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A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. ~ Epictetus

 

A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. ~ Anna Mary Robertson ("Grandma") Moses

 

All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope. ~ Alexandre Dumas

 

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

 

All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let's live with hope. ~ Henri Nouwen

 

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

As I see it, in everything that we do, we need to come down on the side of life and hope. ~ F. Tustin

 

Believe in the incredible power of the human mind. Of doing something that makes a difference. Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping. ~ Dream Big

 

But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having. ~ John Perry Barlow

 

But keep on working and hoping still. For in spite of the grumblers who stand about, somehow, it seems, all things work out. ~ Edgar Guest

 

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. ~ King Whitney Jr

 

Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams, think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do. ~ Pope John XXIII

 

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. ~ Napoleon I

 

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ~ Epicurus

 

Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. ~ Tom Head
 

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~ Robert F. Kennedy

 

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. ~ Henry Tor

 

Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. ~ John Ciardi

 

Every time you stand up for an ideal, you send forth a tiny ripple of hope. ~ Robert Kennedy

 

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

 

Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery. ~ Bertrand Russell

 

Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened. ~ Charles Spurgeon

 

Faith walks simply, childlike, between the darkness of human life and the hope of what is to come. ~ Catherine de Hueck Doherty

 

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. ~ Stephen King (The Shawshank Redemption)

 

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~ Swedish proverb

 

Forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable, Faith means believing the unbelievable, And hoping means to hope when things are hopeless. ~ G. K. Chesterton

 

Great hopes make great men. ~ Thomas Fuller

 

Have hope. Though clouds environs now, And gladness hides her face in scorn, Put thou the shadow from thy brow - No night but hath its morn. ~ J. C. F. von Schiller

 

He that lives in hope danceth without musick. ~ George Herbert

 

He who does not hope to win has already lost. ~ Jose' Joaquin Olmedo

 

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything ~ Arabian Proverb

 

Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive. ~ Jesse Jackson

 

Hope ... is not a feeling; it is something you do. ~ Katherine Paterson

 

Hope and faith are two intimate brothers; they always go together. Hope nourishes faith and faith treasures hope. ~ Sri Chinmoy

 

Hope and fear are inseparable. ~ La Rochefoucauld

 

Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity. ~ Robert Burton

 

Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible. ~ William Sloan Coffin

 

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. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up. ~ Anne Lamott

 

Hope changes everything. It changes winter into summer, darkness into dawn, descent into ascent, barrenness into creativity, agony into joy. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

Hope cherishes no illusions, nor does it yield to cynicism. ~ Father James Keller

 

Hope dies last. (Or Hope is the last thing to be lost) (Lo ultimo que muere es la esperanza) ~ Spanish proverb

 

Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot. ~ Father James Keller

 

Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action. ~ Anna Lappe

 

Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. ~ Wikipedia

 

Hope is a good thing – maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies. ~ Stephen King (The Shawshank Redemption)

 

Hope is a light we keep inside that no one can touch. ~ Jermaine J. Evans

 

Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

 

Hope is a risk that must be run. ~ Georges Bernanos

 

Hope is a satisfaction unto itself, and need not be fulfilled to be appreciated. ~ Dr. Fred O. Henker

 

Hope is a song in a weary throat. ~ Pauli Murray

 

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. ~ Vaclav Havel

 

Hope is a talent like any other. ~ Storm Jameson

 

Hope is a vigorous principle ... it sets the head and heart to work, and animates a man to do his utmost. ~ Jeremy Collier

 

Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, Yes, and hope will reappear. ~ Monroe Forester

 

Hope is an adventure, a going forward, a confident search for a rewarding life. ~ Dr. Karl Menninger

 

Hope is an essential constituent of human life. ~ Benjamin Franklin
 
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. ~ Erik H. Erikson

 

Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. ~ Sir Walter Scott

 

Hope is desire and expectation rolled into one. ~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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

 

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. ~ Samuel Johnson

 

Hope is life's greatest treasure. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

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 like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us ~ Samuel Smiles

 

