On Hope

‘Hope is a waking dream.’
— Aristotle

‘Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.’
—Francis Bacon

‘Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.’
— Napoleon Boneparte

‘A leader is a dealer in hope.’
— Napoleon Boneparte

‘Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.’
— Rita Mae Brown

‘Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.’
— Thomas Carlyle

‘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

‘There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.’
— G. K. Chesterton

‘If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.’
— Noam Chomsky

‘All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.’
— Alexandre Dumas

‘We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.’
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars.’
— Henry Ford

‘He that lives on hope will die fasting.’
— Benjamin Franklin

‘Great hopes make great men.’
— Thomas Fuller

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.’
— Robert Goddard

‘If you do not hope, you will not win that which is not hoped for, since it is unattainable and inaccessible.’
— Heraclitus

‘The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.’
— Edward Kennedy

‘Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king.’
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

‘Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.’
— Martin Luther

‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blest.’
— Alexander Pope

‘It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.’
— Bertrand Russell

‘Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.’
— Bertrand Russell

‘There are certain things that our age needs. It needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.’
— Bertrand Russell

‘True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings;
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.’
— William Shakespeare

‘To love, and bear; to hope till hope creates
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates.’
— Percy Bysse Shelley

‘To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.’
— Robert Louis Stevenson

‘Where there is life there is hope.’
— Publius Terence

‘No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.’
— Woodrow Wilson