Quotation Saturday: Hope

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1.  The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. –Allan K. Chalmers

2. If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. — Antoine de St. Exupery

3. Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. — Arundhati Roy

4. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. –christopher Reeve

5. We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. –Barack Obama

6. However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup. –Charlotte Perkins Gilman

7. 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

8. Sanity may be madness, but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. — Don Quixote de la Mancha

9. Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. –Dorothy Thompson

10. The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams. –Elizabeth Gilbert

11. 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. –Erick H. Erickson

12. He who has never hoped can never despair. –George Bernard Shaw

13. Repentance is another name for aspiration. –Henry Ward Beecher

14. A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? –Jane Wagner

15. To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful “magic skills” that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition. –Elizabeth Gilbert

16. 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

17. 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

18. I still believe in Hope – mostly because there’s no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas. –Molly Ivins

19. The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat on their bones to sustain a people in grave times. –Patricia Hampl

20. The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope. –Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

21. Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. –Rita Mae Brown

22. Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working. –Unknown

23. 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

24. We judge a man’s wisdom by his hope. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

26. We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. –John F. Kennedy

27. Hope is patience with the lamp lit. –Tertullian

28. Hope is only the love of life. — Henri-Frederic Amiel

29. Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. –Unknown

30. I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. — Elie Wiesel

31. The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it. –Harvey Milk

32. Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do. –Pope John XXIII

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

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

35. All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope. –Alexander Dumas

36. 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

37. Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. –Unknown

38. Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope. –Abraham Cowley

39. He who does not hope to win has already lost. –Jose Joaquin Olmedo

40. In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. –Albert Camus

41. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. –Norman Vincent Peale

42. Joy is not in things; it is in us. –Richard Wagner

43. The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. –John Lubbock

44. When the world says, “Give up,” hope whispers, “Try it one more time. –Unknown

45. Beware how you take away hope from any human being. –Oliver Wendell Holmes

46. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. –H. Jackson Browne, Jr.

47. Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey. –Oliver Goldsmith

48. No one has the right to feel hopeless; there’s too much work to do. –Dorothy Day

49. Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent. –Jean Kerr

50. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. –Albert Einstein


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