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Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life
by Ada Cambridge

Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life
no more with noble meaning fraught?
- Ada Cambridge

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown
sparks hold momentary fire?
- Ada Cambridge

Alone!
Alone!
No beacon, far or near!
No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
- Ada Cambridge

Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed,
chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins,
let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me
hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
- Ada Cambridge

 

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

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Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich,
for the hopes of the instructed
are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
- Epictetus

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust;
its sole ammunition,
the collective hopes of our society.
- Irving R. Kaufman

Great hopes make great men.
- Thomas Fuller

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings
that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun

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

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

I have no money, no resources, no hopes.
I am the happiest man alive.
- Henry Miller

My music is my way to rearrange the world according to my own hopes.
- Stephan Jenkins

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations,
the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible addresses itself,
it might rival it in distribution.
- Wallace Stevens

One always hopes that you're going to have influence and staying power,
but you never know.
- Chris Frantz

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations
and socialism by its hopes and aspirations;
capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
- Sidney Hook

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but
we never doubt that the U.S.
has a unique position in the history of human hopes.
- Ferdinand Mount

So much is man the slave of his heart that he will
shut his eyes to what does not please him and believe all that he hopes.
- Mika Waltari

Youth is to all the glad season of life;
but often only by what it hopes,
not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
- Thomas Carlyle

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise,
which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations,
and yet which fails so regularly, as love.
- Erich Fromm

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions,
their insecurities, people's distress,
and their hopes and dreams.
- Princess Diana

Our analysis of truth and falsehood,
or of the nature of judgment,
is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
- Charles D. Broad

What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
- Jean Paul

I guess I harboured hopes that things would happen more quickly,
but I'm not disappointed.
- Jerry Greenfield

Why are we born? We're born eventually to die,
of course.
But what happens between the time we're born and we die? We're born to live.
One is a realist if one hopes.
- Studs Terkel

No failure in America, whether of love or money,
is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal,
of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes.
- Greil Marcus

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.
- Lillian Hellman

First our pleasures die - and then our hopes,
and then our fears - and when these are dead,
the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last,
a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once,
by holding out no hopes to her suitor.
- Marguerite de Valois

Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life
is in some sense exemplary,
that the particular will turn out to be universal.
- Martin Amis

If a lecturer, he wishes to be heard;
if a writer,
to be read.
He always hopes for a public beyond that of the long-suffering wife.
- Samuel E. Morison

Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements,
where all are good who are not criminal and all are
wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
- Frank Moore Colby

The bold enterprises are the successful ones.
Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

I cut the emergency switch just in time to keep 'Winnie
Mae' from making an exhibition of herself by standing on her nose.
That would have been fatal to our hopes.
- Wiley Post

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
- John Wayne

My work is to reach people with ideas,
hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight,
and revelation.
That's what an actor wants to do.
- John Astin

When you please others in hopes of being accepted,
you lose you self-worth in the process.
- Dave Pelzer

A good storyteller is a person with a good memory and
hopes other people haven't.
- Irvin S. Cobb

I do not give money for just mere hopes.
- Terence

The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic,
it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations,
and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
- Gertrude Stein

With the advent of spring and beginning of the new
harvest season the creators of abundance,
our peasants, come out to the fields to sow with good aspirations and hopes.
- Islom Karimov

I always entertain great hopes.
- Robert Frost

It finally became clear to me that they had no hopes
of my ever walking again.
- Marie Windsor

Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world
must first come to pass in the heart of America.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People crushed by law have no hopes but from power.
If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts,
hopes and aspirations of ordinary people.
It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens
further still the democratic deficit.
- Nigel Farage

He ploughs the waves, sows the sand,
and hopes to gather the wind in a net,
who places his hopes in the heart of a woman.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration.
- Tia Carrere

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided
for the souls of men I do not know,
I cannot prove.
But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that,
if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams,
it will transcend them.
- Henry Norris Russell

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes;
adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
- Francis Bacon

One must always hope when one is desperate,
and doubt when one hopes.
- Gustave Flaubert

Even in relationships, I don't get my hopes up or anything,
especially not right now because I know I'm young and
I've got plenty of time later in the future.
- Christina Milian

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
- Thomas Carlyle

The War has been waged with success,
although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes.
But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter.
- Gideon Welles

The trouble with most people is that they think with
their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
- Will Durant

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
- Ovid

The problem with most people is that they think with
their hopes or fears or wishes rather than their minds.
- Walter Duranty


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