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Quotations about Hope

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What is Hope? a star that gleaming
O'er the future's troubled sky,
Struggles, tremulously beaming,
To reveal what there may lie.
~R.A.P., "Hope," in Southern Literary Messenger, December 1840

Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~Christopher Reeve

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope. ~Titus Maccius Plautus

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. ~Vincent McNabb

In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing — but we all do and call it Hope. ~Edgar Howe

If you knew that hope and despair were paths to the same destination, which would you choose? ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain. ~Samuel Johnson

"Hope" is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all....
~Emily Dickinson, c.1861

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. ~Anne Lamott

The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life. ~Ana Jacob

All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden. ~Terri Guillemets

The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. ~Marian Zimmer Bradley

You've gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less. ~Author Unknown

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Lord save us all from... a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. ~Mark Twain

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ~George Iles

When hope is hungry, everything feeds it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. ~Author Unknown

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so. ~Eric Bentley

It is the first purpose of hope to make hopelessness bearable. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. ~Thomas Hardy

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. ~Norman Cousins

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. ~Don Quixote

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

'Tis a wreath of sunny flowers;
On the future's brow it twines;
Culled in love's own roseate bowers,
Fresh with sparkling dew it shines.
~R.A.P., "Hope," in Southern Literary Messenger, December 1840

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
the might-have-beens
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." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

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

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