Quotes of Despite

“ It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States. ”

- Zack de la Rocha

“ Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al-Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade. ”

- Elizabeth Dole

“ The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ''What does a woman want?''. ”

- Sigmund Freud

“ Things will get better — despite our efforts to improve them. ”

- Will Rogers

“ Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers. ”

- Luis Bunuel

“ Despite everything that Harlem did to our generation, I think it gave something to a few. It gave them a strength that couldn't be obtained anywhere else. ”

- Claude Brown

“ Despite our high rate of unemployment, 300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result of technological progress. ”

- Kim Campbell

“ Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory. ”

- Justin Kaplan

“ The greats often became great because they continued to believe in themselves despite apparent failures. ”

- Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

“ Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

“ Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness of the effort involved in getting there — or failing to get there. ”

- Max Lerner

“ History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ”

- Maya Angelou

“ Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners. ”

- Unknown

“ Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. ”

- Broderick Crawford

“ A true friend is one who likes you despite your achievements. ”

- Arnold Bennett

“ Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium. ”

- Camille Paglia

“ Faith…is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether. ”

- Luis Bunuel

“ I have accepted fear as a part of life — specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. ”

- Erica Jong

“ Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults. ”

- Les Brown

“ Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ The rebel can never find peace. He knows what is good and, despite himself, does evil. The value which supports him is never given to him once and for all — he must fight to uphold it, unceasingly. ”

- Albert Camus

“ There is no question but that if Jesus Christ, or a great prophet from another religion, were to come back today, he would find it virtually impossible to convince anyone of his credentials despite the fact that the vast evangelical machine on American television is predicated on His imminent return among us sinners. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ We label judges with having the meanest motives, and yet we desire that our reputation and fame should depend upon the judgment of men, who are all, either from their jealousy or preoccupation or want of intelligence, opposed to us — and yet despite their bias, just for the sake of making these men decide in our favor, we peril in so many ways both our peace and our life. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe, despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not the faith in new possibilities and the courage to advocate them? ”

- Jane Addams

“ Women, despite the fact that nine out of ten of them go through life with a death-bed air either of snatching-the-last-moment or with martyr-resignation, do not die tomorrow — or the next day. They have to live on to any one of many bitter ends. ”

- Zelda Fitzgerald

“ The recognized achievements of some Negroes, despite rigid racial barriers, indicate that society by its prejudices may be depriving itself of valuable contributions from many others. It is now doubtful whether America can afford the luxury of such a waste of human resources. ”

- Kenneth B. Clark

“ I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people. ”

- Harry Belafonte

“ Is there something mutually exclusive about running an airline and making a profit? No. Southwest Airlines, a low-cost, fewer-frills operation, managed to make a profit in 2001 despite 9/11 - And, undaunted by the industry's alleged scary future, Southwest, Jet Blue and AirTran Airways - less than one year after Sept… ”

- Larry Elder

“ Spain, a country of 41 million people, boasts a greater Gross Domestic Product than the GDP of all of the 22 Arab countries combined! Despite the presence of oil in many Arab countries, the region remains under-developed. ”

- Larry Elder
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