Love floods us with hope.
There is nothing so well known as that we should
not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it
Hope itself is a species of happiness, and,
perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but,
like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses
of hope must be expiated by pain.
Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in
the soul and sings the tune without the words and never
stops... at all.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that
if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn
The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
The road that is built in hope is more pleasant
to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though
they both lead to the same destination.
Marian Zimmer Bradley
You've gotta have hope. Without hope life is
meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.
Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we
have is not permanent.
Lord save us all from... a hope tree that has
lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would
If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on
hand to say so.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar
which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is
to see life as it is and not as it should be.
It's all one thing - both tend into one scope -
To live upon Tobacco and on Hope,
The one's but smoke, the other is but wind.
Sir Robert Aytoun of Kincaldie, "Sonnet on Tobacco"
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of
poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this
comfort, be insupportable.
Hope is the physician of each misery.