despair

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on birds, despair, and marriage

It (marriage) happens as with cages; the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays, Book III

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on acceptance, love, and despair

Come, come, whoever you are. Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

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A Quote by Merryle Stanley Rukeyser on cynicism, despair, disillusionment, good, hope, principles, and science

To build Utopias in defiance of scientific principles is only a fool's errand. If false hopes are momentarily good for morale, we must ultimately pay for such folly in episodes of disillusionment, cynicism and despair.

Merryle Stanley Rukeyser

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on despair, friendship, and patience

With close-lipp'd Patience for our only friend, Sad Patience, too near neighbour to Despair.

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

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A Quote by Matt Wagner on despair and fear

Despair kinda smells like burnt hair. Sounds great, but smells lousy. Now fear... fear you can taste! Let's see, fear kinda tastes like... like peaches, peaches covered with fresh bone marrow

Matt Wagner

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on despair and principles

Flinch not, neither give up nor despair, if the achieving of every act in accordance with right principle is not always continuous with thee.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on despair, foolishness, hope, and vanity

Rome took all the vanity out of me; for after seeing the wonders there, I felt too insignificant to live, and gave up all my foolish hopes in despair.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Amy March, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on despair, hope, love, and reason

None without hope e'er lov'd the brightest fair, But love can hope where reason would despair.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Epigram.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on despair

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Maidens, like moths, are ever caught by glare, And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto i. Stanza 9.

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A Quote by George Gordon, Lord Byron on despair

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The nympholepsy of some fond despair.

Lord Byron (1788 - 1824)

Source: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto iv. Stanza 115.

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