, but if you conquer despair, no deeper pit remains to trap you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Augustin Sainte-beuve

Despair itself if it goes on long enough, can become a kind of sanctuary in which one settles down and feels at ease.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Yann Martel

Despair was a heavy blackness that let no light in or out. It was a hell beyond expression. I thank God it always passed.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

No tears are wasted. It is deepest soul soothing.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rachel Abbott

She searched her mind for a single day when it had felt good to be alive. There must have been one, surely?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a reason to be happy or sad, you will always find it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sherina Gandia

Despair wishes their hope diminishes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Norman Cousins

The main trouble with despair is that it is self-fulfilling.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Why doesn't the pope convert to Calvinism? Why doesn't the Dalai Lama, convert to Christianity, why doesn't Billy Graham convert to Islam, Why doesn't the Ayatollahs convert to Buddhism, Why isn't Buddhism swept away? Religious leaders know that all religions are equal; they know that no one of them has the monopoly to the knowledge of God. They know that each religion is trying to find the hidden God and that no one religion can claim to have found him beyond doubt. That's why they remain where they are and respect each other.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Piers Paul Read

Sins become more subtle as you grow older: you commit sins of despair rather than of lust.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Those who dare try and failure are courageous souls.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bill Bryson

I tell the kids that, even in a childhood marked by despair and deprivation, I knew that no matter what happened, I still had my family, or at least the remnants of a family ripped apart by divorce and then glued back together in various odd arrangements through a series of ill- advised remarriages. It was good to know I had a solid foundation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mary Baker Eddy

Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal, and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Amos Bronson Alcott

Despair snuffs the sun from the firmament.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Never give up on yourself. You have divine abilities for a great mission.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sylvain Tesson

Ouvrir les yeux est un antidote au désespoir.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sue Grafton

my mother died of an overdose of sleeping pills after extensive surgery so that the cause of death was probably listed as despair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kay Redfield Jamison

Anyone who suggests that coming back from suicidal despair is a straightforward journey has never taken it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Carson Mccullers

He waited for the black, terrible anger as though for some beast out of the night. But it did not come to him. His bowels seemed weighted with lead, and he walked slowly and lingered against fences and the cold, wet walls of buildings by the way. Descent into the depths until at last there was no further chasm below. He touched the solid bottom of despair and there took ease.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arthur Helps

Nature intended you to be the fountain-spring of cheerfulness and social life, and not the mountain of despair and melancholy.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Amit Kalantri

You need not to hate most of the people, life already hates them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Will

The euro pleases dispirited people for whom European history is not Chartres and Shakespeare but the Holocaust and the Somme. The euro expresses cultural despair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Timothy Keller

Rejoicing and repentance must go together. Repentance without rejoicing will lead to despair. Rejoicing without repentance is shallow and will only provide passing inspiration instead of deep change.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Francis Bacon

We gave ourselves for lost men, and prepared for death. Yet we did lift up our hearts and voices to God above, who "showeth His wonders in the deep".

By Anonym 14 Sep

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

Let us leave good sense behind like a hideous husk and let us hurl ourselves, like fruit spiced with pride, into the immense mouth and breast of the world! Let us feed the unknown, not from despair, but simply to enrich the unfathomable reservoirs of the Absurd!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

Laissez-faire, supply and demand-one begins to be weary of all that. Leave all to egotism, to ravenous greed of money, of pleasure, of applause-it is the gospel of despair.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Never give up on your existence. Never give up on your dreams. Never give up on your love.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Janet Fitch

I wanted to tell her not to entertain despair like this. Despair wasn't a guest, you didn't play its favourite music, find it a comfortable chair. Despair was the enemy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anne-therese De Marguenat De Courcelles

The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them, and they make us despair in losing them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Camus

It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Emily Dickinson

Safe Despair it is that raves- Agony is frugal. Puts itself severe away For its own perusal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ursula K. Le Guin

But she knew, though very vaguely, that she was crying, because hope hurts terribly when it breaks through the resignation in which you have lived for days.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Murdoch

Bellamy found simply living a task of amazing difficulty. It was as if ordinary human life were a mobile machine full of holes, crannies, spaces, apertures, fissures, cavities, lairs, into one of which Bellamy was required to (and indeed desired to) fit himself. The machine moved slowly, resembling a train, or sometimes a merry-go-round. But as soon as Bellamy got on (or got in), the machine would soon eject him, sending him spinning back to a place where he was once more forced to be a spectator. Perhaps, that was in some mysterious sense his place, his destiny. But Bellamy did not want to be a spectator, nor could he (having no money of his own) afford to be one. Moreover he had never really mastered the art, apparently so simple for others, of passing the time. His failure to find a métier, to find a task which was his task, caused him continuous anxiety, nor did it occur to him to emulate the majority of mankind who positively resigned themselves, seeing no alternative, to alien and unsatisfying work. At one time he had suffered from depression, and was nearer to despair than his friends realised.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alan Mccluskey

Alan McCluskey “Despair is an ugly thing when it refuses hope.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sir Fulke Greville

Despair gives the shocking ease to the mind that a mortification gives to the body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ellen Key

Anyone who would attempt the task of felling a virgin forest with a penknife would probably feel the same paralysis of despair that the reformer feels when confronted with existing school systems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lorrie Moore

(Such a life)engaged gross quantities of hope and despair and set them wildly side by side, like a Third World country of the heart.