grand essentials to happiness in this life are something
to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-- Joseph Addison
is a powerful emotion that gives us strength and helps
us through trying and difficult times. With hope,
we believe that things will get better, and we find
the courage to keep trying.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I
may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow them.
-- Louisa May Alcott
need to remove unworthy from our vocabulary and replace
it with hope and work."
--Marvin J. Ashton
everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing
can be changed until it is faced."
to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered
in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will
--Sarah Ban Breathnach
no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.
Make big plans; aim high in hope and work."
-- Daniel Hudson Burnham
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
Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something
to love, and something to hope for.
-- Allan Chalmers
And I dream that something's coming
And it's not just in the wind
It's more than just tomorrow
It's more than where we've been
It offers me a promise
It's telling me, begin!
pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist
sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-- Winston Churchill
there's life there's hope."
greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising
every time we fall."
“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact
of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination
and the energy to get started.”
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."
The 20th century may be leaving us with a host of
problems, but I've also noted that it does seem darkest
before the dawn. There's reason to hope for the 21st
century. And that's the way it will be.
act of love, a voluntary taking on oneself of some of
the pain of the world, increases the courage and love
and hope of all.
is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
-- Emily Dickenson
of us can continue to grow, develop and perform at our highest
potential without hope. Hope for success, hope for recognition
and reward and most importantly, hope that indeed we can
make a difference in the long-term outcome. Hope supplies
the essential fuel that enables the human spirit to continue
moving forward, especially in the face of severe adversity.
-- John Di Frances
not discouraged. There is a future for you. . . . The
resistance encountered now predicates hope. . . "
in life! Always human beings will live and progress
to greater, broader, and fuller life.”
E. B. DuBois
from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The
important thing is to not stop questioning.
that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
-- William Faulkner
things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they
could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in
the thought that things are so bad they have to get better."
-- Malcolm Forbes
must restore hope to young people, help the old, be
open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the
poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
"Where there is discord may we bring harmony. Where
there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt,
may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring
Francis of Assisi
really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because
they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep
them, because in spite of everything I still believe that
people are really good at heart."
-- Anne Frank
must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an
ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the
ocean does not become dirty."
prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive."
-- John William Gardner
is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the
reality of tomorrow."
--Robert H. Goddard
all things it is better to hope than to despair."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“...give me hope, help me cope, with this heavy
load, trying to, touch and reach you with, heart
is not the conviction that something will turn out
well, but the certainty that something makes sense
regardless of how it turns out.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope,
in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same
as joy that things are going well, or willingness
to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading
for success, but rather an ability to work for something
because it is good.
it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth
to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil
that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find
sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
how you take away hope from any human being."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are
trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the
storms, if you only let them.
kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody
who believes in them.
-- Earvin Johnson
is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can
be done without hope and confidence."
you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But
when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment
that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
-- Pauline R. Kezer
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that
keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that
quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And
so today I still have a dream.
Luther King, Jr
must accept finite disappointment, but we must never
lose infinite hope.”
Luther King, Jr
must use time creatively — and forever realize that the
time is always to hope to do great things."
Luther King Jr
very least you can do in your life is to figure out what
you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that
hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it,
under its roof.
-- Barbara Kingsolver
Hope is not enough to change the world, to bring peace,
to end starvation and poverty, to provide a decent education
for all children, or to prevent nuclear holocaust. Yet
it is a critical starting point for building a better
and brighter future. All of us are challenged to connect
hope to action until we have created a might river that
will carve a new path to the future.
think by now I have made it fairly clear that I am not
very happy with the word "hope." I don't believe in
people just hoping. We work for what we want. I always
say that one has no right to hope without endeavor,
so we work to try and bring about the situation that
is necessary for the country, and we are confident that
we will get to the negotiation table at one time or
another. This is the way all such situations pan out--
even with the most truculent dictator.
San Suu Kyi
begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show
up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You
wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
-- Anne Lamott
hope has an edge. It's messy. It requires that we let
go of all pat answers, all preconceived formulas, all
confidence that our sailing will be smooth. It's not
a resting point. Honest hope is movement.
is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no
tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
-- Orison Swett Marden
long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly
he is not a failure
-- Orison Swett Marden
can't live that negative way...make way for the
seems that the necessary thing to do is not to fear mistakes,
to plunge in, to do the best that one can, hoping to learn
enough from blunders to correct them eventually."
-- Abraham Maslow
me there is no hope without faith. Faith in a higher
good. Faith in our own divinity."
have to be an optimist and say that it might get better.
I am a mixture of idealist and realist."
worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we
are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes
complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore,
we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous,
can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by
love. No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint
of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are
saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
-- Reinhold Niebuhr
is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our
destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by
all those men and women who are not content to settle
for the world as it is; who have courage to remake
the world as it should be. -- Barack
-- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face
of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! -- Barack
every front there are clear answers out there that
can make this country stronger, but we're going
to break through the fear and the frustration people
are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as
we make progress, that we are also giving people
a sense of hope and vision for the future. -- Barack
hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve
a permanently happy spirit.
-- Norman Vincent Peale
a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be
or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities
-- always see them, for they're always there."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about
your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what is still possible for you to do.
-- Pope John XXIII
hope is but the dream of those that wake.
-- Matthew Prior
may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as
it is and not as it should be.
-- Don Quixote
emotional state has a tremendous amount to do with
sickness, health and well-being. For years, my husband
and I lived on -- and because of -- hope.
is no hope of joy except in human relations.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
a time when everything seems so out of control and
the people you've elected are bogus and there's
so much random violence and hatred, it fills you
with such hope and admiration to even be part for
a short time in a community where people have connected
to strangers to try to put out a hand. "
thought that life could be better is woven indelibly
into our hearts and our brains.”
is the seed of liberation."
-- Jon Sobrino
it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome
danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing
to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good;
that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond
our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
-- Dorothy Thompson
save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty
of putting out blossoms.
point of living and of being an optimist, is to
be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to
your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen.
Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own
as despair can come to one another only from other
human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only
by other human beings.
was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise
-- Bern Williams
is the soul that has something to look backward to with
pride, and something to look forward to with hope."
--Oliver G. Wilson
mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope
is like a road in the country; there was never a road,
but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
hopes, dreams & aspirations are legitimate. They are trying
to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms
— if you will only let them."
be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on the fact that human history is a
history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion,
sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to
emphasize in this complex history will determine
our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys
our capacity to do something. If we remember those
times and places -- and there are so many -- where
people have behaved magnificently, this gives us
the energy to act, and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world in a different
direction. And if we do act, in however small a
way, we don't have to wait for some grand utopian
future. The future is an infinite succession of
presents, and to live now as we think human beings
should live, in defiance of all that is bad around
us, is itself a marvelous victory.