You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
— Pearl Buck

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo spite quote

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
— Miguel de Cervantes

We call a man irrational when he acts in a passion, when he cuts off his nose to spite his face.
— Bertrand Russell

In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
— Anne Frank