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You don't despair about something like the Middle East, you just do the best you can.
P. J. O'Rourke
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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?
Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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.
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.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
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.
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.
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
Despair often breeds disease.
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.
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
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.
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now.
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.
From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
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