Quotation Explorer - 'Despite'

Family’s the luck of the draw, Lena. What you make of yourself, because of or despite it, that’s where the spine and heart come in. - Nora Roberts
You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults. - William Faulkner
I ruthlessly expend my time and my energies seeking many random things, none of which will bless me in the way that I suppose they will, for despite my frequently stubborn resistance to the thought, the single and sole blessing that I can be utterly confident in is found in seeking God alone. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If your love is real, it will one day reunite you with your estranged lover despite any circumstances. - Anamika Mishra
There's 3 sides to every story. Time will tell who the real asshole is despite what you were told. - April Mae Monterrosa
Despite the forecast, live like it's spring. - Lilly Pulitzer
Whenever she walked along the streets of Manhattan, she looked at all the different faces coming toward her and, despite their different features and colors, she regarded them all as Americans. - Francesca Marciano
The definition of freedom is that there is no dependency. Despite having the physical body, one feels no dependency. - Dada Bhagwan
And yet, despite this portrait of a self assured woman, Cindy seemed to have a near obsession with being where everyone was and doing what everyone was doing. - Imbolo Mbue
If human beings are the most intelligent creatures on earth, why is it that the other less intelligent creatures realise themselves in their group of spieces that they are the same despite the difference in colour or condition, while humam beings don't - Nathanael Kanyinga
For all our failings. Despite our limitations fallibilities. We humans are capable of greatness. - Carl Sagen
I finished the [blog] post reflecting on the fact that, despite all the changes in my life, maybe I wasn't so different after all. If I typed it, maybe I could believe it, too. - Stephanie Nielson
A river continues to flow despite losing a few drops at each turn. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong/ For such despite they cast on female wits;/ If what I do prove well, it won't advance,/ They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance. - Anne Bradstreet
Despite billions of Sun, the universe is still in darkness! The wisdom of light is yet powerless! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The hands of man can manufacture many things both penetratingly brilliant and utterly astounding. Yet, despite their amazing dexterity and profound skill they cannot manufacture hope. Such a masterpiece as that is left for the hands of God and a manger crafted by those hands. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Life sucks when you don't get the opportunity to grow despite of working hard. - Sharfaraz Ahmed
The voices of peace can’t be silenced by bombs, shootings, sieges, brutality and barbarism. Despite the challenges we face as peace-makers in a troubled region, all we want is peace and our campaign #WeWantPeace continues. - Widad Akreyi
You love someone despite all their flaws. You love someone despite the fact that they have made mistakes. You love someone because you care about them - Aria from The Curse of Everwood by B. V. Taylor
My worth is not based on the ‘work of my hands’ despite how feverishly I might work and how audaciously successful I might be. Rather, my worth is based exclusively on the astonishing fact that I am the ‘work of God’s hands. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world - Munia Khan
The male orientation of classical Athens was inseparable from its genius. Athens became great not despite but because of its misogyny. - Camille Paglia
I fear I've become a "confirmed solitary" after all, despite everyone's best attempts at getting me more socialized. One becomes accustomed to one's solitude, and it begins to seem rather phony to try to reach out. - Louisa Hall
Lenin only believes in the revolution and in the virtue of expediency.'One must be prepared for every sacrifice, to use, if necessary, every stratagem, ruse, illegal method, to be determined to conceal the truth, for the sole purpose of accomplishing, despite everything, the communist task'. - Albert Camus
Despite all the sadness, violence and misery, I still believe in universal peace, goodness, and beauty of humanity. - Debasish Mridha
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. - Paulo Coelho
Despite every advancement, language remains the defining nexus of our humanity; it is where our knowledge and hope lie. It is the precondition of human tenderness, mightier than the sword but also infinitely more subtle and ultimately more urgent. - Andrew Solomon
Despite our disapproval with what God allows us to endure, he still remains the same God that is not interested in our convenience, as much as our character. - Shannon L. Alder
Despite the violence and war, this world is the most peaceful place with the most beautiful nature in the universe. - Debasish Mridha
Despite countless prayers for Joseph to be safe, God said no. His plan remains a mystery. I have had to accept that mystery and trust Him in the dark. - Shelley Ramsey
It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin. - Dave Barry
There’s a reason we’ll all end up with just a handful of true friends in our life. These are the people that have taken the time to look at our heart, so despite any flaws they're forever in our lives. - Ron Baratono
Despite the heart numbing frost, my soul is blooming like spring. - Debasish Mridha
The brave man is not without fear, the brave man does what he must despite his fear.
