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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 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