Friday, January 14, 2005

More quotations apropos hope

In keeping with the kinder, gentler theme I've landed upon this week, more quotations apropos HOPE, to add perspective to the fantastic Reinhold Neibhur quotation in the previous post:

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

While there's life, there's hope!
--Ancient Roman Saying

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
--English Proverb

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

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.

True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome. True hope responds to the real world, to real life; it is an active effort.
--Walter Anderson

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
--Samuel Johnson The Book of Positive Quotations

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

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Book of Positive Quotations by John Cook

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

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
--Thomas Edward Bodett

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveller than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
--Marion Zimmer Bradley

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

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
--Abraham Cowley

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.
--Eric Bentley

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.

Things never go so well that we should have no fear - and never so ill that we should have no hope.
--Turkish Proverb

At first we hope too much; later on, not enough.
--Joseph Roux

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

Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.
--Barbara Kingsolver

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.
--Emily Dickenson

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.
--Ann Lamott

My friends, someone said "hope is never lost - only found." In such "interesting" and intense (and intimidating - and insane?) times as these, we need to find all we can!

Let me know what works for YOU. And don't give up.


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