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Quotes about Hope

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• Where there's life, there's hope.
—Terence (195 BC - 159 BC)

• Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
—Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

• Hope, the patent medicine/ for disease, disaster, sin.
—Wallace Rice (1859-1939)

• Hope springs eternal in the human breast:/ Man never is, but always to be blest.
• Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Quotes on Hope and Virtue

• Hope is not the same as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
—Václav Havel (b.1936)

• Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
—Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

• Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
—Lin Yutang (1985-1976)

• The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.
—Harvey Milk (1930-1978)

• To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
—Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

• There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
—Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987)

• If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

• Look thou not down, but up!
—Robert Browning (1812-1889)

• Hope is the thing with feathers/ that perches in the soul / and sings the tune -- without the words/ and never stops at all.
—Emily Dickinson (1830-1866)