despair

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on death and despair

It becomes no man to nurse despair, but, in the teeth of clenched antagonisms, to follow up the worthiest till he die.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on despair, divinity, happiness, heart, idleness, tears, and thinking

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Line 21.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on action and despair

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on change, death, despair, dreams, failure, feeling, freedom, hope, ideas, laughter, learning, life, love, risk, sentimentality, slavery, sorrow, and suffering

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk being called sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair, and to try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave, he's forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.

Leo Buscaglia

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A Quote by King Hussein of Jordan on belief, despair, future, generations, past, responsibility, and trying

It is my firm belief that I have a link with the past and a responsibility to the future. I cannot give up, I cannot despair. There's a whole future, generations to come. I have to keep trying.

King Hussein (1935 - 1999)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on despair, kindness, strength, tenderness, and weakness

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, belief, despair, earth, eternity, god, goodness, happiness, heaven, innocence, learning, life, purpose, secrets, sorrow, spirit, and worship

Vain are the beliefs and teachings that make man miserable, and false is the goodness that leads him into sorrow and despair, for it is man's purpose to be happy on this earth and lead the way to felicity and preach its gospel wherever he goes. He who does not see the kingdom of heaven in this life will never see it in the coming life. We came not into this life by exile, but we came as innocent creatures of God, to learn how to worship the holy and eternal spirit and seek the hidden secrets within ourselves from the beauty of life.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Juan Mascaro on army, brothers, companions, despair, fatherhood, friendship, grief, heart, sons, and wives

Then Arjuma saw in both armies fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons; fathers of wives, uncles, masters; brothers companions and friends. . . . When Arjuna thus saw his kinsmen face to face in both lines of battle, he was overcome by grief and despair and thus he spoke with a sinking heart.

Juan Mascaro

Source: Translated from sanskrit of The Bhaghavad Gita

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A Quote by John Webster on age, birds, despair, fear, garden, justice, and love

I myself have loved a lady and pursued her with a great deal of under-age protestation, whom some three or four gallants that have enjoyed would with all their hearts have been glad to have been rid of. 'Tis just like a summer birdcage in a garden: the birds that are without despair to get in, and the birds that are within despair and are in a consumption for fear they shall never get out.

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1625)

Source: The White Devil, 1612, act I, sc.2

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A Quote by John Milton on despair, heaven, hell, and suffering

Which way shall I fly Infinite wrath and infinite despair? Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell; And in the lowest deep a lower deep, Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide, To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 73.

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