Despair: (depress...discourage...gloom... )

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression. --- Bertrand Wilbertforce

Concern should drive us into action and not into depression. --- Karen Horney

Despair doubles our strength. --- French Proverb xxxx

Discourage litigation. Persuade you neighbors to compromise whenever you can ... As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. --- Abraham Lincoln 1809

Don't be discouraged by failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. --- John Keats

Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, nor our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience. --- William Arthur Ward

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. --- Menander

I like life. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. --- Agatha Christie 1856

It is always darkest just before the day dawneth. --- Thomas Fuller 1608

Never discourage anyone ... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. --- Plato 426BC

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. --- Dodie Smith 1896

Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. --- Socrates 469BC

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else. --- Arnold Bennett

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed. --- Gerald Jampolsky

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