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Hope Quotes

So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still. Alfred Austin
Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped. Lillian Hellman
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
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers. W. Somerset Maugham
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance. Orville Wright
We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Speech to the graduating class at Harvard (1978)
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E. M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy, 1951
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. Woodrow Wilson
A kiss To a young girl, faith to a married woman, hope to an old maid, charity. V. P. Skipper
He who has health has hope and he who has hope, has everything. Arab Proverb
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
It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration. Professor Edsger Dijkstra
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. Robert H. Goddard
The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. Peter S. Jennison
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Henry Ford
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make. Thomas Arnold
My main hope for myself is to be where I am. Woody Harrelson
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits. William Shakespeare
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. John F. Kennedy
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh leave the light of Hope behind. Thomas Campbell
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