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Everything that is done in this
world is done by hope.

Martin Luther

   

If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of the human become in its long journey toward the stars?

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

      

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


Without hope people are only half alive.  With hope they dream and think and work.

Charles Sawyer

  

When we have hope, we are showing that we trust God to work out the situation.  Trust is the only way we're going to make it through and be a part of God's marvelous plan for His child.

Barbara 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 the thing with feathers--
That perches in the soul--
And sings the tunes without the words--
And never stops--at all.

Emily Dickinson

  

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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

  

Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is characteristic
of all living beings. Birds, beasts, and people are always alert and striving
for the fulfillment of their hungers. They are impelled forward in a ceaseless
quest for satisfaction. The antennae of insects relentlessly explore
and feel their way ahead, and the imagination of humans functions
in the same manner, ranging through wide areas and far futures
in search of the good which hope ever promises.

Edward S. Ames

  

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

  

All human wisdom is summed up in two words--wait and hope.

Alexander Dumas

  

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.

Emil Brunner

  

There is nothing so well known as that we should not
expect something for nothing--but we all do and we call it Hope.


Edgar Watson Howe

  
There is a law in life:  When one door closes to us another one opens.

Andre Gide
   

We stand in life at midnight; we are always
at the threshold of a new dawn.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

We are haunted by an ideal life, and it is because
we have within us the beginning and the possibility of it.

Phillips Brooks

  

   
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
  

The natural flights of the human mind are not
from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

Samuel Johnson

  

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

  

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The well-known maxim, "While there is life there is hope," has a
deeper meaning in reverse:  "While there is hope there is life."
   Hope comes first, life follows.  Hope gives power to life.  Hope
rouses life to continue, to expand, to grow, to reach out, to go on.
   Hope sees a light where there isn't any.
   Hope lights candles in millions of despairing hearts.
   Hope is the miracle medicine of the mind.  It inspires the will to
live.  Hope is the physician's strongest ally.
   Hope is our shield and buckler against defeat.
   "Hope," wrote Alexander Pope, "springs eternal in the human
breast."  And as long as it does we will triumph and move forward.
   Hope never sounds retreat.  Hope keeps the banners flying.
   Hope revives ideals, renews dreams, revitalizes visions.
   Hope scales the peak, wrestles with the impossible, achieves
the highest aim.
   "The word which God has written on the brow of every person,"
wrote Victor Hugo, "is Hope."  As long as we have hope
no situation is hopeless.

Wilferd A. Peterson
  

Hope itself is like a star--not to be seen in the sunshine of
prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.

Charles H. Spurgeon

  

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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

  

Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason,
for that shows more desire than judgment.

William Penn

  

If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we
are more than logical.  We are human beings, and we
have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.

Jacques Cousteau

  

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the
certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaclav Havel

  

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Honor begets honor, trust begets trust,
faith begets faith, and hope is the mainspring of life.

Henry L. Stimson
 

Give humanity hope and it will dare and suffer joyfully, not counting
the cost--hope with laughter on her banner and on her face
the fresh beauty of morning.


John Elof Boodin
 

   

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic
so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

Orison Swett Marden

  
   
Take from people their wealth, and you hinder them;
take from them their purpose, and you slow them down.
But take from them their hope, and you stop them.
They can go on without wealth, and even without purpose,
for awhile.  But they will not go on without hope.

C. Neil Strait
  

It is necessary to hope, though hope should always be deluded;
for hope itself is happiness, and its frustrations, however
frequent, are yet less dreadful than its extinction.

Samuel Johnson

  

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts
people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.

Eric Hoffer

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