Despair Quotes

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

He who has never hoped can never despair. George Bernard Shaw

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. Lord Alfred Tennyson

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

Do not despair of your life. You have force enough to overcome your obstacles. Henry David Thoreau

The disappointment of manhood succeeds to the delusion of youth: let us hope that the heritage of old age is not despair. Benjamin Disraeli

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy. Joan Baez

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair. Antonin Artaud