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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Despair
 
Despair defies even despotism.  Byron.  1
Despair gives courage to a coward.  2
Despair hath ruined some, but presumption multitudes.  3
Despair is the conclusion of fools.  Benjamin Disraeli.  4
It is the nature of despair to blind us to all means of safety.  Fielding.  5
Let us not throw the rope after the bucket.  Don Quixote.  6
To throw the halter after the ass.  Italian.  7
To throw the helve after the hatchet.  French, Spanish.  8
To throw the rope after the bucket.  Italian.  9
To throw the house out of the windows.  10
To what purpose should a person throw himself into the water before the bark is going to be cast away?  Chinese.  11
 
 
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