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DESPONDENCY
[ Also see Despair Disappointment Discontent Melancholy Moroseness Pessimism Sadness ]

Open your heart to sympathy, but close it against despondency. The flower which opens to receive the dew shuts against the rain.
      - James H. Aughey

Sorrow comes soon enough without despondency. It does a man no good to carry around a lightning-rod to attract trouble.
      - James H. Aughey

My heart is very tired--my strength is low--
  My hands are full of blossoms pluck'd before
    Held dead within them till myself shall die.
      - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

No thought within her bosom stirs,
  But wakes some feeling dark and dread;
    God keep thee from a doom like hers,
      Of living when the hopes are dead.
      - Phoebe Carey

How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
      - Jeremy Collier

To believe a business impossible is the way to make it so. How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
      - Jeremy Collier

Despondency is not a state of humility; on the contrary, it is the vexation and despair of a cowardly pride--nothing is worse; whether we stumble or whether we fall, we must only think of rising again and going on in our course.
      - Francois de Salignac Fenelon

Some persons depress their own minds, despond at the first difficulty; and conclude that making any progress in knowledge, farther than serves their ordinary business, is above their capacities.
      - John Locke (1)

The recollection of one upward hour
  Hath more in it to tranquilize and cheer
    The darkness of despondency, than years
      Of gayety and pleasure.
      - James Gates Percival

Life is a warfare; and he who easily desponds deserts a double duty--he betrays the noblest property of man, which is dauntless resolution; and he rejects the providence of that All-Gracious Being who guides and rules the universe.
      - Jane Porter

All day the darkness and the cold
  Upon my heart have lain,
    Like shadows on the winter sky,
      Like frost upon the pane.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier


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