Hope is love's happiness, but not its life. ~ Letitia E. Landon

 

Hope is man's inner effort. ~ Sri Chinmoy

 

Hope is man's preparation for the unknown. ~ Sri Chinmoy

 

Hope is medicine for a soul that's sick and tired. ~ Eric Swensson

 

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable. ~ Samuel Johnson

 

Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality. ~ L. J. Cardinal Suenens

 

Hope is not a granted wish or a favor performed; no it is far greater than that. It is a zany, unpredictable dependence on a God who loves to surprise us out of our socks. ~ Max Lucado
 

Hope is not a matter of waiting for things outside of us to get better. It is about getting better inside about what is going on outside. ~ Joan Chittister

 

Hope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead, or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It's not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, work for it, and fight for it. ~ Barack Obama

 

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ~ Vaclav Havel

 

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. ~ Thomas Fuller

 

Hope is one of those things in life you cannot do without. ~ LeRoy Douglas

 

Hope is only the love of life. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings. ~ Edward S. Ame

 

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~ Tertullian

 

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

 

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

 

Hope is the "yes" to life ~ Dr. Ronna Jevne

 

Hope is the anchor of the soul, the stimulus to action, and the incentive to achievement. ~ Anonymous

 

Hope is the belief, more or less strong, that joy will come. ~ Sydney Smith

 

Hope is the best possession. ~ William Hazlitt

 

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. ~ Samuel Smiles

 

Hope is the dream of a soul awake. ~ French Proverb

 

Hope is the feeling that life and work have a meaning. You either have it or you don't, regardless of the state of world that surrounds you. ~ Vaclav Havel

 

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent. ~ Jean Kerr

 

Hope is the first thing to take some sort of action. ~ John Armstrong

 

Hope is the mainspring of life. ~ Henry L. Stimson

 

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. ~ Robert Ingersoll

 

Hope is the parent of faith. ~ C. A. Bartol

 

Hope is the physician of each misery.  ~ Irish Proverb

 

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. ~ Pliny the Elder

 

Hope is the positive mode of awaiting the future. ~ Emil Brunner

 

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate. ~ G. K. Chesterton

 

Hope is the sun. It is light. It is passion. It is the fundamental force for life's blossoming. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson

 

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. ~ Victor Hugo

 

Hope lights a candle instead of cursing the darkness. ~ Father James Keller

 

Hope means believing in spite of the evidence, and then watching the evidence change. ~ Jim Wallis

 

Hope opens doors where despair closes them. ~ Father James Keller

 

Hope plays an integral part in knowing - knowing myself, knowing others. ~ Casey Boodt

 

Hope puts up with modest gains, realizing that the longest journey starts with one step. ~ Father James Keller

 

Hope regards problems, small or large, as opportunities. ~ Father James Keller

 

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

Hope springs eternal in the human breast. ~ Alexander Pope

 

Hope transforms pessimism into optimism. Hope is invincible. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed. ~ Jim Wallis

 

Hope will never be silent. ~ Harvey Milk

 

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light
Adorns and cheers our way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

 

Hope, that star of life's tremulous ocean. ~ Paul Moon James

 

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone. ~ Martha Beck

 

Hopes, dreams, faith and a sense of mission enable us to open up our lives. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

I always entertain great hopes. ~ Robert Frost

 

I am not an optimist, because I am not sure that everything ends well. Nor am I a pessimist, because I am not sure that everything ends badly. I just carry hope in my heart. ~ Vaclav Havel

 

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history.  That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

 

I cannot imagine that I could strive for something if I did not carry hope in me. ~ Vaclav Havel
 
I claim to be an average man of less than average ability. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
 

I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you, and you, and you, and you have got to give them hope.” ~ Harvey Milk

 

I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it. ~ Oscar Hammerstein

 

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy. ~ Thomas Jefferson

 

If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. ~ Albert Einstein

 

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. ~ Lance Armstrong

 

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. ~ Thomas Fuller

 

If there is a reason to be hopeful, be hopeful.  It doesn't jinx anything. ~ Author Unknown

