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

Robert Ingersoll

We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.


There is no hope of joy except in human relations.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings.

William Shakespeare

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

In all pleasure hope is a considerable part

Samuel Johnson

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.


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 (1955-___) US novelist

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

English Proverb

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

Jean Kerr

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.


He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Benjamin Franklin

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Rita Mae Brown

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

Pearl S. Buck

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.

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.

Daniel H. Burnham

Time, the cradle of hope.... Wisdom walks before it, opportunity with it, and repentance behind it: he that has made it his friend will have little to fear from his enemies, but he that has made it his enemy will have little to hope from his friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

Babies are necessary to grown-ups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things -- wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete... babies are almost the only remaining link with nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring.

Eda J. Le Shan

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression.

Bertrand Wilbertforce

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