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Quotations on Despair

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Despair ruins some, presumption many.

~ Benjamin Franklin

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation ... A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Despair is the conclusion of fools.

~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

~ George Eliot

It becomes no man to nurse despair, but, in the teeth of clenched antagonisms, to follow up the worthiest till he die.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear.

~ Sir Francis Bacon

The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.

~ Proverbs

- Italian Proverb

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

~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

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