Quotes by despair

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  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
    Aeschylus
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    And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
    William Cowper
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    Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
    Woody Allen
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    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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
    Woody Allen
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    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.
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Gustave Flaubert
    French writer 1821-1880
    Gustave Flaubert
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    The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
    American singer, songwriter 1941-
    Joan Baez
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    Action is the antidote to despair.
  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    American politician of the Democratic Party 1900-1989
    Claude D. Pepper
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    Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
  • Lenny Bruce
    Lenny Bruce
    American Comedian 1925-1966
    Lenny Bruce
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    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.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
    Franz Kafka
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    Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    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.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
    Elie Wiesel
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    Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    British critic and poet 1822-1888
    Matthew Arnold
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    Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
    George Eliot
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    But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
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