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Hope!
by Abraham Cowley

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

The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant,
in nature were inconstancy.
- Abraham Cowley

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.
- Abraham Cowley

 

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
- Abraham Cowley

His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might be wrong;
his life,
I'm sure, was always in the right.
- Abraham Cowley

God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
- Abraham Cowley

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This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy,
for contempt too high.
- Abraham Cowley

Life is an incurable disease.
- Abraham Cowley

Nothing is to come, and nothing past:
But an eternal now,
does always last.
- Abraham Cowley

Curiosity does, no less than devotion,
pilgrims make.
- Abraham Cowley

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas.

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Architecture is basically a container of something.
I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup,
but the tea.
- Yoshio Taniguchi

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

There's no reason to become alarmed,
and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight.
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
- the movie Airplane!

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
- Baruch Spinoza

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

While there's life, there's hope.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes
in the hope of pulling out an eel.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams


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