Quotations About / On: HOPE
We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
(Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. Dissertations, fragment 30.)
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).)
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
(Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839-1908), British novelist. Published in Wisdom, Wit and Pathos (1884). "A Village Commune," (1881).)
I hope I never get so old I get religious.
(Ingmar Bergman (b. 1918), Swedish stage and film writer-director. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Sept. 8, 1989).)
I know that men in exile feed on hopes.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 1668.)