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Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
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.
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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.
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?
Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret.
Despair often breeds disease.
When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.
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.
Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.
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