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“Hope is a good thing; maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.”  — From the movie, ‘Shawshank Redemption’

“Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all wisdom is summed up in these two words, ‘Wait and hope’.” — Alexandre Dumas (1802 – 1870), The Count of Monte Cristo

“Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is out over the bad. It’s simply a choice to take action.” — Anna Lappe, O Magazine, June 2003

“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 is a waking .” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

“He that lives upon hope will die fasting.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

“While there’s life, there’s hope.” — Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), Ad Atticum

“Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity
It asked a crumb of me.” — (1830 – 1886)

“He who has never hoped can never despair.” — George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Caesar and Cleopatra (1901) act 4

is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.” — George W. Bush

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

“Hope is only the love of life.” — Henri-Frédéric Amiel

“I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.” — Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC)

“He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.” — Albert Camus (1913 – 1960), The Rebel (1951)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with Hope.” — O. Carl Simonton

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” — Jeremiah 29.11

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created Spring.” — Bern Williams

“Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.” — Marshall Ganz, quoted by Sara Rimer in New York Times

“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 (1730 – 1774)

“Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.” — Quida

“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 (1882 – 1945)

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.” — Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

“Hope is necessary in every condition.” — Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.” — Stephen Ambrose (1936 – 2002), in Fast Company

“Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,
But leave—oh! leave the light of Hope behind.” — Thomas Campbell (1777 – 1844)

“Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.” — Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679)

“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 (341 BC – 270 BC)

“Never lose hope.” — Unknown, Polish Slogan

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings;
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.” — (1564 – 1616), “King Richard III”, Act 5 scene 2

“I can endure my own despair, but not another’s hope.” — William Walsh



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