Despair Quotes

The machinery chugs on unabated, belching out its dehumanizing product. It is distressing. But I refuse to despair. I know, one day, the Supreme Court will outlaw the death penalty. Permanently.

William Joseph Brennan, Jr.

It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is nor an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment

Elie Wiesel

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven

John Donne

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success. The peace of the world is the hope and the goal of our political system; it is the despair and defeat of those who stand against us.

Bernard Mannes Baruch

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair

William Cowper

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.

Robert Graves

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair

Edmund Burke

Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor will feel a pleasure in the reverse; and those who despair to rise in distinction by their virtues are happy if others can be depressed to a level with themselves.

John Marshall Barker

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

Peggy Noonan

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

William Cowper

Revenge is barren of itself; itself is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its saiety, despair.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.

Jeremy Taylor

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

Blaise Pascal

"In idleness there is a perpetual despair"

Thomas Carlyle

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