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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
Despair gives courage to a coward.
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.
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.
We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
Action is the antidote to 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.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain - grief, despair, depression, dementia - is less accessible to treatment. It's connected to who we are - our personality, our character, our soul, if you like.
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.
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.
My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void.
Emile M. Cioran
It's easy to lose sight of God when life is sweet and easy, but there is something awesome about despair, and it is the closeness of God when we are at our weakest.
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.
We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt.
I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
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.
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.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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