 

If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope. ~ Jacques Cousteau

 

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. ~ St. Clement of Alexandria

 

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. ~ Joseph Addison

 

In all pleasures hope is a considerable part. ~ Samuel Johnson

 

In all things it is better to hope than to despair ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

In our lives, where there is hope, the impossible moves within our grasp, and what seems difficult to reach waits but a breath away. ~ Author unknown

 

In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope. ~ Bernie S. Siegel

 

In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind. ~ Dalai Lama

 

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

 

In this life, anything can happen - and what can help bring it to pass is Hope ~ Claude M. Bristol

 

In time of trouble avert not thy face from hope, for the soft marrow abideth in the hard bone. ~ Hafez

 

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. ~ Vaclav Havel

 

It has never been, and never will be, easy work! But 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. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley

 

It is a fact of life that we find ourselves in unpleasant demoralizing situations which we can neither escape nor control. We can keep our morale and spirits high by using both coping and hoping humor. Coping humor laughs at the hopelessness in our situation. It gives us the courage to hang in there, but it does not bring hope. The uniqueness of hoping humor lies in its acceptance of life with all its dichotomies, contradictions, and incongruities. It celebrates the hope in human life. From one comes courage, from the other comes inspiration. ~ Cy Eberhart

 

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope ~ Ursula LeGuin

 

It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring. ~ Harriet Martineau

 

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. ~ Robert H Goddard

 

It is history that teaches us to hope. ~ Robert E. Lee

 

It is important for me to share my experiences in order to create strength and hope for others. No matter how far down you go, it is never too late to come back. ~ Theo Fleury

 

It is learning, individually and collectively, which makes us strong, gives us hope, and carries us forward. ~ Barbara Viniar

 

It's a lot better to hope than not to. ~ Benjamin J. Stein

 

It's hope as a decision that makes change possible. ~ Jim Wallis

 

Know then, whatever cheerful and serene
Supports the mind, supports the body too:
Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel
Is hope, the balm and lifeblood of the soul. ~ John Armstrong

 

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ~ Albert Einstein
 

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. ~ Robert H. Schuller

A life without hope is bleak and grey. If you have no hope, create some. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air ... but only for one second without hope. ~ Hal Lindsey

 

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. ~ Tom Clancy

 

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. ~ Bertrand Russell

 

Man partly is and wholly hopes to be. ~ Robert Browning

 

Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope. ~ John Johnson

 

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie

 

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. ~ Maya Angelou

 

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair. ~ Thomas Jefferson

 

Nature has fixed no limits on our hopes. ~ Björk

 

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr
 

Never let go of hope - dream, take action, and get that transfer to live the life you wish. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

 

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

 

No matter how difficult life can be the most important thing is to live it with hope. ~ Author Unknown

 

No matter what kind of difficult situation one may find oneself in, some opening, some opportunity to fight one's way out, can always be found. What's most important is to hold fast to Hope, to face the future with courage. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free ~ Pearl S. Buck

 

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

 

Now the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope. ~ Bible

 

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. ~ Abraham Cowley

 

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope people are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. ~ Charles Sawyer

 

Oh, what a valiant faculty is hope. ~ Michel de Montaigne

 

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

 

One of the best safeguards of our hopes, I have suggested, is to be able to mark off the areas of hopelessness and to acknowledge them, to face them directly, not with despair but with the creative intent of keeping them from polluting all the areas of possibility. ~ William F. Lynch

 

One of the finest lessons nature can teach us is that of hope. She shows us hope realized with every bud that blossoms and every bird that learns to fly. ~ Author unknown

 

One of the most hopeful signs of today is the renewal of thinking about hope. ~ Leon Putman

 

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

 

Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future. ~ Zig Ziglar

 

Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope. ~ John Armstrong

 

Our hopes are but memories reversed. ~ Author Unknown

 

Our hopes, desires and ambitions are powerful forces existing within us for the shaping of the future. They are the generating forces that create the future. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. ~ Charles Franklin Kettering

 

