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To face despair and not give in to it, that's courage. - Ted Koppel

Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself. - Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image. - Charles W. Chesnutt

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one has not time to write down. - Hector Louis Berlioz

Despair is a great incentive to honourable death. [La., Desperatio magnum ad honeste moriendum incitamentum] - Curtius Rufus Quintus

Don't despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret. - Ben Okri

Law is born from despair of human nature. - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Despair ruins some, presumption many. - Benjamin Franklin

Democracy means despair of ever finding any heroes to govern you, and contentedly putting up with the want of them. - Thomas Carlyle