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Despair Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Despair

Please enjoy these Despair Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

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

 

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

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And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
- Robert Greene

Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
- Joseph Brodsky

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing...
not healing, not curing...
that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Despair is a narcotic.
It lulls the mind into indifference.
- Charlie Chaplin

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us,
nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
- Benjamin Banneker

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

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

Law is born from despair of human nature.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

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

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father,
but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Shakespeare was the great one before us.
His place was between God and despair.
- Eugene Ionesco

The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at
not having found the reality of joy.
- Max Jacob

Despair has its own calms.
- Bram Stoker

When you get to know me, I don't despair -
I just get up,
clean up, and start again.
- Avi Arad

To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
- Raymond Williams

He who labors diligently need never despair;
for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
- Menander

God gave you not a spirit of faithlessness,
not a spirit of despair.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably
emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
- Marshall McLuhan

Los Angeles was an impression of failure,
of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives.
This is California? I thought.
- Joseph Barbera

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
- Anatole France

Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair.
They gave her the means of supporting life,
but they made life hardly worth supporting.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
- Mahalia Jackson

But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.
- Theodor Adorno

Action is the antidote to despair.
- Joan Baez

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

To doubt is worse than to have lost;
and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
- Philip Massinger

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable
of feeling ultimate bliss.
- Alexandre Dumas

Literature has been the salvation of the damned,
literature has inspired and guided lovers,
routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.
- John Cheever

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy,
and black despair succeeds brown study.
- William Congreve

There's no such thing as perfect writing,
just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
- Haruki Murakami

Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

From the depth of need and despair, people can work together,
can organize themselves to solve their own problems
and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
- Cesar Chavez

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional,
they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic,
they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
- William Dunbar

People are really suffering these days.
There's a lot of corporate triumph and a lot of personal
despair as they wonder what are they working for.
- Laurie Anderson

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
- George Eliot

Courage is not the absence of despair;
it is,
rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.
- Rollo May

There was a castle called Doubting Castle,
the owner whereof was Giant Despair.
- John Bunyan

Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on;
its delight is murder,
and its end is despair.
- Friedrich Schiller

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt...
doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel
beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Despair often breeds disease.
- Sophocles

A rabbi should not despair if people do not do as much as they should.
Every parent has that with children.
God is merciful.
- Louis Finkelstein

We draw our strength from the very despair in which
we have been forced to live.
We shall endure.
- Cesar Chavez

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H. G. Wells

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

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
- John Donne

Do not abandon yourselves to despair.
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
- Pope John Paul II

I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the
pangs and fury of despair.
- Joseph Addison

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

When they are assailed by despair, young people should
let universal concerns into their lives.
- Abbe Pierre

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I think most artists create out of despair.
The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside,
it's a painful, difficult search within.
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

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

Oh rage!
Oh despair!
Oh age, my enemy!
- Pierre Corneille

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If you don't love it, you can't suffer thru all the
despair that comes with it.
Keep doing it because you love it.
- Robert Stack

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it,
by working and doing for somebody else,
by using it for something else.
- Elie Wiesel

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair.
I solicited clothes for the ragged children,
for the desperate mothers.
I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
- Mary Harris Jones

Uncertainty!
fell demon of our fears!
The human soul that can support despair,
supports not thee.
- David Mallet


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