100+ best despair quotes give you another view of life

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The despair. This simple word makes you tremble. To despair is to lose meaning in one's life.
Needless to say, the people who suffer are unhappy ... deeply.
If despair touches you from near or far, this mini-guide has been designed for you.
Not only will it help you better understand what is happening to you, but above all it will provide you with solutions and resources to deliver you from this suffering.

Let's reject the path of violence, which is the product of nihilism and despair. Kofi Annan

Despair is the suicide of the heart. Jean-Paul Richter 

Hell is to have lost hope. Joseph Cronin

Action is the antidote to despair. Joan Baez

True despair is without reflection. Alain

Despair is a bad advisor. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Despair is an anticipated defeat. Karl Jaspers

My desperation brings a better life. William Shakespeare

Despair is a lack of imagination. Georges Dunézil

Opening your eyes is an antidote to despair. Sylvain Tesson

I know the other name of despair: courage. Eric Emmanuel Schmitt

Defeated are those who do not hope to win. J.-J. Olmedo

Despair is the biggest of our mistakes. Vauvenargues

Silences are sometimes submissive despair. Michel Bouthot

My only hope is in my despair. Jean Racine

Let's draw our courage from our very despair. Seneca (Natural Issues)

To despair is to know how to become and where to go. Vladimir Jankelevitch

There is not only one day, tomorrow too the sun will shine. African proverb

Human life begins on the other side of despair. Jean paul Sartre

I try to give a bad conscience to my despair. Jean Rostand

Why jump into the water before the boat capsized.

Despair is the fleeting fury of a hopeless soul. Emmanuel Kant

Life, which creates despair, is stronger than despair. Alain Grandbois

Without the lie, the truth would perish from despair and boredom. Anatole France

Blessed be he who has preserved from despair a child's heart. Georges Bernanos 

The highest form of courage is despair overcome. Bernanos

We take a liking to his despair, it's easier than fighting. Gilles Archambault 

Never succumb to despair: he does not keep his promises. Yiddish proverb

Laughter is the last resource of rage and despair. Victor Hugo

The habit of despair is more terrible than despair itself. Albert Camus

There is no end in nature; every end is a beginning. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more like a stroke of daring than a stroke of despair. Georges Bernanos 

The difference between despair and hope is awareness. Sébastien Plante

There is only one great evil in the world today: despair. Evelyn Waugh (Vile Bodies)

It is better to be mistaken in hope than to be right in despair. Amin Maalouf (The Disoriented)

There is no desperate situation, only people who despair. Victor Hugo

Despair is when the mind takes the pain on its own. Perros 

Despair has this in common with the hope that it is also an illusion. Lu Xun

Despair is the price you pay when you have an impossible goal. Graham Greene

We can not know what a man in his despair can think of risking. Sören Kierkegaard

If you cry for having lost the Sun, tears will stop you from seeing the stars. Rabindranàth Tagore

The hopeless are the hardest to bear: it's their way of relieving themselves. Edward Franklin Albee

Nothing is as hopeless as not finding a new reason to hope. Niccolò Machiavelli

I refuse to despair because to despair is to refuse life. We must keep the faith. Aimé Césaire

In despair, one would like to be dead, but that does not mean one would like to die. Robert Sabatier

Do not abandon yourself to despair ... This prevents you from being able to converse with your heart.

I did not want, nor could I let myself go to despair. This path leads to defeat and death. Nelson Mandela

Search long enough for a new reason to hope, and without exception you will find. Denis St-Pierre

As difficult as life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed. Steven Hawking

As long as we do not give up writing Whatever the pessimism we see, we have not despaired of the rest. Maurice Chapelan

I thought I was lost, I thought I reached the bottom of despair and once the renunciation accepted, I knew peace. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

But what we call our despair is often the painful eagerness of unfulfilled hope. George Eliot

Despair is being out of the world, being detached from things and men, having gone on leave of humanity. Yves Simon

Hope is an instinct that only a reasoning of the mind can kill. Animals do not know despair. Graham Greene

Three essential elements to earthly happiness: something to do, someone to love and something to hope for. Addison

An imaginary circumstance that we like to add to our afflictions is to believe that we will be inconsolable. Fontenelle

Despair itself, if it is prolonged, becomes a sort of asylum in which one can sit and rest. Sainte-Beuve

Do not turn away cowardly from despair. Go right. Pass off. On the other side of the tunnel you will find the light. Andre Gide

Fatalism has limits. We must rely on fate only when we have exhausted all remedies. Gandhi

Good friends help you find important things when you have lost them, your smile, your hope and your courage. Doe Zantamata

Do not give up until you have something to give. Nothing is ever lost as long as you keep fighting. Nancy Sims

Those who love and are separated can live in pain, but it is not despair: they know that love exists. Albert Camus

