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Hope Quotations

  1. "Hope is a waking dream. "
    --Aristotle
  2. "Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. "
    --Francis Bacon
  3. "Hope is the parent of faith. "
    --Cyrus A. Bartol
  4. "If one truly had lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so."--
    Eric C. Bentley
  5. "Hope is a risk that must be run."--
    Georges Bernanos
  6. "We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck. "
    --Elizabeth Bibesco
  7. "What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life."--
    Emil Brunner
  8. "When hope is taken away from a people, moral degeneration follows swiftly thereafter."
    --Pearl S. Buck
  9. "To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. "
    --Pearl S. Buck
  10. "Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing."
    -- Robert Burns
  11. "Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope. "
    --Thomas Carlyle
  12. "The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
    -- Allan K. Chalmers
  13. "If you do not hope, you will not find out what is beyond your hopes. "
    --St. Clement
  14. "Hope costs nothing. "
    --Colette
  15. "Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel."
    --Pierre Corneille
  16. "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
  17. "Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope."
    -- Abraham Cowley
  18. "Hope is a strange invention- A Patent of the Heart- In unremitting action Yet never wearing out. "
    --Emily Dickinson
  19. "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
  20. "We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. "A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope."
    -- Epictetus
  22. "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
  23. "He that lives upon hope will die fasting. "
    --Benjamin Franklin
  24. "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."
    --Erich Fromm
  25. "Great hopes make great men. "
    --Thomas Fuller
  26. "If it were not for hopes, the heart would break."
    --Thomas Fuller
  27. "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
  28. "The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition. "
    --Oliver Goldsmith
  29. "Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart; and you'll never walk alone; you'll never walk alone."
    --Oscar Hammerstein II
  30. "An act of God was defined as something no reasonable man could have expected. "
    --A. P. Herbert
  31. "Hope is the poor man's bread. "
    --George Herbert
  32. "We do not really feel greatful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams."
    --Hoffer
  33. "We should not expect something for nothing but we all do, and we call it hope. "
    --Ed Howe
  34. "Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. "
    --Robert G. Ingersoll
  35. "Hope is a talent like any other. "
    --Storm Jameson
  36. "Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords. "
    --Samuel Johnson
  37. "In all pleasures hope is a considerable part."
    -- Samuel Johnson
  38. "Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. "
    --Ben Jonson
  39. "We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."
    -- John F. Kennedy
  40. "Every time you stand up for an ideal, you send forth a tiny ripple of hope."
    -- Robert Kennedy
  41. "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. "
    -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  42. "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
  43. "Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end. "
    -- François de la Rochefoucauld
  44. "Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. "
    --François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
  45. "Hope is slowly extinguished and quickly revived. "
    --Sophia Lee
  46. "The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone."
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  47. "The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it."
    -- Harvey Milk
  48. "Every cloud has a silver lining, but it is sometimes difficult to get it to the mint."
    --Don Marquis
  49. "Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. "
    --Mignon McLaughlin
  50. "Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity. "
    --Herman Melville
  51. "Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man. "
    --Friedrich Nietzsche
  52. "He who does not hope to win has already lost. "
    -- Jose Joaquin Olmedo
  53. "A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. "
    --Polybius
  54. "Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest. "
    --Alexander Pope
  55. "Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. "
    -- Norman Vincent Peale
  56. "Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit. "
    -- Norman Vincent Peale
  57. "A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. "
    --Ancient Proverb
  58. "He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. "
    --Arabian Proverb
  59. "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. "
    --English Proverb
  60. "Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope."
    -- Turkish proverb
  61. "At first we hope too much; later on, not enough."
    -- Joesph Roux
  62. "To hope for Paradise is to live in Paradise, a very different thing from actually getting there. "
    --Vita Sackville-West
  63. "The miserable have no other medicine But only hope. "
    --William Shakespeare
  64. "Hope is a very unruly emotion. "
    --Gloria Steinem
  65. "Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will. "
    --Mary Stewart
  66. "Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier."
    -- Unknown
  67. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. "--
    Oscar Wilde
  68. "In all things it is better to hope than to despair. "
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  69. "We live by admiration, hope and love. "
    -- William Wordsworth
  70. "From the withered tree, a flower blooms. "
    --Zen Saying

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