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"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-- Joseph Addison

Hope 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

 

Far 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

"We need to remove unworthy from our vocabulary and replace it with hope and work."
--Marvin J. Ashton

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
-- James Baldwin


Expect 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 come again.
--Sarah Ban Breathnach

Life without idealism is empty indeed.
-- Pearl S. Buck

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work."
-- Daniel Hudson Burnham

Most 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

"Where there is no vision, there is no hope."
~ George Washington Carver

The 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!
-- Harry Chapin

 

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-- Winston Churchill

"While there's life there's hope."
-- Cicero

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
--Confucious

“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.”
-- Norman Cousins
"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

* 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.
-- Walter Cronkite

An 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.
-- Dorothy Day

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
-- Emily Dickenson

None 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

"Be not discouraged. There is a future for you. . . . The resistance encountered now predicates hope. . . "
-- Frederick Douglass

“Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.”
-- W. E. B. DuBois

* Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
--Albert Einstein

"Believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
-- William Faulkner

"When 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

We 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.
-- Pope Francis

* "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 hope."
--Saint Francis of Assisi

"It's 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

"You 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."
-- Mohandas K. Gandhi

"A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive."
-- John William Gardner

"It 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

"In 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 and soul”
-- George Harrison

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

* 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.
-- Vaclav Havel

 

Isn't 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.
-- Vaclav Havel

"Beware how you take away hope from any human being."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them.
--William James

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
-- Earvin Johnson

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
-- Helen Keller
* We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When 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.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr


“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr

"We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always to hope to do great things."
-- Martin Luther King Jr

The 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.
-- David Krieger

I 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.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi

Hope 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

Honest 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.
-- Frances Moore Lappe

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
-- Orison Swett Marden

As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly he is not a failure
-- Orison Swett Marden

* “Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day!”
-- Bob Marley

 

"It 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

* "For me there is no hope without faith. Faith in a higher good. Faith in our own divinity."
-- Alyssa Milano

"I have to be an optimist and say that it might get better. I am a mixture of idealist and realist."
-- Sir Roger Moore

Nothing 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

Hope 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 Obama

Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! -- Barack Obama

On 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 Obama

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
-- Norman Vincent Peale

"Become 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

Consult 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

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
-- Matthew Prior

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
-- Don Quixote

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible. "
-- Christopher Reeve

Your 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.
-- Dana Reeve

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"At 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. "
-- Susan Sarandon

* The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.”
-- Paul Simon

"Hope is the seed of liberation."
-- Jon Sobrino

Courage, 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

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
-- Mark Twain

The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
-- Peter Ustinov

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope.
-- Bradley Whitford
Just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
-- Elie Wiesel

"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope."
-- Bern Williams

"Happy is the soul that has something to look backward to with pride, and something to look forward to with hope."
--Oliver G. Wilson

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
-- Oprah Winfrey

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.
--Lin Yutang

"Your hopes, dreams & aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms — if you will only let them."
--Dan Zadra

To 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.
-- Howard Zinn

 

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