Our joy can not survive without food; our sadness, our despair, nothing can survive without food. Thich Nhat Hanh

When you have the blues, learn to see only this: an ineluctable phase of the human condition, which will pass over time. Richard Carlson

If, when difficulties arise, we lose hope and courage, we diminish at the same time our ability to confront them. Dalai Lama

Whatever happens, you must be convinced that there is a spark in you that nothing and no one can extinguish or even obscure. Omraam Michaël Aïvanhov

Do not be afraid of hardship, lassitude, loss of hope. It is when you touch the bottom that you can look to the stars. Dugpa Rinpoche

Despair is the frequent fall of those who once believed in a perfect and ultimate solution and who have lost their certainty. Leszek Kolakowski

Most of the important things in the world were accomplished by people who kept trying when there seemed to be no hope. Dale Carnegie

According to true military discipline, one must never put one's enemy in the place of despair, because such necessity multiplies his strength and increases his courage. Rabelais

The road built with hope is more pleasant for the traveler than the road built with despair, even if both lead to the same destination. Marion Zimmer Bradley

The human heart can only contain a certain amount of despair. When the sponge is soaked, the sea can pass over without bringing in another tear. Victor Hugo

If nature can come back to life after winter, why would not we be able to do the same after our own winters? Hard times are part of life. Hervé Desbois

There is a strange satisfaction in touching the depths of despair; the excess of misfortune procures a kind of security, a haven of grace for the wrecked soul who dares not believe. Julien Green

Between shadow and light, where nothing exists and in the very heart of despair or rather the end of hope, the unexpected suddenly burst forth like a geyser of love and light. Satya

Life works miracles. We must not believe that everything is black even if we are told all the time. We must believe in the exceptions and, above all, we must believe that we ourselves are an exception. Katherine Pancol

To be patient, how right is the expression! Patience is indeed a weapon, and who is armed with it, nothing can bring it down. Without it, one is automatically delivered to caprice or despair. Emil Cioran

If life by duty is without charm, if it is no more than a courageous ordeal, an accepted chalice, it still has its value and its beauty. When we no longer hope for happiness, we can give ourselves the task of the happiness of others. Henri-Frédéric Amiel

I need to be alone. I must meditate my shame and despair in loneliness. I need the sun and the pavement of streets without companions, without conversation, in front of myself, with only the music of my heart for company. Henry Miller

Seek beauty and good in all beings and especially in those who have contributed by their genius, by their virtues to the evolution of humanity: so you will always be amazed, you run no danger of sinking into despair. Omraam Michaël Aïvanhov

Life is full of unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to make sense of life. You can spend your life in despair, wondering why you have been driven to the path of pain, or you may be grateful to be strong enough to survive. JD Stroube

Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a trapped foot does not seem to despair. He is too busy trying to survive. Everything is closed, to a sort of motionless and intense waiting. Is it a key? Stay busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose to recover and remember that nothing stays the same, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit. Let everything pass. Let it go. May Sarton

There are no hopeless situations, only people who lose hope.

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The darkest hour is the one before sunrise.

In any case, courage leads beyond despair.

Often, what seems to be the end is, in fact, a new beginning.

After careful reflection, sometimes you have to give up in order not to despair.

He who knows the alternation of the seasons does not fear the coming winter.

The best bridge between despair and hope is sometimes a good night's sleep.

You must never despair of men, and always give them a second chance.

Never forget that your current situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.

Who no longer has hope will have no regrets. If we lose hope, we are helpless before life.

Never allow yourself to be engulfed in the depths of despair by someone else's attitude.

Depression is a disease that does not cure by the mere good word or a bouquet of flowers.

Never be discouraged! Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she turned into a butterfly.

Dreaming is a sweet thing that does not cost anything and that, if necessary, removes despair. My sweetest hope is not to lose hope.

Some suffered as much and escaped. You'll get out of it too, even if for now the chances seem to be against you.

With time, we come to build our life one day at a time, knowing that nothing and no one can assure us tomorrow without hardship.

In the darkness of the ordeal, do not stop with cowardice and despair. Continue with courage and on the other side of the dark tunnel, you will find the light there.

True courage means being able to develop positive thinking in times of desperation when the depressedness and hardships of life overwhelm us.

Never despair. There are unfortunate passes in a life. They are not eternal, never lose hope. Your future is in your hands: you have to force your luck.

Never despair !!! When there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel ... When life brings you only test after test ... Refuse to let you invade by despair ... Restore in you the calm and tell you that to get where You want, You have to use the test as a support to go further.

I saw the devastation and I wanted to help. People need to know that ... we are here for them. They need words of encouragement and to know that everything is going to be OK. John Williams

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. Karl Marx

There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst. Frida Kahlo

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land. Herbert Hoover

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