despair quotes

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

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

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

It's easy to lose sight of God when life is sweet and easy, but there is something awesome about despair, and it is the closeness of God when we are at our weakest.Kristin Armstrong

Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.Matthew Arnold

Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.Matthew Arnold

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

Action is the antidote to despair.Joan Baez

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.Joan Baez

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

Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.Honore de Balzac

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

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

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

We've all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it's not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.Emmanuelle Beart

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.Bernard Berenson

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.Yehuda Berg

If falling into desperation worked to make things better, then I would say, 'Let's all jump into despair.' But it doesn't help. The only way to truly find meaning and fulfillment is to look at the disaster, the pain, the difficulty, and know with complete certainty that good can come from this.Yehuda Berg

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.William Blake

I shall never forget the despair and agony on the parents' faces on the awful day of the funeral when the 13 little children, victims not only of John D. Rockefeller, but of the government of the state of Colorado were buried.Ella R. Bloor