for hope is the most significant fact of life.
It gives human beings a sense of destination and the energy to get
longest day must have its close--the gloomiest night will
to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of
ever hurrying the day of the evil to an
and the night of the just to an eternal
The natural flights of the human mind are
from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the
is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary
or dreary you may feel, you possess
the certainty that, during the day
that lies before you,
absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that
practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The
possibility is always there.
Hope is both the
earliest and the most indispensable virtue
the state of being alive. . . . If life is to be
hope must remain, even where confidence is
wounded, trust impaired. -
Erik H. Erikson
Hope saves a
person in the midst of
itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief
which this world affords.
is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be
done without hope or confidence. -Helen Keller
the parent of faith. -C.A. Bartol
The important thing is not that we
can live on hope alone,
but that life is not worth living
without it. -Harvey Milk
Hope and new beginnings are fresh every morning.It is not necessary
to wait for a circumstance to bring hope.Hope, real hope, comes when
we lay down our own ideas and plans. . . . our mind, will, and
emotions. . .before God as a hand of cards dealt and say to him,
“How would YOU play them?” -Laura Lewis Lanier
Hope is an adventure, a going forward,
confident search for a rewarding life.
not look forward to the changes and chances of this life
rather look to them with full hope that, as they
whose you are, will deliver you out of them.
He is your keeper. He has kept you hitherto. Do you but
hold fast to his dear hand,
and he will lead you safely
through all things; and, when you
cannot stand, he will
bear you in his arms. Do not look forward
to what may
happen tomorrow. Our Father will either shield you
suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it.
Francis of Sales
Hope is a vigorous
principle. . . it sets the head and heart to work,
animates a person to do his or her utmost.
out while there is hope; but
hope not beyond reason, for that shows
more desire than judgment.
Hope is like a road in the country;
there never was a road,
but when many people walk on it,
the road comes into existence.
Humans are, properly speaking, based upon hope,
we have no other
possession but hope;
this world of ours is emphatically
the place of hope. -Thomas
is wanting something so eagerly
that--in spite of all the evidence that
you're not going to get it--you
go right on wanting it. -Norman
The word which God has
on the brow of every person is hope.
Hope arouses, as
else can arouse, a passion
for the possible. -William
Sloan Coffin, Jr.
it were not for hopes,
the heart would break. -Thomas
We should not let our fears hold us
back from pursuing our hopes.
-John F. Kennedy