Despair Quotes About Loneliness, Hatred, Rage, Ruin, Comfort, Truth

Despair Quotes About Loneliness, Hatred, Rage, Ruin, Comfort, Truth

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Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

C. S. Lewis

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

C. S. Lewis

Sometimes I can only groan, and suffer, and pour out my despair at the piano!

Frederic Chopin

Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.

Rick Warren

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

Raymond Williams

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

H. G. Wells

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
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My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

Jack Layton

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

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

Cesar Chavez

Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.

Mark Goulston

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.

Comte de Lautreamont

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

Pope John Paul II

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Jean-Paul Sartre

There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.

George Eliot

I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it’s pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.

Harry Nilsson

It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.

Marion Zimmer Bradley

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is a lot of suffering and injustice in the world, and there is also a great deal of hope. When you step forward and start speaking about what you see and what you want to change, you can begin living in that hope instead of despair.

Sonita Alizadeh

He who learns must suffer. 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.

Aeschylus

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

There’s always hope, and there’s always despair.

Andrea Riseborough

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

William Cowper

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

Elie Wiesel

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

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

George Eliot

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.

Christopher Fry

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.

Thomas Jefferson

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.

Edmund Burke

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

Charles Baudelaire

Because I remember, I despair. Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.

Elie Wiesel

Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self-fulfillment. But I am not alone.

Elie Wiesel

The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life.

Vikas Swarup

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

Walker Percy

I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It’s not getting easier; if anything, it’s always right on the edge of my skin.

Erwin McManus

Despair often breeds disease.

Sophocles

It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.

Albert Camus

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

Menander

There is no love of life without despair of life.

Albert Camus

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

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.

Gustave Flaubert

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy.

Hillary Clinton

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

Rollo May

The middle way is a view of life that avoids the extreme of misguided grasping born of believing there is something we can find, or buy, or cling to that will not change. And it avoids the despair and nihilism born from the mistaken belief that nothing matters, that all is meaningless.

Sharon Salzberg

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.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. You must dwell also on the glad remembrance of God’s loving-kindness; otherwise, sadness will harden the heart and lead it more deeply into despair.

Saint Bernard

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.

Studs Terkel

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.

Arthur Henderson

What is Despair?

Despair is described as the total lack of hope or the absence of hope.

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