despair

A Quote by Ebenezer Elliott on angels, children, day, despair, fame, god, heart, laws, men, mercy, nations, people, poetry, and support

Written in support of abolishing the Corn Laws, it became Elliott's most famous poem. The Peoples Anthem When wilt thou save the people Oh, God of mercy! When? Not kings and lords, but nations! Not thrones and crowns, but men! Flowers of thy heart, of God they are. Let them not pass like weeds, away Their heritage a sunless day! God save the people! When wilt thou save the people? Oh, God of mercy! When? The people Lord the people! Not thrones and crowns, but men! God save the people! Thine they are, Thy children, as thy angels fair, Save them from bondage and despair. God save the people!

Ebenezer Elliott (1781 - 1849)

Source: Poetical Works. The People’s Anthem

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A Quote by Dwan Jacobsen Young on christ, darkness, despair, enemies, failure, hope, jesus, language, progress, soul, and world

Hopelessness may be the saddest word in our language. Despair is the enemy of our souls. It can paralyze us, halt our progress, and cause us to lose our way. But hope awakens us like a light shining in the darkness. We can endure all things when our hope is centered in one who will never fail us-our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world.

Dwan Jacobsen Young

Source: Ensign, November 1986, p. 86., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Dr. Albigence Waldo on body, certainty, clothes, death, despair, devil, fatigue, food, luck, reward, senses, soldiers, time, and weather

Of conditions at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, a certain Dr. Albigence Waldo wrote: Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery vomit half my time smoked out of my senses the devil's in it I can't endure it. A pox on my bad luck. There comes a bowl of beef soup full of burnt leaves and dirt, sickish enough to make a Hector spew away with it boys I'll live like the chameleon upon air!. . . There comes a soldier, his bare feet are seen through his worn-out shoes, his legs nearly naked from the tattered remains of an only pair of stockings, his breaches not sufficient to cover his nakedness, his shirt hanging in strings; his hair disheveled; his face meager. . . . He comes and cries with an air of wretchedness and despair, 'I am sick, my feet lame, my legs are sore, my body covered with this tormenting itch . . . and all the reward I shall get will be "Poor Will is dead!"'

Dr. Albigence Waldo

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A Quote by General Douglas MacArthur on confidence, despair, doubt, faith, fear, hope, idealism, life, mind, people, self-confidence, time, and youth

Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dianne de Poitiers on courage, despair, and hope

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.

Dianne de Poitiers

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A Quote by David Mallet on despair, fear, soul, support, and uncertainty

Uncertainty! fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee.

David Mallet (1705 - 1765)

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A Quote by David Ignatow on death, despair, loneliness, and unhappiness

One leaf left on a branch and not a sound of sadness or despair. One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness. One leaf left all by itself in the air and it does not speak of loneliness or death. One leaf and it spends itself in swaying mildly in the breeze.

David Ignatow

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on brothers, certainty, death, despair, destruction, god, jobs, safety, sons, and weather

The tempest was terrible and separated me from my [other] vessels that night, putting every one of them in desperate straits, with nothing to look forward to but death. Each was certain the others had been destroyed. What man ever born, not excepting Job, who would not have died of despair, when in such weather seeking safety for my son, my brother, shipmates, and myself, we were forbidden [access to] the land and the harbors which I, by God's will and sweating blood, had won for Spain?

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Lettera Rarissima to the Sovereigns, July 7, 1503 (Fourth Voyage)

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A Quote by Charles Waddell Chesnutt on despair, divinity, heart, kindness, mystery, reflection, and universe

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858 - 1932)

Source: The Marrow of Tradition, 1901

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A Quote by Charles Dickens on age, belief, darkness, despair, direction, evil, foolishness, good, heaven, hope, incredulity, seasons, present, and wisdom

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all doing direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Source: opening line of A Tale of Two Cities

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