Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
H. G. Wells
Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition.
It’s curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
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.
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.
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