Patience is the art of hoping. ~ Vauvenargues

 

Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith. ~ Adel Bestavros

 

People who build hope into their own lives and who share hope with others become powerful people. ~ Zig Ziglar

 

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

 

Sometimes you need to hang on to someone else's hope, someone else's peace and sanity while yours is under siege. Do it. Courage, hope, faith, sanity, peace... they all come and go. Borrow them from someone else's supply until your own comes back in. ~ Linda Mundy

 

Strong hope is a much greater stimulant to life than any single realized joy could be. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes. ~ Euripides

 

The best way not to feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. ~ Barack Obama

 

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. ~ Norman Cousins

 

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. ~ Ellen Goodman

 

The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive. ~ Joe Batten

 

The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society. ~ Emma Goldman

 

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope. ~ Daniel Berrigan

 

The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for. ~ Bryant H. McGill

 

The hope or climbing aspiration of a divine child is to receive and achieve Peace, Light and Bliss in infinite measure. ~ Sri Chinmoy

 

The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm. ~ Orison Swett Marden

 

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. ~ Norman Cousins

 

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope. ~ Samuel Johnson

 

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. ~ Stephen Ambrose

 

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

The power of growth, of improvement, the power to overcome all stagnation and break through every obstacle and transform a barren wasteland into a verdant field - that unstoppable power of hope resides right within your own heart. It wells up from the rich earth of your innermost being when you face the future without doubt or fear: "I can do more. I can grow. I can become a bigger and better human being." ~ Daisaku Ikeda

 

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

 

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. ~ Barbara Kingsolver

 

There are three things I was born with in this world, and there are three things I will have until the day I die – hope, determination, and song. ~ Miriam Makeba

 

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. ~ Baruch Spinoza

 

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. ~ Orison Swett Marden

 

Though you are disappointed is hope; never let hope fail you! Though one door is shut, there are thousands still open to you. ~ Ruckett

 

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~ Joseph Addison

 

Through the centuries, we faced down death by daring to hope. ~ Maya Angelou

 

To hope is to feel the presence of the inner sun. The inner sun is; the outer sun becomes. ~ Sri Chinmoy

 

To hope is to see with the eye of the heart. ~ Sri Chinmoy

 

To hope is to send darkest night into exile. ~ Sri Chinmoy

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime … those whose hope is strong see and cherish all signs of new life and are ready every moment to help the birth of that which is ready to be born. ~ Erich Fromm

 

True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome. ~ Walter Anderson

 

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings. ~ Shakespeare

 

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

We live by admiration, hope and love. ~ William Wordsworth

 

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. ~ John F. Kennedy

 

We want to create hope for the person ... we must give hope, always hope. ~ Mother Teresa

 

We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. ~ Barack Obama

 

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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

 

When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear ~ Monroe Forester

 

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. ~ Pauline R. Kezer

 

Where some see despair, others see hope. Hope then, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. ~ Wendy Edey

 

Where there is creativity, there is hope. ~ Donna Karan

 

Whether we be young or old,
Our destiny, our being's heart and home,
Is with infinitude, and only there;
With hope it is, hope that can never die,
Effort and expectation, and desire,
And something evermore about to be. ~ William Wordsworth

 

While there's life, there's hope. ~ Cicero

 

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. ~ Woodrow Wilson

 

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them. ~ William James

Tonight, I send you hope.

May it be the lens of your life’s vision,

may it always help awaken your passion,

may it help ignite your convictions,

may you be a stubborn, indefatigable hero of hope - hope’s champion.

And when dark doubts surge, may you be hope’s harbor –

A caretaker and defender of hope. ~ Senator Corey Booker


I have never quite understood what false hope is. All hope is "false" in the sense that what is hoped for may not materialize. At the time of hoping one cannot know the outcome. If the hope serves to improve one's quality of life and does not cause one to avoid taking adaptive action when it is possible, nor be resentful when the hoped-for outcome does not materialize, then it is obviously desirable. ~ A. H. Epstein, 1989, p. xxv



 

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