QOTD: "It's Not The Despair... I Can Stand The Despair.
"It's not the despair... I can stand the despair. It's the hope."
I can endure my own despair but not another's hope. -- William Walsh, Song
None without hope e'er lov'd the brightest fair, But love can hope where reason would despair.
-- Lord Lyttleton (1709-1773) -- Epigram...
We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness.
The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice....
Farewell! For in that word, that fatal word,--howe'er We promise, hope, believe,--there breathes despair.
-- Lord Byron (1788-1824) -- The Corsair, Canto i, Stanza 15...
Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair. -- Burke
You are lost in the Swamps of Despair.
At the first turning of the second stair I turned and saw below The same shape twisted on the banister .
.. Under the vapour in the fetid air Struggling with the devil of the stairs who wears The deceitful face of hope and of despair....
Like strength is felt from hope and from despair.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744) -- The Iliad of Homer, Book xv, Line 852...
Gaming is the son of avarice, but the father of despair.