There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.Charles Baudelaire
Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them the one, in fact, which is not a mask.Wystan Hugh Auden
I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.Frederick Douglass
I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.Tomas Young
There is far more danger of harm than there is hope of good in any radical changes.John Calvin Coolidge Jr.
Hope is a state of mind independent of the state of the world. If your heart's full of hope, you can be persistent when you can't be optimistic. You can keep the faith despite the evidence, knowing that only in so doing has the evidence any chance of changing. So while I'm not optimistic, I'm always very hopeful.William Sloane Coffin
I hope people learn to appreciate our people in uniform. These aren't guys who just shoot 'em up. They plan. And they are extremely intelligent.Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.
There is something sadder to lose than life the reason for living; Sadder than to lose one's possessions is to lose one's hope.Paul Claudel
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed.Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.
While the sick man has life, there is hope.Marcus Tullius Cicero
Human nature simply cannot subsist without a hope and aim of some kind; as the sanity of the Old Testament truly said, where there is no vision the people perisheth. But it is precisely because an ideal is necessary to man that the man without ideals is in permanent danger of fanaticism.Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. 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
My darling one....I shall be thinking of you while you are away and hope you will remember to wrap up warm when you go out at night.Anthony Burgess
We must act on what we know. I take as my guide the hope of a saint: In crucial things, unity; in important things, diversity; in all things, generosity.George Herbert Walker Bush