Quotes of Despair

“ More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. ”

- Woody Allen

“ More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly. ”

- Woody Allen

“ Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. ”

- Graham Greene

“ I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will. ”

- Clint Eastwood

“ Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ Because I remember, I despair.; because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. ”

- Elie Wiesel

“ 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. ”

- Antonin Artaud

“ To those who despair of everything, reason cannot provide a faith but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred. ”

- Albert Camus

“ When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it always. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ My mother would cry about my blindness and the hopelessness of my ever seeing, but I told her I wasn't sad. I believed God had something for me to do. ”

- Stevie Wonder

“ Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love. ”

- Francois de Salignac Fenelon

“ They have tied me to a stake. I cannot fly, But bear-like I must fight the course. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ He who has never hoped can never despair. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Action is the antidote to despair. ”

- Joan Baez

“ Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. ”

- Hector Berlioz

“ I can endure my own despair, but not another's hope. ”

- William Walsh

“ Faith in yourself will make despair disappear. ”

- Frank Tyger

“ It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. ”

- Charles Baudelaire

“ But, O thou tyrant, Do not repent these things, for they are heavier Than all thy woes can stir. Therefore betake thee To nothing but despair. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will. ”

- Antonio Gramsci

“ Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. ”

- Pope John Paul II

“ A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ 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

“ Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time. ”

- Albert Camus

“ Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair. ”

- Matthew

“ But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. ”

- George Eliot

“ We must put pressure upon our politicians not to snuff out by their tacit discouragement merely because they do not happen to understand it. ”

- Douglas Hyde
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