Quotations About / On: HOPE

  • 61.
    At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
    (Ivan Illich (b. 1926), Austrian-born U.S. theologian, author. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, November 20, 1988). In reply to a question on his beliefs about the afterlife.)
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  • 62.
    We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 39 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
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  • 63.
    I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.
    (François Mauriac (1885-1970), French author. quoted in Newsweek (New York, