Despair Related Quotes



“Difficulty need not foreshadow despair or defeat. Rather achievement can be all the more satisfying because of obstacles surmounted.”

William Hastie


“In the midst of my despair I find myself frantically looking for any flicker of light Even if it comes from hope,a whisper or a prayer”

Angela Porisky


“Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.”

William Congreve


“God be prais'd, that to believing souls, Gives light in darkness, comfort in despair”

William Shakespeare


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

Pope John Paul Ii


“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”

Woody Allen


“Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair.”

Matthew Arnold


“There is one death bed repentance recorded in the Bible (the thief on the cross), so that no one despair, but there is ONLY one, so that no one will presume.”

Matthew Henry


“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


“The vilest deeds like poison-weeds- Bloom well in prison-air: It is only what is good in Man - That wastes and withers there: Pale Anguish keeps the heavy gate - And the Warden is Despair”

Oscar Wilde