Friday, August 03, 2007

Hope.

The longer I live, the more I realize that there are few things more powerful or more central to leading a quality, impactful life than pure hope.

Selections from Wikiquote on hope:

The essential thing is hope, loss of hope makes for desperate people and desperate people do desperate things’’ ~ Lord Michael V. Bacon

There is no worse death than the end of hope. ~ Pelagius

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

All human wisdom is summed up in two words — wait and hope. ~ Alexander Dumas

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

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. ~ Martin Luther

Hope is the poor man's bread. ~ George Herbet

Hope is a waking dream. ~ Aristotle

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

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. ~ Anonymous

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

Strong hope is a much greater stimulant to life than any single realized joy could be. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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