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What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.


George Eliot

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But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
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What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
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My role models were childless: Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes.
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The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope.
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My only hope lies in my despair.
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My only hope lies in my despair.
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What we are tempted to call a disaster is sometimes the first, painful stage of a blessing.
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The moment you lose hope, the only thing left in your hands is despair
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The moment you lose hope, the only thing left in your hands is despair
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What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.
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We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck
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We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.
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What is my favorite part of a woman? Her eagerness.
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Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness
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Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.
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Despair is most often the offspring of ill-preparedness
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The unfed mind devours itself.
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The words you can’t find, you borrow.
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The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.
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We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.
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We do not learn; and what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
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We do not learn, and that what we call learning is only a process of recollection.
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What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.
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What a versatile man he is. I hope George is sitting in the room when the winners are announced.
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Ques eso? Queso?
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Ques eso? Queso?
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Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair
WILLIAM COWPER
Despair is a free man—hope is a slave.
L.M. MONTGOMERY
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
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Thus repuls'd, our final hope Is flat despair.
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Like strength is felt from hope, and from despair.
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Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.
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So often we only do what we think is expected of us, when we are capable of so much more.
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Same first name as a president and an obscure comic book character. Half-Jewish. Excellent grammar. ...
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Despair is the only genuine atheism.
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The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves
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Embrace life with hope than despair.
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Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.
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I alternate between hope and despair,
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Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
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Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
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Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future
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My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.
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The optimist's hope and the pessimist's despair: reciprocal illusions.
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To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing
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She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.
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We often use the word legend far too freely, but George Best was one of the true ones,
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Learning by experience often is painful- and the more it hurts, the more you learn.
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Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
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The person who lives by hope will die by despair.
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We choose hope over despair, possibilities over problems, optimism over cynicism.
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But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
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GEORGE ELIOT
Passion is of the nature of seed, and finds nourishment within, tending to a predominance which dete...
GEORGE ELIOT
I have never fully unbosomed myself to any human being; I have never been encouraged to trust much i...
GEORGE ELIOT
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
GEORGE ELIOT
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to stre...
GEORGE ELIOT
It is never too late to become what you might have been. -George Eliot.
GEORGE ELIOT
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
GEORGE ELIOT
People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
GEORGE ELIOT
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
GEORGE ELIOT
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain ...
GEORGE ELIOT
Do we not wile away moments of inanity or fatigued waiting by repeating some trivial movement or sou...
GEORGE ELIOT
Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, brin...
GEORGE ELIOT
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass gr...
GEORGE ELIOT
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to inf...
GEORGE ELIOT
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
GEORGE ELIOT
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be...
GEORGE ELIOT
Who has not felt the beauty of a woman's arm? The unspeakable suggestions of tenderness that lie in...
GEORGE ELIOT
Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls...
GEORGE ELIOT
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?
GEORGE ELIOT
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
GEORGE ELIOT
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow...
GEORGE ELIOT
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
GEORGE ELIOT
For character too is a process and an unfolding... among our valued friends is there not someone or ...
GEORGE ELIOT
Here undoubtedly lies the chief poetic energy: --in the force of imagination that pierces or exalts ...
GEORGE ELIOT
A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
GEORGE ELIOT
But the mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of ...
GEORGE ELIOT
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are cer...
GEORGE ELIOT