Ours was the first nation to be founded on the idea that all are created equal and all deserve equal treatment under the law. Despite our missteps and shortcomings, these ideals still inspire hope among the oppressed and give us pride in being Americans. - Jimmy Carter
Despite all our amazing ability, ingenuity, technology and industry humans are the one species who have not mastered the art of simplicity. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
The light is amber, the air still; the daylilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them. - Elizabeth Berg
Sorry, but despite how I look, I really love this planet.-Gintoki - Hideaki Sorachi
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day. - Voltaire
One of the most difficult lessons life has taught me is that if, despite my best efforts, something is not working out, it may be time to step back and assess what other opportunities are coming my way. - Andrena Sawyer
Globally, millions of married men and women engage the servicesof sex workers each year. Despite growing health concerns aboutthe increased risk of STDs and HIV AIDS this trade continues toblossom, leading to the premature termination of several lives andthe dissolution of several marriages. - Oche Otorkpa
Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk. - Robert Bloch
Looking back at our lives, the unbelievable thing is that despite all the times when things felt so wrong, we still managed to meet at the perfect moment. Almost as if by some plan which we were unaware of. - John Mark Green
Straightforwardness intimidates people. They prefer the veneer, despite what they claim. - Donna Lynn Hope
In Despite Of Sadness Don't Let It Conquer Ur Heart But Let Forgiveness and Acceptance Do And Happiness Will Reign Over You - Ronaldo David Jr.
I had learned that every patient has the right to hope, despite long odds, and it was my role to help nurture that hope. - Jerome Groopman
Despite our challenges, hope lies in the reality that our story does not end here. - Charles F. Glassman
Despite being what would now be called a deprived child in a one parent family, I did not grow up with an urge to smash windows or to bash old ladies over the head in order to steal handbags. - Eva Hart
We consciously decide whether to consider people; we fall in love despite ourselves; we entirely fail to fall in love with people who fall in love with us. It is a mightily complicated business. - Matt Ridley
Despite my incessant desperation, I simply cannot paint the perfect picture within which I would wish to live out my life. And because I cannot, God picked up the brush of love, positioned the canvas of history and painted a manger. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Despite her unrepentant aversion to Italian food, which her husband put down to her nation's historic distrust of Italy, she suddenly declared: "All I want in life is to be able to get a take-away pizza! - Julia Stuart
She was the one person he’d hoped to avoid as much as possible when he’d taken his place as Sheriff of Maxville. It wasn’t that he disliked her, that was the problem. Despite his better judgment and a glutton for punishment, he still cared too damn much for the woman. - Lia Davis
God blesses you when you stand up for what you believe in despite opposition. - Jim George
Forgive your past because it the vehicle through your process and from this point forward your life is made of 100% future; Caterpillars always look up despite having no wings... and butterflies don't waste time crying over the legs they lost or dwelling on on the ground. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing. - Hunter S. Thompson
We grew up hearing stories about how he has been cheated - out of money, out of reputation, out of a grander fate. We had lost everything, he'd wail, and that was despite the fact that we had each other. - Alison Singh Gee
Why are futuristic movies so primitive, violent and ugly despite having sophisticated technology? Humanity could have an incredible future if we manage the enormous challenges we face. - Jonathan R Banks
Despite all my rageI am still just a rat in the cage. - Billy Corgan
In magnitude, though my heart is merely a fist fold, fathomless is the depth of my love for you. For despite my continual searching, a mystery its origin forever remains. - Solomon Debisette
For too long, and despite what people told me, I had fallen for what the culture said about beauty, youth, features, heights, weights, hair textures, upper arms. - Anne Lamott
What if the actual sin was that despite the fact of knowing how cruel and unfair this world is; we still bring children to life? - Sandra Chami Kassis
The heart is stubborn. It holds onto love despite what sense and emotion tells it. And it is often, in the battle of those three, the most brilliant of all. - Alessandra Torre
When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret. - Shannon L. Alder
We should learn from flowers, earthly stars which spend their entire lives shining, shining and growing despite all the difficulties they encounter. They know how to listen and understand the whispers of time, for it is an eternal friend that teaches the importance of friendship and sparkling hope. - Nur Bedeir
Despite your best efforts, not everyone wants to be helped. Make a difference where you can and be at peace with the rest. - Gary Hopkins
Despite all of the violence, suffering and wars, don’t forget to sing the song of love, harmony, and peace. - Debasish Mridha
It is possible to reclaim your future, to build a happy life despite an imperfect past. We can order the universe to our will and mind. - Katherine Marsh
Despite the restrictions, we are safe within (the Box). But and here is the problem once we identify something more, that awareness irrevocably changes our perceptions of the Box. - Heidi Reagan
Despite what you think you know, sometimes your plans may be interrupted. Because you were designed for a purpose. You are on a mission to achieve greatness. No matter what obstacles lie in your path, you will reach your destination. Remember God's grace is sufficient. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Despite I may be surrounded by many friends, there is not one that interests me as much as you do - Auliq Ice
But even though there´s no more hope, again there´s no need to harm yourself, despite your feeling as if there´s no ground beneath you and no choice in any direction. But when we do let go, how wonderful. We discover that the darkness is actually full of light. - Jakusho Kwong
Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on "income distribution," the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned. - Thomas Sowell
