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Hope Quotes

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. Thomas Hardy
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
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. Emily Dickinson
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 that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. Bertrand Russell
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. Aldous Huxley
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield. Quintilian
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
Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have. Unknown
We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France. Duke of Wellington
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. Edward M. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, 1980
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. Bertrand Russell
Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows. Frances Rodman
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. Psalm 42, Book II, Holy Bible
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
If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies. Quentin Tarantino, Referring to the movie Pulp Fiction
A kiss To a young girl, faith to a married woman, hope to an old maid, charity. V. P. Skipper
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. Josh Billings
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers. W. Somerset Maugham
They no longer felt like newlyweds, and even less like belated lovers. It was as if they had lept over the arduous calvary of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from "Love in the Time of Cholera"
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