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Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
~Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
~Christopher Reeve
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
~Robert G. Ingersoll
Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
~Titus Maccius Plautus
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
~Vincent McNabb
In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments.
~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878
When the world says, "Give up,"Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown
There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
~Edgar Howe
If you knew that hope and despair were paths to the same destination, which would you choose?
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Hope itself is 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.
~Samuel Johnson
Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all.
~Emily Dickinson
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.
~Anne Lamott
The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life.
~Ana Jacob
All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden.
~Terri Guillemets
The miserable have no other medicineBut only hope.
~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
~Marian Zimmer Bradley
You've gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.
~Author Unknown
Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Lord save us all from... a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
~Mark Twain
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
~George Iles
When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
~Author Unknown
If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.
~Eric Bentley
It is the first purpose of hope to make hopelessness bearable.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
~Thomas Hardy
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
~Norman Cousins
Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
~Don Quixote
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 is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
~Samuel Johnson
Hope is the physician of each misery.
~Irish Proverb
Hope deceives more men than cunning does.
~Vauvenargues, Reflections and Maxims, 1746
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
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
~Pearl S. Buck
Hope is a path through a flowering meadow. One doesn't require that it lead anywhere.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.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
Never deprive someone of hope - it may be all they have.
~Author Unknown
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.
~George Weinberg
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