Quotations About / On:
Women hope men will change after marriage but they don't; men hope women won't change but they do.
(Bettina Arndt (20th century), Australian journalist. Private Lives, ch. 2 (1986).)
Pessimists fear becoming the dupes of Hope. Optimists enjoy Hope's company, and consider being duped no great matter.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 3, eds. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969). Rambler (London, March 24, 1750), no. 2.)
Hope is prerequisite of desire and desire speaks of poverty of existence at present that casts a shadow as hope for a better life in future. Hope and desire have no place in a life lived to its full extent at present.
(Hope and desire)
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 51 (1871).
Real name: Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
Until that time comes I'll live a thousand hopes, die a thousand times.
(Edward T. Lowe. Erle C. Kenton. Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney), House of Dracula, waiting to see if he's cured, or if he'll turn into the Wolf Man when the moon rises (1945).)
Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.
(Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 3, p. 266, AMS Press (1990).)
When I go out, I hope to leave the worst of myself at home.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
Each of us enters the world because hope for the future preceded us.
(Marge Kennedy (20th century), U.S. author. 100 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Family Together..., Introduction to part 1 (1994).)
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
(Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Curé de Torcy, in The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 2 (1936).)