Thursday, 6 December 2012


A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. - Epictetus 

Any little thing can give hope, like a candle in the dark.  - Christiaan Mostert 

As long as hope does not embrace and transform the thought and action of men, it remains topsy-turvy and ineffective. - Jurgen Moltmann

As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. - Hong Kong Proverb

Better hope deferred than none. - Samuel Beckett

Blind hope faces a blank wall waiting for a door in it to open. Doors might be nearby, but blind hope keeps you from locating them. - Rebecca Solnit

But what is hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. - Lord Bryon

Do not let go of hope. Hope gives you the strength to keep going when you feel like giving up. Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. - Unknown

Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope. - Martin Luther King Jr

Every dead hope is a phantom that grimaces over its tomb. - Edwin Leibfreed

False hope can lead to intemperate choices and flawed decision making. True hope takes into account the real threats that exist and seeks to navigate the best path around them. - Jerome Groopman

False hopes are more dangerous than fears. - J. R. R. Rolkien

Glittering hope is immemorial and beckons many men to their undoing. - Euripedes

Great hope has no real footing unless one is willing to face into the doom that may also be on the way. - Norman Mailer

He that lives upon hope will die fasting. - Benjamin Franklin

He who has never hoped can never despair. - George Bernard Shaw

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 dont give up. - Anne Lamott\

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. - Laini Taylor

Hope deceives more men than cunning can. - Marquis de Vauvenargues

Hope gives us the courage to confront our circumstances and the capacity to surmount them. - Jerome Groopman

Hope is a beautiful thing. It gives us peace and strength, and keeps us going when all seems lost. Accepting what you cannot change doesn't mean you have given up on hope. It just means you have to focus your hope on more humanly tangible and attainable goals. - Julie Donner Andersen

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. - Francis Bacon

Hope is delicate suffering. - Amiri Baraka

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. - Samuel Johnson

Hope is not a strategy. - Rick Page

Hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky … hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency. - Rebecca Solnit

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. - Vaclav Havel

Hope is a psychological mechanism unaffected by external realities. - Gene Wolfe

Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning. - Barbara Kingsolver

Hope is a waking dream. - Aristotle

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. - Desmond Tutu

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive… If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. - Erik Homburger Erikson

Hope is fragile and needs to be tended and renewed. -  Patric Shade 

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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 like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us ... It lends promise to the future and purpose to the past. It turns discouragement to determination. - Samuel smiles

Hope is medicine for a soul that’s sick and tired. - Eric Swensson

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. - Thomas Fuller

Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings. - Edward S. Ame

Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn’t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will. - Josh Hartnett

Hope never abandons you; you abandon it. - George Weinberg 

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. - George Iles

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 Yu Tang

Hope is passion for what is possible. - Soren Kierkegaard

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. - Tertullian

Hope is perhaps the most precious commodity we have. Hope has the power to splash living colours on a bleak landscape, to fill empty chests with golden treasures, and to infuse life and vitality where before there was only death and despair. - Dan and Jan Dravecky

Hope is sunshine which illuminate darkest path. - Charlie Chan 

Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight. - Henry Ward Beecher

Hope is tenacious. It goes on living and working when science has dealt it what should be its deathblow. - Paul Laurence Dunbar

Hope is the nurse of misery. - American Proverb

Hope is the beacon which points to prosperity. - Edward Counsel

Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. - William Hazlitt

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 the elevating feeling we experience when we see – in the mind's eye – a path to a better future. - Jerome Groopman

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. - Mgnon McLaughlin

Hope is the gay, skylarking pyjamas we wear over yesterday’s bruises. - Unknown

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man. - Pliny

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. - Robert G. Ingersoll

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate. - G. K. Chesterton

Hope is the spur of life. - Edward Counsel

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

Hope itself is like a star – not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. - Charles H. Spurgeon

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. - Rebecca Solnit

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. - John Wooden

Hope simply deals with possibilities. If something is still possible--even in our wildest dreams--if there is still a glimmer of hope, it is worth hanging on to for as long as it exists. - Peter G. Doumit

Hope springs eternal in the human breast. - Pope Alexander

Hope tempers fear so we can recognize dangers and then bypass or endure them. - Jerome Groopman

Hope was a dangerous emotion that more often than not led men into foolishness and peril, made them risk their lives and lose their wives and part with fortunes that they never recovered. - Bentley Little

Hope was an instinct only the reasoning human mind could kill. An animal never knew despair. - Graham Greene

