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I don't want to live in a culture of despair. I'd like to live in a culture of hope.
I've found a different way to scent the air: already it's a by-word for despair.
To be a poet, it's a challenge to do it in poverty, to do it in wealth. To do it in the academy, to do it in a relationship where you're happy. Everything changes the game. To do it in the awkward state of love, despair, dying. You just have to work it.
Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee.
From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
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.
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
Where the despair of loneliness and poverty haunts every hour, the optimism to embark on new projects cannot find a place to alight on the brain's cortex. Poverty itself is an enormous obstacle to an enlightened and enlightening - not to say healthy - old age.
Sherwin B. Nuland
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.
The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life.
There is no love of life without despair of life.
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.
Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair.
I have seen (as far as it can be seen) many persons changed in a moment from the spirit of horror, fear, and despair to the spirit of hope, joy, peace; and from sinful desires, till then reigning over them, to a pure desire of doing the will of God.
As a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, I understood all too well the despair my colleagues - Republican and Democrat alike - were feeling as Hurricane Sandy ravaged their communities.
We all know about love, faith, sadness, despair, hope, hopelessness, longing, desire... those are things we all have inside of us, and that's what my songs are about... what it means to be a human being.
If you're an advocate of gentleness, you're simplistic and naive. If you're an advocate of despair and hate, you're sophisticated.
When you have peace in yourself and accept, then you are calm enough to do something, but if you are carried by despair, there is no hope.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.
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