quote by Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved, as to love.

— Francis of Assisi

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Hope and despair quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

My friends, love is better than anger.

Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope.

In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.

Hope and despair quote Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it trut
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.
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Our world today so desperately hungers for hope, yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus.

Nil desperandum, -- Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.


Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.

Hope and despair quote I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.

It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding.

If I saw the gates of hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I would not despair; I would not lose hope of mercy, because I would trust in you, my God.

I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation.

For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.

Hope and despair quote Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.
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Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope;

in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.


If you knew that hope and despair were paths to the same destination, which would you choose?

Let me begin now, this very night, to emulate Christ.

Cast off forever will be the old self and with it defeat, despair, doubt, and disbelief. To a newness of life I come--a life of faith, hope courage, and joy. No task looms too large; no responsibility too heavy; no duty is a burden. All things become possible.

Hope and despair quote Be brave enough to hold on to the hope that life will be beautiful again.
Be brave enough to hold on to the hope that life will be beautiful again.

It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.

Black and white are the colors of photography.

To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But hope is unreasonable and love is greater even than this. May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.

Hope and despair quote Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen everyday.
Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen everyday.

A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experience and memories.

It is a modern tragedy that despair has so many spokesmen, and hope so few.

People without hope not only don’t write novels, but what is more to the point, they don’t read them. They don’t take long looks at anything, because they lack the courage. The way to despair is to refuse to have any kind of experience, and the novel, of course, is a way to have experience.

Hope and despair quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life.

The labor movement was the principal force that transforme­d misery and despair into hope and progress.


The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.

Hope and despair quote Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful
Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

While there's life, there is hope.

We know that silence equals consent when atrocities are committed against innocent men, women and children. We know that indifference equals complicity when bigotry, hatred and intolerance are allowed to take root. And we know that education and hope are the most effective ways to combat ignorance and despair.

Hope and despair quote Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

The real truth is, the number of convicts is too overwhelming for the means of proper and effectual punishment. I despair of any remedy but that which I wish I could hope for - a great reduction in the amount of crime.


For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

...you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair. In the end it’s all a question of balance.

Hope and despair quote I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you
I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

The way past despair and false hope is just letting go.

It doesn't improve your odds of survival, but it doesn't waste mental energy.

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.

Simply by our proximity to Jesus, we can bring hope and life to people and places trapped in discouragement and despair.

Hope and despair quote They say a person needs just three things to be happy: 1. Someone to love 2. Som
They say a person needs just three things to be happy: 1. Someone to love 2. Something to do 3. Something to hope for.

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.

Nevertheless, in this sea of human wretchedness and malice there bloomed at times compassion, as a pale flower blooms in a putrid marsh.

You accept that this civilisation could be abolished and life will begin later on after a few thousand years because that is something that has happened in the history of this planet. When you have peace in yourself and accept, then you are calm enough to do something, but if you are carried by despair there is no hope.

Isak Dinesen said that she wrote a little every day, without hope and without despair. I like that.

What a lover’s heart knows let no man’s brain dispute.

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