122 Total Quotes

Despair Quotes

I desperately wanted the AD job in 1989 because things were really bleak. There were elements of despair and resignation ? a feeling that Rice simply could not compete at the Division I level in the Southwest Conference. There was ample evidence of that: 24 straight losing seasons in football; no championships in any sport since 1971. But I knew we could win, and wanted the opportunity to show everyone I was right.
Bobby May
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Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits
Marguerite Blessington
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Khalil Gibran
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution
Khalil Gibran
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Mark Twain
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Mark Twain
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Desmond Tutu
We in Africa wonder: Can the world outside see the human beings -- or the potential partners -- behind the unrelenting despair?
Desmond Tutu
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In all things it is better to hope than to despair
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Oscar Wilde
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
Oscar Wilde
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I alternate between hope and despair,
A. Johnson
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George Bernard Shaw
He who has never hoped can never despair
George Bernard Shaw
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Leonard Cohen
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.
Leonard Cohen
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The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
Charles Chesnutt
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Anthony Robbins
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Anthony Robbins
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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.
Harry Nilsson
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The man who lives only by hope will die with despair
Italian Proverb
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Wendell Berry
When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry
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John Steinbeck
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.
John Steinbeck
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John F. Kennedy
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
John F. Kennedy
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Mahatma Gandhi, ,
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always.
Mahatma Gandhi, ,
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Don Williams
Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness
Don Williams
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Lenny Bruce
All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.
Lenny Bruce
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Despair, night in the grieving senses.
Georg Trakl
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There's 150 years of fear, violence and pain soaked into those walls, ... The overall mood there is one of despair, and filming there gives the show grit and authenticity.
Wentworth Miller
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Dorothy Sayers
In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.
Dorothy Sayers
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However this case comes down, if it's not in our liking, we're not gonna despair, be discouraged about it. God is in control, and so we'll accept that.
Scott Willis
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John Calvin
It behooves us to accomplish what God requires of us, even when we are in the greatest despair respecting the results
John Calvin
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Robert Frost
I turned to speak to God About the world's despair; But to make bad matters worse, I found God wasn't there
Robert Frost
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Adolf Hitler
When human hearts break and human hearts despair, then from the twilight of the past the great conquerors of distress and care, of disgrace and misery, of spiritual slavery and physical compulsion, look down on them and hold out their eternal hands to the despairing mortals.
Adolf Hitler
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Blaise Pascal
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Blaise Pascal
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Oscar Wilde
Through our sunless lanes creeps Poverty with her hungry eyes, and Sin with his sodden face follows close behind her. Misery wakes us in the morning and Shame sits with us at night.
Oscar Wilde
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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