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Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 6:47 AM EDT
Apr 30 2013

A little hope, even hopeless hope, never hurt anybody.
-John Steinbeck

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
-Winston Churchill

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the one thing left to us in a bad time.
-E.B. White

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

Change is one form of hope; to risk change is to believe in tomorrow.
-Linda Ellerbee

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
-Diane de Poitiers

False hope is better than no hope at all.
-Unattributed

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
-Benedict Spinoza

Great hopes make great men.
-Thomas Fuller

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
-Francis Bacon

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
-Thomas Haliburton

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out a certain way. Hope is the conviction that something makes sense, no matter what the outcome.
-Vaclav Havel

Hope is the denial of reality.
-Margaret Weis

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
-Jean Kerr

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops- at all.
-Emily Dickinson

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.
-George Weinberg

I can endure my own Despair
But not another's Hope.
-William Walsh

I feel much better now that I've given up hope.
-Ashleigh Brilliant

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
-Henry Miller

I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
-Robert G. Ingersoll

In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope.
-Charles Revson

Industry need not wish, as Poor Richard says, and He that lives upon hope will die fasting. There are no Gains, without Pains.
-Benjamin Franklin

It is not the end of joy that makes old age so sad, but the end of hope.
-Jean Paul Richter

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

Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
-Harry Ruby

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

The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
-William Shakespeare

There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
-Clare Boothe Luce

There is hope, but not for us.
-Franz Kafka

We must accept finite disappointments, but we must never lose infinite hope.
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
-Ivan Illich

Whether you believe or disbelieve, it is a wicked thing to take away Man's hope.
-Winston Churchill

You do not know what hope is, until you have lost it.
-T.S. Eliot

Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.
-Aristotle


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