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HOPE
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[ Also see Ambition Anticipation Belief Christianity Confidence Desire Despair Expectation Faith Futurity Promises Trust Wishes Youth ]

Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow
  Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
      - Thomas Campbell, Pleasures of Hope
         (pt. I, l. 45)

Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind,
  But leave,--oh! leave the light of Hope behind!
      - Thomas Campbell, Pleasures of Hope
         (pt. II, l. 375)

"Hast thou hope?" they asked of John Knox, when he lay a-dying. He spoke nothing, but raised his finger and pointed upward, and so died.
      - Thomas Carlyle

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

Until death all is life.
  (Where there's life there's hope.)
    [Sp., Hasta la muerte todo es vida.]
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote

With life many things are remedied.
  (While there's life there's hope.)
    [Sp., Con la vida muchas cosas se remedian.]
      - Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra),
        Don Quixote

I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me,
  If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea.
      - William Ellery Channing, A Poet's Hope
         (st. 13)

To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
  [Lat., Aegroto dum anima est, spes est.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Epistoloe ad Atticum (IX, 10)

The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong.
  [Lat., Maxima illecebra est peccandi impunitatis spes.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Oratio Pro Animo Milone (XVI)

Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve,
  And hope without an object cannot live.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Work Without Hope
         (st. 2)

Hope costs nothing.
      - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Hope is a vigorous principle; it is furnished with light and heat to advise and execute; it sets the head and heart to work, and animates a man to do his utmost. And thus, by perpetually pushing and assurance, it puts a difficulty out of countenance, and makes a seeming impossibility give way.
      - Jeremy Collier

But thou, O hope, with eyes so fair,
  What was thy delighted measure?
    Still it whisper'd promised pleasure,
      And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail!
      - William Collins, Ode on the Passions
         (l. 29)

And Hope enchanted smiled, and waved her golden hair.
      - William Collins, Ode on the Passions
         (l. 3)

And the sea shall grant all men new hope, as sleep brings dreams of home.
      - Christopher Columbus

He that loses hope may part with anything.
      - William Congreve

Above all, we must forgive the unhappy souls who have elected to make the pilgrimage on foot, who skirt the shore and look uncomprehendingly upon the horror of the struggle, the joy of victory, the profound hopelessness of the vanquished.
      - Joseph Conrad (Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski)

Hope is the most treacherous of all human fancies.
      - James Fenimore Cooper

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
      - Norman Cousins

Hope! fortune's cheating lottery; when for one prize an hundred blanks there be!
      - Abraham Cowley

Sire of repentance, child of fond desire!
      - Abraham Cowley

Thou sick man's health!
      - Abraham Cowley

Hope! of all ills that men endure,
  The only cheap and universal cure.
      - Abraham Cowley, The Mistress--For Hope

Folly ends where genuine hope begins.
      - William Cowper

Dear hope! earth's dowry and heav'n's debt,
  The entity of things that are not yet
    Subtlest, but surest thing.
      - Richard Crashaw


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