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I think I have made allowances for the kind of despair which would test my faith, but you cannot know in advance what disaster to those you love would be too much to bear faithfully, and like everyone's, my faith is weakly conditional in some ways. I hope, I pray not to lose it. My fingers are crossed. Also my heart.
I am president and do not have the right to give in to emotions. I have bad moods, very bad moods, but I never feel despair.
I've found a different way to scent the air: already it's a by-word for despair.
You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
Love and despair go hand in hand.
When facing terrorism, especially in the wake of awful events, there is a tendency to despair, to see in the battle a problem without a solution.
I suppose I'm interested in sorrow, which is very different from depression or despair. Sorrow is continuous with the world; it allows for creativity.
Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
I would never write stories with only despair and defeat and the dark side of life.
I don't want to live in a culture of despair. I'd like to live in a culture of hope.
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
Mario Vargas Llosa
Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation.
Everyone seems to see bleakness and despair in my books. I don't read them that way. I see myself as writing comic books, books about ordinary people trying to live ordinary, dull, happy lives while the world is falling to pieces around them.
J. M. Coetzee
This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness.
Isaac Mayer Wise
As a teenager, my father took me to the shows at the Architectural Association and to places like Milton Keynes back when it was first being built. But I couldn't find anything for me. There seemed to be despair at the possibility of the built environment possessing any imagination in the real world.
To doubt is worse than to have lost; and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
Many people on our planet right now despair; they think we've reached a point where we've discovered most of the things. I'm going tell you right now: Please don't despair.
What too few people mention when discussing crime is the degree to which concentrated poverty, hopelessness and despair are the chambermaids of violence and incivility.
Charles M. Blow
I believe I could commit a crime. We all can. It depends on which situations we find ourselves in. In despair, I would steal food if my children were hungry.
So the news that divorced fathers are to be denied a legal right to a relationship with their children, in the long overdue review of family law published this week, fills me with horror and despair.
Louis de Bernieres
A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should. Every parent has that with children. God is merciful.
Venezuelans have a long history. So we are able to listen to each other, to talk to each other. From here were born the liberators of the region, and they said before and after that process we have a culture of political action. We are not in despair. That's the image broadcast to abroad.
With five chances on each hand and one unwavering aim, no boy, however poor, need despair. There is bread and success for every youth under the American flag who has energy and ability to seize his opportunity.
Orison Swett Marden
I am prone to despair. We are all born with a particular personality. I get afraid and then I don't want to leave the house.
It's so much easier to count our disadvantages than tot up the mitigating circumstances that generally outweigh the despair.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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