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Our noblest hopes grow teeth and pursue us like tigers.

JOHN GARDNER, In the Suicide Mountains

Hope hath a large mouth.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Hope is the second soul of the unhappy.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe

What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won't always be bleak, there's a way to rise above the present circumstances. Hope is an internal awareness that you do not have to suffer forever, and that somehow, somewhere there is a remedy for despair that you will come upon if you can only maintain this expectancy in your heart.

WAYNE W. DYER, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem

The greatest architect and the one most needed is Hope.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Hope is the destroyer of things.

SIMON MAWER, The Gospel of Judas

Every dead hope is a phantom that grimaces over its tomb.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The White Feet of the Morrow"

Yea, though the breath of disappointment should chill the sanguine heart,
Speedily gloweth it again, warmed by the live embers of hope.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

The absence of hope can rot a society from within.

BARACK OBAMA, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2009

What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.

GEORGE ELIOT, Middlemarch

In hopelessness there is always hope.

DAN SIMMONS, Hyperion

One thing you cannot know:
The sudden extinction of every alternative,
The unexpected crash of the iron cataract.
You do not know what hope is, until you have lost it.
You only know what it is not to hope:
You do not know what it is to have hope taken from you
Or to fling it away, to join the legion of the hopeless
Unrecognized by other men, though sometimes by each other.

T. S. ELIOT, The Family Reunion

That which obstructs hope often increases it.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

God puts the excess of hope in one man, in order that it may be a medicine to the man who is despondent.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

Hope is the shadow of faith.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

Hope is a prodigal young heir, and Experience is his banker; but his drafts are seldom honoured, since there is often a heavy balance against him, because he draws largely on a small capital, is not yet in possession, and if he were, would die.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

Hope is the best possession.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics

One day of good fortune is better than ten of hope.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

The most absurd and the most rash hopes have sometimes been the cause of extraordinary success.

LUC DE CLAPIERS, MARQUIS DE VAUVENARGUES, Reflections and Maxims

Thou beautiful unknown! Hope gilds thy couch
With bright enchanting hues, and gleaming crown,
As if man sees in thee a proper child,
And wraps thee lovingly, with tender care,
Watching thy young existence with delight,
And, with exceeding joy, and warm caress,
Offers thee early worship, praise, and pray'r.

C. B. LANGSTON, "The New Year's Wreath"

Hope is a day the end of which we may never see.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment.

WILLIAM PENN, Some Fruits of Solitude

The deepest dark reveals the starriest hope.

GERALD MASSEY, "Long Expected"

I plant a seed of Hope, and ere the tread
Of nimble-footed Day has run the hours,
The seed has grown a tree that woos the skies,
Its verdant branches starred with golden flowers.

LOUISE AYRES GARNETT, "The Tree of Hope"

We have often to be thankful for hopes frustrated.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims

Who turns away from gazing at the sun
Sees its dusk images fill all the air.
It is not otherwise when Hope is done:
Her darkling phantoms make the heaven of Despair.

EDITH MATILDA THOMAS, "When Hope Is Done"

Hope simply deals with possibilities. If something is still possible--even in our wildest dreams--if there is still a glimmer of hope, it is worth hanging on to for as long as it exists.

PETER G. DOUMIT, What I Know about Baseball is What I Know about Life

All hope is prayer; who calls it hope no more,
Sends prayer footsore forth over weary wastes,
While he who calls it prayer, gives wings to hope.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "Immortality"

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