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Hope Quotes

What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence. Samuel Johnson, Lives of the Poets
More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to utter hopelessness and despair, the other to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to choose correctly. Woody Allen
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
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Anon.
Hope provides comfort, and hope does not always require probability. John Perry
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel. Charles Caleb Colton
Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind. Wilfred Wilson Gibson
Whoever does not love his work cannot hope that it will please others. Unknown
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. Thomas Hardy
Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey. Quida
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 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
A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind. Leon Tec, M.D.
Parenting is a negative thing. Keep your children from killing themselves, or anyone else, and hope for the best. Erma Bombeck
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. Michelangelo Buonarroti
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)
I am treating you as my friend asking you share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses. Katherine Mansfield
An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks. Ogden Nash
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 5 scene 1
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
( quotes are updated each month )