Hope! thou nurse of young desire. - Isaac Bickerstaff

Hope, like the gleaming tapers light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray. - Oliver Goldsmith

Hope, deceitful as it is, carries us through life agreeably enough. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Hope – it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness. - The Architect, The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Hope... is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles. - Samuel Smiles

I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self. - Arthur Miller

If I can find hope anywhere, that's it, that's the best I can do. - Prior Walter

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. - Thomas Fuller

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is. - Joseph Addison

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. - St. Clement of Alexandra

In all things it is better to hope than to despair. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In hopelessness there is always hope. - Dan Simmons

In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man. - Friedrich Nietzsche

In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope. - Unknown

It all depends whether hope is in front or behind you. - William John Locke

It's not in us to give up hope, even when any reason for hope has dwindled to almost nothing. This communal spirit, this crazy insistence that we all really are connected and each other's care taker, it keeps us from sinking into despair or sliding into the abyss. - Pamela Moran

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. - Robert Schuller

Life’s short span forbids us to set out after far-reaching hopes. - Horace

My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here. - Jim Henson

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. - Ovid

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. - Epictetus

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

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. - Abraham Cowley

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope people are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. - Charles Sawyer

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. - Christopher Reeve

One day of good fortune is better than ten of hope. - Edward Counsel 

Remember ... hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. - Andy Dufresne

Shame on the man who goes to his grave escorted by the miserable hopes that have kept him alive. - Emil Cioran

Sometimes hope becomes scarce as midnight rainbow. - Charlie Chan

The life of hope, then, is shot through with social influences at every level. We learn to formulate ideals in tandem with others. We pursue particular hopes, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing, in the company of those we love. And as we develop habits of hope and the hopefulness which helps us weather our trials, we reach out to others, inspiring them, sharing our own hopes with them, and contributing our abilities as best we can to foster the growth of agency. - Patrick Shade

That which obstructs hope often increases it. - Edward Counsel

That's what we do, isn't it? Hang on to hope, in every hopelessly irrational way that we can. - Romo Lampkin

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. - Barack Obama

The hope of the world lies in what one demands, not of others, but of oneself. - James Baldwin

The mind which renounces, once and forever, a futile hope, has its compensations in ever-growing calm. - George Gissing

The most absurd and the most rash hopes have sometimes been the cause of extraordinary success. - Luc de Clapiers

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise. - Miguel de Cervantes

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveller than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. - Marian Zimmer Bradley 

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. - Edward Kennedy 

There is always hope … only because it's the one thing that no one has figured out how to kill yet. - Galen

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing, but we all do, and call it hope. - Edgar Watson Howe

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. - Orison Swett Marden

There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner. -  G. K. Chesterton

Those that hope little cannot grow much. - George MacDonald  

Those who live for hope alone find that the immediate future always slips from their grasp. - Seneca 

Though Hope be a small child, she can carry a great anchor! - Edward Nulwer-Lytton

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

Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone. - Shah Rukh Khan

We all hope. It's what keeps us alive. - David Mamet

We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: hope. - Manel Loureiro

We can have hope even while maintaining a negative – or sometimes simply realistic – attitude. For instance, if you're dying of cancer, you can still hope for pain relief. If you have a difficult-to-treat cancer, you can still hope for new treatments. - Lori Hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King

We postpone the finality of heartbreak by clinging to hope. Though this might be acceptable during early or transitional stages of grief, ultimately it is no way to live. We need both hands free to embrace life and accept love, and that's impossible if one hand has a death grip on the past. -  Kristin Armstrong

What doctor possesses such curative resources as those latent in a spark of happiness or a single ray of hope? - Henri-Frederic Amiel 

What heart has not false Hope misled? - William B. Tappan

What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won't always be bleak, there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances. Hope is an internal awareness that you do not have to suffer forever, and that somehow, somewhere there is a remedy for despair that you will come upon if you can only maintain this expectancy in your heart. - Wayne W. Dyer

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. - Emil Brunner

What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope. - George Eliot

When the world says …Give up. Hope whispers … Try it one more time. - Unknown

When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope. - Pittacus Lore

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame. - John Lyly

Where there is no hope there can be no endeavour. - Eliza Cook 

While there is life there is hope. - Terence

Without a minimum of hope, we cannot so much as start the struggle. - Paulo Freire

Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, and hope without an object cannot live. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Yea, though the breath of disappointment should chill the sanguine heart, speedily gloweth it again, warmed by the live embers of hope. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Young is the person who has more hopes than memories. - Unknown

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