A Quote by Carol B. Thomas on despair, peace, and spirit

In the temple the Spirit of the Lord provides comfort and peace, especially during moments of despair.

Carol B. Thomas (1924 -)

Source: General Conference, April 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Robert ‘Bob' Dole on bureaucracy and despair

Eugene McCarthy despaired, "The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency."

Bob Dole (1923 -)

Source: Bob Dole in Great Political Wit : Laughing (Almost) All the Way to the White House, Doubleday

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A Quote by Bernard Berenson on boasts, despair, and hope

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.

Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on despair


Despair ruins some, presumption many.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Correct Quotes for DOS, WordStar International, 1991.

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A Quote by Benjamin Disraeli on age, delusion, despair, disappointment, hope, and youth

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

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on despair, hope, and wine

Despair is vinegar from the wine of hope.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on apathy, books, colors, despair, difficulty, effort, experience, learning, meaning, people, purity, rest, vision, and world

I chanced on a wonderful book by Marius von Senden, called Space and Sight. . . . For the newly sighted, vision is pure sensation unencumbered by meaning: "The girl went through the experience that we all go through and forget, the moment we are born. She saw, but it did not mean anything but a lot of different kinds of brightness." . . . In general the newly sighted see the world as a dazzle of color-patches. They are pleased by the sensation of color, and learn quickly to name the colors, but the rest of seeing is tormentingly difficult. . . . The mental effort involved . . . proves overwhelming for many patients. It oppresses them to realize, if they ever do at all, the tremendous size of the world, which they had previously conceived of as something touchingly manageable. . . . A disheartening number of them refuse to use their new vision, continuing to go over objects with their tongues, and lapsing into apathy and despair. . . . On the other hand, many newly sighted people speak well of the world, and teach us how dull is our own vision.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on despair, happiness, joy, needs, and security

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Anne Lindbergh (1906 -)

Source: Locked Rooms and Open Doors (Harcourt Brace)

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A Quote by Andrew Marvell on birth, despair, impossibility, and love

My love is of a birth as rare As 'tis for object strange and high It was begotten by despair Upon impossibility.

Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)

Source: The Definition of Love, 1650-1652

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A Quote by Anatole France on boredom, despair, humanity, and lies

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

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