quote by Thabo Mbeki

Gloom and despondency have never defeated adversity. Trying times need courage and resilience. Our strength as a people is not tested during the best of times.

— Thabo Mbeki

Breathtaking Despondent quotations

We should never become despondent because the weather is bad, nor should we turn triumphalist because the sun shines.

Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst.

We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression.

A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.

You've been complaining, you've been depressed, you've been despondent.

But take off those garments of heaviness and put back on your garments of praise. I didn't come when you thought I was going to come, but I'm going to be right on time.

My first poem was a bolt from the blue … it broke a spell of disillusion and suicidal despondence. ... it filled me with soul satisfying joy.

Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency. Yellow vibration foods are: pineapples, bananas, grapefruit, lemons and corn.

Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace.

To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward.

How can one avoid despondency if one thinks of the anomalous Zeeman effect?

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable.

However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

From nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations

The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.

How comfortable it is to have One, day and night, before the throne to control the charge of our enemy, and the despondencies of our souls.

Only trust me! You have fallen into a fit of despondency and there is not the least need! In fact, nothing could be more fatal, in any predicament! It encourages one to suppose that there is nothing to be done, when a little resolution is all that is wanted to bring matters to a happy conclusion.

Despondency is not religion, whatever else it may be.

There is no sin so profound, no despondency so low, no misery so abject, but the love of Christ is deeper.

I see no point in being despondent. We might as well enjoy ourselves during our brief tenure of this life.

The Qur'an does not ask for human perfection, but rather asks that we persevere in striving for self-improvement and that we never become complacent or despondent about our progress.

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people, there should be no room for the despondency that has settled on large sections of the population.

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people, there should be no room for the despondency that has settled on large sections of the population.

To a winner, complacency and overconfidence can be destructive.

To losers, desperation and despondency are just as harmful.

Evelyn Waugh: How do you get your main pleasure in life, Sir William? Sir William Beveridge: I get mine trying to leave the world a better place than I found it. Waugh: I get mine spreading alarm and despondency and I get more satisfaction than you do.

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire;

it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.

To despond is to lie ungrateful beforehand.

Be not looking for evil. Often thou drainest the gall of fear while evil is passing by thy dwelling.

I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous boy, The sleepless soul that perished in his pride; Of him who walked in glory and in joy, Following his plough, along the mountain-side. By our own spirits we are deified; We Poets in our youth begin in gladness, But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.

If fortune favors you do not be elated; if she frowns do not despond.

He is the truly courageous man who never desponds.

The Devil endeavours by every means to keep men in error, in the enticement of the passions, in darkness of mind and heart; in pride, avarice, covetousness, envy, hatred, wicked impatience and irritation; in evil despondence, in the abominations of fornication, adultery, theft, false-witness, blasphemy, negligence, slothfulness, and sluggishness.

Triumphant Tories, and desponding Whigs, Forget their feuds, and join to save their wigs.

The very names assigned to angels by their Creator, convey to us ideas pre-eminently pleasing, fitted to captivate the heart, and exalt the imagination; ideas which dispel gloom, banish despondency, enliven hope, and awaken sincere and unmingled joy.

If lucky be not proud; if unlucky, do not despond.

What I am trying to teach is that when we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously in order to maintain the blessings promised by those ordinances, then come what may, we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent.

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for.

The boom produces impoverishment. But still more disastrous are its moral ravages. It makes people despondent and dispirited. The more optimistic they were under the illusory prosperity of the boom, the greater is their despair and their feeling of frustration.

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