Quotes of Despondency

“ 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

“ Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Never despair. ”

- Horace

“ Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. ”

- Pythagoras

“ Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ 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

“ Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. ”

- Harry S.Truman

“ Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself. ”

- Golda Meir

“ Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom. ”

- Mark Twain

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

- William Walsh

“ My problem is that I don't get the same exhilaration from success as I get depression from failure. ”

- Steve Martin

“ Consider what God can do, and you will never despair of success. ”

- Thomas Wilson

“ To exist is a habit I do not despair of acquiring. ”

- Emil Cioran

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

- Antonio Gramsci

“ What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair. ”

- Roy Thompson

“ 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

“ Who can hope for nothing, should despair for nothing. ”

- Seneca

“ Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn't expect to be paid back. ”

- Unknown

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

- William Shakespeare

“ Discomfort guides my tongue And bids me speak of nothing but despair. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. ”

- George F. Will

“ There is nothing sadder than a young pessimist. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offense. ”

- Robert Frost

“ You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from making nests in your hair. ”

- Confucius

“ Black men who have succeeded have an obligation to serve as role models for young men entrapped by a vicious cycle of poverty, despair, and hopelessness. ”

- Benjamin L. Hooks

“ I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement. ”

- Francis Ford Coppola

“ Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives. ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ I sort of got into Westerns... It was a sort of desperation move, really. I had several pictures that didn't go very well, and I just realized that I would have to try something else. ”

- James Stewart

“ Life never presents us with anything which may not be looked upon as a fresh starting point, no less than as a termination. ”

- Andre Gide
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