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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.
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.
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.
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.
Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.
R. D. Laing
We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void.
Emile M. Cioran
To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring.
Emile M. Cioran
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
American society as a whole can never achieve the outer-reaches of potential, so long as it tolerates the inner cities of despair.
So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.
There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Miguel de Cervantes
Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.
Edmond de Goncourt
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
I want no part of making any contribution whatsoever to the despair which eventually follows downbeat thinking.
Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.
I've convinced myself - I hope I'm right - that children despair of you if you don't tell them the truth.
It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation.
At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.
To my utter despair I have discovered, and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
Incumbent White House parties have won 10 of the last 18 presidential elections; the odds are tight, but they favor Obama in 2012. And so gloomy Democrats, check your despair; gleeful Republicans, watch the hubris.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don't know. I don't know. I've convinced myself - I hope I'm right - that children despair of you if you don't tell them the truth.
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