Quotes for
the Journey:

Hope 2

Hope is a good breakfast,
but it is a bad supper.

Francis Bacon


The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life.  It gives human beings a sense of destination and the energy to get started.       -Norman Cousins

The longest day must have its close--the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.  An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.
-Harriet Beecher Stowe
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.       -Samuel Johnson
I have always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the morning 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 it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot.  The possibility is always there.         -Monica Baldwin
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. . . . If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.       - Erik H. Erikson
Hope saves a person in the midst of misfortunes.        -Menander

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.        -Samuel Johnson
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.       -Helen Keller
Hope is 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, a confident search for a rewarding life.       -Karl Menninger


Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, 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 from suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it.        -St. Francis of Sales

Hope is a vigorous principle. . . it sets the head and heart to work, and animates a person to do his or her utmost.         -Jeremy Collier
Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment.
-William Penn
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.         -Lin Yutang
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 Carlyle
Hope 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 Vincent Peale
The word which God has written on the brow of every person is hope.       -Victor Hugo
Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.       -William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.       -Thomas Fuller
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.       -John F. Kennedy
Refusal to hope is nothing more than a decision to die.       -Bernie S. Siegel
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.       -George Iles
The hopeful person sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.       -Orison Swett Marden
Hope is like the sun which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.       -Samuel Smiles

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