Hope Quotes

There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational

Friday, October 21st, 2011
a slice of lemon meringue pie

But if they were afraid of lemon meringue pie, this would be an irrational fear, because lemon meringue pie is delicious and has never hurt a soul. Being afraid of a monster under the bed is perfectly rational, because there may in fact be a monster under your bed at any time, ready to eat you all up, but a fear…

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He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star

Saturday, August 13th, 2011
looking into sunny glare

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid courted by In- capacity.
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The cut worm forgives the plow.

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What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change

Saturday, May 15th, 2010
Madeline Albright

To seize the sword instead of the olive branch–that is a choice.

To teach children to hate–is a choice.

To glorify murderers as martyrs–is a choice.

To dehumanize and disrespect the dignity of others–is a…

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A person’s a person, no matter how small!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Horton fought back with great vigor and vim
But the Wickersham gang was too many for him.
They beat him! They mauled him! They started to haul
Him into his cage! But he managed to call…

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Lose your innocence but not your hope

Friday, February 19th, 2010
Amy Tan

“Even if I could live forever,” she said to the baby, “I still don’t know which way I would teach you. I was once so free and innocent. I too laughed for no reason.

“But later I threw away my foolish innocence to protect myself. And then I taught my daughter, your mother, to..”.

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Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
northern lights

Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. Well, let folly be our cloak, a…

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Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it

Friday, November 20th, 2009

I know what evil is. Once or twice I have wrestled with it, and for a time felt its chilling touch on my life; so I speak with knowledge when I say that evil is of no consequence, except as a sort of mental gymnastic. For the very reason…

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People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I never lost hope that this great transformation would occur. Not only because of the great heroes I have already cited, but because of the courage of the ordinary men and women of my country. I always knew that deep down in…

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Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
sleeping baby

There are no simple congruities in life or history. The cult of happiness erroneously assumes them. It is possible to soften the incongruities of life endlessly by the scientific conquest of nature’s caprices, and the social and political…

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I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach thousand stars how not to dance

Friday, October 2nd, 2009
song sparrow

Laboratory studies have shown that the female Song Sparrow is attracted not just to the song itself, but to how well it reflects the ability of the male to learn…

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We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Fort William in Anamabu

On September 22, this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The final version was issued January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves in Confederate states, though enforcement would…

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When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
red hibiscus stamen

If children have the ability to ignore odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them…

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