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Quotations about Hope
Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable. ~Samuel Johnson
It's all one thing — both tend into one scope -
To live upon Tobacco and on Hope,
The one's but smoke, the other is but wind.
~Sir Robert Aytoun of Kincaldie, "Sonnet on Tobacco"
Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. ~S.A. Sachs
We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love. ~Bones, "Mother and Child in the Bay," original airdate 2006 September 6th, spoken by the character Angela Montenegro, writing credits S.Nathan, H.Hanson, K.Reichs, and N.Hawley
Hope is a roving gypsy
With laughter on her tongue,
And the blue sky and sunshine
Alone, can keep her young;
And year by year she lingers
Under a budding tree...
~Dora Read Goodale, "The Chorus," in Country Life in America: A Magazine for the Home-maker, the Vacation-seeker, the Gardener, the Farmer, the Nature-teacher, the Naturalist, April 1902
Hope is the physician of each misery. ~Irish Proverb
God sends the dawn
that we might see
that still might be. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope. ~Maya Angelou
Hope deceives more men than cunning does. ~Vauvenargues, Reflections and Maxims, 1746
Who thinks, at night, that morn will ever be?
Who knows, far out upon the central sea,
That anywhere is land? And yet, a shore
Has set behind us, and will rise before:
A past foretells a future...
~Bayard Taylor, "First Evening"
Hope is much like a cat in the Dark — you only know it's there by the reflection of its eyes — which means there is Light nearby. ~Terri Guillemets [A few years after writing this, I stumbled onto Ruth E. Renkel's "Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby."
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey. ~Ouida
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate. ~Eric Hoffer
Hope is a strange invention—
A Patent of the Heart—
In unremitting action
Yet never wearing out....
~Emily Dickinson, c.1877
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. ~Pearl S. Buck
Hope is a walk through a flowering meadow. One does not require that it lead anywhere. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Hope is but the dream of those who wake. ~Matthew Prior
Hope is grief's best music. ~Author Unknown
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. ~Baruch Spinoza
He that lives upon hope will die fasting. ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God. ~Charles L. Allen
Though you lose all hope, there is still hope, and it loves to surprise. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Never deprive someone of hope — it may be all they have. ~Author Unknown
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. ~George Weinberg
The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing. ~Terri Guillemets
Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. ~Author Unknown
Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~Tertullian
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. ~Lin Yutang
Hope is the poor man's bread. ~Gary Herbert
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. ~Victor Hugo
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. ~Robert Ingersoll