quotes tagged with 'despair'
Author: Euthymius, Source: Unknown
The gospel is called a burden and a yoke, lest we presume; yet light and easy, lest we despair.
Author: Malcolm Muggeridge, Source: quoted by Ravi Zacharias in "Absolute Truth in Relative Terms"
It is difficult to resist the conclusion that twentieth century man has decided to abolish himself. Tired of the struggle to be himself, he has created boredom out of his own affluence, impotence out of his own detromania, and vulnerability out of his own strength. He himself blows the trumpet that brings the walls of his own cities crashing down, until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, having drugged and polluted himself into stupefaction, he keels over, a weary, battered old brontosaurus, and becomes extinct.
"At times many of us let that enemy of achievement--even the culprit 'self-defeat'--dwarf our aspirations, smother our dreams, cloud our vision, and impair our lives. The enemy's voice whispers in our ears, 'You can't do it.' 'You're too young.' 'You're too old.' 'You're nobody.' This is when we remember that we are created in the image of God. Reflection on this truth provides a profound sense of strength and power."Author: President Thomas S. Monson, Source: "Choose You This Day," Ensign, Nov. 2004, 68