Quotes: desperate

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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Tempt not a desperate man.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    ''My country, right or wrong'' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ''My mother, drunk or sober.''
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, j live till tomorrow, will have pass'd away.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    Every new baby is a blind desperate vote for survival: people who find themselves unable to register an effective political protest against extermination do so by a biological act.
  • Andre Breton
    Andre Breton
    French writer 1896-1966
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    If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate - to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.
  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
  • Jesse Jackson
    Jesse Jackson
    American Clergyman, Civil Rights Leader 1941-
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    My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
  • Willem De Kooning
    Willem De Kooning
    Dutch abstract expressionist artist and painter 1904-1997
    Willem De Kooning
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    My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
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