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Hope quotes and quotations

Hope, withering, fled--and Mercy sighed farewell.
Lord Byron

Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
Thomas Campbell

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
Aeschylus

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell

The miserable have no other medicine But only hope.
William Shakespeare

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
Georges Bernanos

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
Jean Kerr

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Saiom Shriver

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
Albert Camus

Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,--'Wait and hope'.
Alexandre Dumas

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

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller

Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
Susanna Moodie

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
Napoleon I

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.
Anna Lappe

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

Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle

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

Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
Goethe

Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand: bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Häfiz

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Robert G. Ingersoll

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Samuel Johnson

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Benjamin Franklin

While there's life, there's hope.
Cicero

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Epicurus

He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw

History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy.
George W. Bush

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Hope is only the love of life.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.
Marshall Ganz

Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
Quida

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

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Hope is necessary in every condition.
Samuel Johnson

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Stephen Ambrose

Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,
But leave---oh! leave the light of Hope behind.
Thomas Campbell

Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.
Thomas Hobbes

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent-- that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all.
Lord Byron

Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
Pierre Corneille

Never lose hope.
Author Unknown

Hope is a strange invention-- A Patent of the Heart-- In unremitting action Yet never wearing out.
Emily Dickinson

With life many things are remedied. (While there's life there's hope.)
Cervantes

I can endure my own despair,
but not another's hope.
William Walsh

Know then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind, supports the body too: Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel Is hope, the balm and lifeblood of the soul.
John Armstrong

I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me, If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.
William Ellery Channing

To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
Cicero

Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, Is hope: the last of all our evils, fear.
John Armstrong

It is to hope, though hope were lost.
Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
Erich Fromm

For the hopes of men have been justly called waking dreams.
Saint Basil

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Bible

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings;
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
William Shakespeare

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Bible

Hope! thou nurse of young desire.
Isaac Bickerstaff

Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing.
Robert Burns

"Farewell!" For in that word--that fatal word--howe'er We promise--hope--believe--there breathes despair.
Lord Byron

Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee; When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
Bible

Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind, But leave,--oh! leave the light of Hope behind!
Thomas Campbell

Until death all is life. (Where there's life there's hope.)
Cervantes

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong.
Cicero

Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

But thou, O hope, with eyes so fair, What was thy delighted measure? Still it whisper'd promised pleasure, And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail!
William Collins

Hope! of all ills that men endure, The only cheap and universal cure.
Abraham Cowley

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
Dante

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

"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

Still desiring, we live without hope.
Dante

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

And Hope enchanted smiled, and waved her golden hair.
William Collins