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Hope Quotes

We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves. Francis J. Braceland, O Magazine, April 2003
You can always get the truth from a politician after he has turned seventy, or given up all hope of the Presidency. Joe Moore
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. William Shakespeare
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land. President Ronald Reagan, to the National Association of Evangelicals, Columbus, Ohio
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Joseph Addison
To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past Therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future.... Ursala Lequin
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. Bertrand Russell
Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. Mark Twain
The best hope is that one of these days the ground will get disgusted enough just to walk away - leaving people with nothing more to stand on than what they have so bloody well stood for up to now. Kenneth Patchen
Beware how you take away hope from another human being. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. La Rochefoucauld
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
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another -- too often ending in the loss of both. Tryon Edwards
We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar-that is, a person who continues to learn and inquire-can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide. Nathan M. Pusey
Let us hope that we are all preceded in this world by a love story. Don Snyder, Of Time and Memory
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. Martin Luther King Jr., "Strength to Love"
What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence. Samuel Johnson, Lives of the Poets
There is no leveler like Christianity, but it levels by lifting all who receive it to the lofty table-land of a true character and of undying hope both for this world and the next. Johathan Edwards
My main hope for myself is to be where I am. Woody Harrelson
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. Norman Cousins
( quotes are updated each month )