I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential.— Vandana Shiva
Heartwarming Hopeless Situations quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden.
It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.
Faith means believing the unbelievable.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.
Perhaps the greatest magic of the human spirit is the ability to laugh, at ourselves, at each other, and at our sometimes hopeless situation. Laughter normalized our lives
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
As long as you think that the cause of your problem is "out there" - as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering - the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.
Your situation and prospects only seem hopeless because you have ideas of hope.
Knock off that hope and the crippling feelings of helplessness go with it.
There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstances of your life can change!
If things go wrong, don’t go with them.
I've never written a song that's hopeless.
I'm not a hopeless person. I'm crazily optimistic. I crazily see the good in people. I crazily see the way out of a terrible situation. I crazily try to be the diplomat. If there are two warring factions in my life, I want them to agree to disagree at the very least.
For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.
We should not give up and say that the situation is hopeless.
There is still our conscience, there is still the memory of the victims of this war, there is still our duty to try and prevent further bloodshed. We have to prosecute all the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Every time you find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.
There are no hopeless situations, sweetheart, only people who have grown hopeless about them. You still have choices you can make.
By nature I will find hope in everything.
Even if it's the most incredibly hopeless situation or circumstance. That's just me... I'll never be able to see things any other way.
Your life is in your hands. No matter where you are now, no matter what has happened in your life,you can begin to consciously choose your thoughts, and you can change your life.There is no such thing as a hopeless situation.Every single circumstance of your life can change!
Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.
There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.
When you're depressed, the whole body is depressed, and it translates to the cellular level. The first objective is to get your energy up, and you can do it through play. It's one of the most powerful ways of breaking up hopelessness and bringing energy into the situation.
Realize that there are not hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Hopeless situations are never hopeless to God.
When you have a nation that is suffering collectively from a situation of injustice - of violence, of imprisonment and closure and checkpoints, from a sense of vulnerability and of hopelessness - attitudes are going to be affected by these measures.
The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step.
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.
Most important, however, is the third avenue to meaning in life: even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change himself. He may turn a personal tragedy into a triumph.
Fostering your sense of creativity can give you feelings of freedom, delight and passion. It can help you see your life in a new light and help you to tackle situations that you thought were hopeless. When you express yourself through creative action you find gifts such as: happiness, self worth, healing, and inner joy.
I can’t count the times I have lagged seemingly hopelessly far behind, and nobody except myself thinks I can win. But I have pulled myself in from desperate [situations]. When you are behind there are two strategies - counter-attack or all men to the defences. I’m good at finding the right balance between those.
If it can be solved, theres no need to worry, and if it can't be solved, worry is of no use.
Humans have various ways of coping with extended stress, and one is the anticipation of a better time. Here, as with retribution, there is often a kind of symmetry: the more intense the stress and the more hopeless the situation, the more fabulous the coming times that are anticipated.
In real life as in grand opera, arias only make hopeless situations worse.
When you're trapped in an abusive home environment you can feel completely hopeless and lost. Remember that situations can change with time, and that it won't be this way forever.
Stress and unhappiness come not from situations, but how you respond to situations.
A theory of the middle class: that it is not to be determined by its financial situation but rather by its relation to government. That is, one could shade down from an actual ruling or governing class to a class hopelessly out of relation to government, thinking of government as beyond its control, of itself as wholly controlled by government. Somewhere in between and In gradations is the group that has the sense that gov't exists for it, and shapes its consciousness accordingly.
Some situations are so hopeless when you look at them from the outside you say, Why are they still married?
If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation, the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.
Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone.
So-called "natural language" is wonderful for the purposes it was created for, such as to be rude in, to tell jokes in, to cheat or to make love in (and Theorists of Literary Criticism can even be content-free in it), but it is hopelessly inadequate when we have to deal unambiguously with situations of great intricacy, situations which unavoidably arise in such activities as legislation, arbitration, mathematics or programming.
Staying in a hopeless and miserable situation doesn't make you loyal, it just makes you miserable.
The great majority of men are but tangled skeins, imperfect keyboards, so many specimens of restless or stagnant chaos--and what makes their situation almost hopeless is the fact that they take pleasure in it. There is no curing a sick man who believes himself in health.
The feelings, myths and prejudices about the Negro American which now seem so valid and real to some of our white contemporaries will take their place on the shelf along with the belief in witches and the notion that the earth is the center of the solar system. Nobody knows as yet whether the future [of the race situation] is hopeless. All we know is that it can be made hopeless, if enough people choose to consider it so.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive cannot be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.