A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on boldness, bravery, despair, fear, fortune, persistence, and timidity

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on despair and world

Then black despair, The shadow of a starless night, was thrown Over the world in which I moved alone.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: The Revolt of Islam. Dedication, Stanza 6.

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A Quote by Peggy Noonan on belief, choice, despair, generations, and religion

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.

Peggy Noonan

Source: 1996

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A Quote by Paul H. Dunn on confidence, despair, doubt, faith, fear, hope, and self-confidence

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

Paul H. Dunn (1924 - 1998)

Source: Ensign, November 1983, p. 25.

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A Quote by P. D. Van Amburgh on despair, destruction, doubt, dreams, environment, faith, hope, mind, success, superiority, and world

When my external environment is clouded in doubt and despair . . . when the tempests of destruction are making my dreams of success tremble like the topmost spar of a helpless ship-when the skies seem to hold the closing ruin of all my fondest hopes, my mind, superior amid the outrages of this material world, rests upon the solid!, immovable foundation of Faith. There is nothing in myself, but all is in my Master.

P. D. Van Amburgh

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A Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis on despair, goodness, heroism, knowledge, sacred, victory, and virtue

The highest point a man can obtain is not Knowledge, or Virtue, or Goodness, or Victory, but something even greater, more heroic and more despairing: Sacred Awe!

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

Source: Zorba the Greek, 1946, ch. 24

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A Quote by Newt Gingrich on despair, failure, hope, people, study, and world

We in this House are role models. People all over the world watch us and study us. When we fall short, they lose hope. When we fail, they despair.

Newt Gingrich (1943 -)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on cheerfulness, desires, despair, divinity, faith, god, and love

To be cheerful when others are in despair, to keep the faith when others falter, to be true even when we feel forsaken-all of these are deeply desired outcomes during the deliberate, divine tutorials which God gives to us -because he love us.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1982, p. 67., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, danger, darkness, despair, individuality, injustice, men, and nations

Men's and nations' finest hour consist of those moments when extraordinary challenge is met by extraordinary response. Hence in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness. Our indignation about injustice should lead to illumination, for if it does not, we are only adding to the despair-and the moment of gravest danger is when there is so little light that darkness seems normal!

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 75., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Emmons on clarity, despair, ideas, and students

Don't despair of a student if he has one clear idea.

Nathaniel Emmons (1745 - 1840)

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