Stop expecting the world to affirm you as a person. Half of the world will like you and the other half will hate you, despite what you say or do. Christ knew this truth, but he did his life mission anyways. - Shannon L. Alder
Maybe the real miracle in any miracle is our ability to believe that despite our own depravity, in the eyes of God we are worthy of a miracle. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Publishing is a business and writing is an art. The two have to be crammed together despite the clearly different motivations behind them. - Michelle M. Pillow
I think sometimes, despite our good intentions and wise choices, something's are up to fate and we learn to play our part the best we can. - Nikki Rowe
Despite my best effort to make myself as large as absolutely possible, life will always be larger than me. That simple fact makes God not only a likelihood, but a necessity. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Despite centuries of English literature, the most famous split infinitive in all of history comes from Star Trek. - R. Curtis Venture
God loves His people despite their sins and faults. - Jim George
Despite my height, ignorance, heartbreaks, insecurity, criticism, competition, my skin color, that voice in my head that says 'No way', bad luck, a tight budget, insults, fear, flaws, failure and opposition. I believe in myself. - Manasa Rao Saarloos
Despite the sorrows of sin, you can count on God’s faithfulness and forgiveness. - Jim George
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
Learn to be comfortable in your own skin despite what you see and hear. - Michelle Cook-Hall
Despite everything, it's still you. - Toby Fox
See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey. When it's work is done, it falls away quietly. Try to be like the flower, unassuming despite all it's qualities. - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Despite her fears she found,The secret to an outstanding life,Is risking the fall,For the possibility of flight. - Kyra Jackson
Be optimistic like a flower. A flower never loses her optimism, and will bloom with all of her beauty despite tremendous adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Never plant a seed that seems good to eyes despite plant a seed that will be a shed in the sunlight. - merlin8thomas
We are all sinners who have been saved by Grace. We have not been saved from sinning, but we have been redeemed despite it".~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
You cannot forget, despite the effort to block the memories. These horrific remnants of your past will still remain in your brain, they will follow you wherever you go. They are the things that have scarred you. - athena_griffinclaw_erudite
TYPE, n. Pestilent bits of metal suspected of destroying civilization and enlightenment, despite their obvious agency in this incomparable dictionary. - Ambrose Bierce
Your life isn't determined by your mistakes, but by your determination to keep going despite of them. - Chris Burkmenn
Despite how long I'd slept, I was so tired--tired in my bones, in my crumpled heart."- Sarah J Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury - サラ・J・マース
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelou
In this world, it is a great Self-effort to deliberately remain ignorant despite knowing, right? I deliberately remain ignorant in spite of having the Knowledge. - Dada Bhagwan
If women had power, what would men be but women who can't bear children? And what would women be but men who can?...I mean, men give her [a queen] power. They let her use their power. But it isn't hers, is it? It isn't because she's a woman that she's powerful, but despite it. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Love is blind despite the world's attempt to give it eyes. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Masters of flight don't learn to fly because of all that helped them, they learnt to fly, despite all that tried to stop them. - Nikki Rowe
Still, despite all our noise, this universe hinges on a melody, that’s the dismal truth of it. Oh, we can propagandize all we wish, it doesn’t change the fabric of things. This universe was not made for the fallen, only the redeemed. - Geoffrey Wood
Despite 2000 years of evolution in modern times, we have still not managed to develop the intelligence to create a society that knows what love is. Our society is still not a civilization, it is still primitive and barbaric. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Why was it, she asked herself, that "animals can sometimes subdue their predatory ways in only a few months, while humans, despite centuries of refinement, can quickly grow more savage than any beast? - Diane Ackerman
You can enjoy a deep sense of satisfaction and happiness in life despite challenging circumstances. It's all in how you think about it. - Kristi Bowman
Books appear to be frail and disposable, but they are sacred. You can burn the paper, but the stories live on. In the same way, a poor man or woman is not a burden on society, they are those who survive despite the odds—and when they don’t, they still represent those who tried. - Mohammad Zayer
Despite our battered exterior and in spite of the festering scars and rank filth that overlays it, there is underneath it all the pristine likeness of God Himself. And we would be wise to cast an eye not on the marred exterior, but to be fixed on the glorious interior. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
By definition, though, we are family. And in difficult times-- times like these-- despite our differences, we stand together as family. - Stephen King
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
The black clouds and the white clouds,Black means rain White means no rainToday it was different,It rained despite of white clouds.And nobody got wet. - Bikash Chaurasiya
Finally I was able to see that if I had a contribution I wanted to make, I must do it, despite what others said. That I was OK the way I was. That it was all right to be strong. - Wangari Maathai
I have accepted fear as part of life specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.... - Erica Jong
There’s this human capacity for joy and endurance, even when things are at their worst. A joy that occurs not despite our suffering, but within it. - Elizabeth Gilbert
One day we will be free. And we become free by living despite what they do to us. We live by working, and we work for God. - Kristy Cambron
Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become. - Robert Fanney
You are still what you think, despite what others think about you! - Dr. Vivencio Ballano
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