Despair Quotes

He that stands upon a slippery place, makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up. (King John)

I’m not yet desperate enough to do anything about the conditions that are making me desperate.

God does not send us despair in order to kill us, he sends it in order to awaken us to new life.

I was much further out than you thought, and not waving but drowning.

Let me not know that all is lost, though lost it be – leave me not tied to this despair, this corpse like bride.

Never despair.

The fact that God has prohibited despair gives misfortune the right to hope all things, and leaves hope free to dare all things.

Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.

Despair is criminal.

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