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Despair Quotes

These are some of the best 'Despair' quotations and sayings.

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

Beware of desp'rate steps; the darkest day lived till tomorrow will have pass'd away.

Considering the unforeseen events of this world, we should be taught that no human condition should inspire men with absolute despair.

Despair doubles our strength.

Despair gives courage to the weak. - Resolved to die, he fears no more, but rushes on his foes, and deals his deaths around.

Despair gives the shocking ease to the mind that mortification gives to the body.

Despair is like froward children, who, when you take away one of their play­things, throw the rest into the fire for madness. It grows angry with itself, turns its own executioner, and revenges its misfortunes on its own head.

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.

Despair is the offspring of fear, of laziness, and impatience; it argues a delect of spirit and resolution, and often of honesty too. I would not despair unless I saw my misfortune recorded in the book of fate, and signed and sealed by necessity.

He that despairs degrades the Deity, and seems to intimate that He is insufficient, or not just to his word; in vain hath he read the Scriptures, the world, and man.

He that despairs measures Providence by his own little contracted model and limits infinite power to finite apprehensions.

He who despairs wants love and faith, for faith, hope, and love are three torches which blend their light together, nor does the one shine without the other.

It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent.

Real compassion lies within our ability to remember that an angry, vengeful or hateful person is usually just someone who can no longer bear the weary weight of his or her own carefully concealed despair. See quote detail

Religion converts despair, which destroys, into resignation, which submits.

The fact that God has prohibited despair gives misfortune the right to hope all things, and leaves hope free to dare all things.

What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.