Posted by: Anne | August 24, 2009

quotes about hope, part two

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
— Albert Einstein

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
— Thomas Fuller.

Never deprive someone of hope… it may be all they have.
— Unknown.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost:
that is where they should be. Now, put foundations under them.
— Henry David Thoreau. Walden.

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
— Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

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.

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

Hope is passion for what is possible.
— Soren Kierkegaard.

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.
— H. Jackson Brown Jr.

There are no hopeless situations, only people who are hopeless about them.
— Dinah Shore, Winfried Newman.

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
— Pope John XXIII.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hoping does not mean doing nothing. It is not fatalistic resignation. It means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusion. It is not compelled to work away at keeping up appearances with a bogus spirituality. It is the opposite of desperate and panicky manipulations, of scurrying and worrying. And hoping is not dreaming. It is not spinning an illusion or fantasy to protect us from our boredom or our pain. It means a confident, alert expectation that God will do what he said he will do. It is imagination put in the harness of faith. It is a willingness to let God do it in his way and in his time. It is the opposite of making plans that we demand that God put into effect, telling him both how and when to do it.
— Eugene Peterson.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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.
— Unknown.

Don’t believe in miracles, rely on them!
— Unknown.

All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.
— Alexandre Dumas.

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
— John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
— Unknown.

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
— Robert Ingersoll.

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

Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God’s long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles.
— Luci Shaw.

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp; else what’s a heaven for?
— Robert Browning, Andrea del Sarto.

Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
— John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

It is a fact of life that we find ourselves in unpleasant demoralizing situations which we can neither escape nor control. We can keep our morale and spirits high by using both “coping” and “hoping” humor. Coping humor laughs at the hopelessness in our situation. It gives us the courage to hang in there, but it does not bring hope. The uniqueness of hoping humor lies in its acceptance of life with all its dichotomies, contradictions, and incongruities. It celebrates the hope in human life. From one comes courage, from the other comes inspiration.
— Cy Eberhart.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
— Galatians 6:9.

(sources: here and

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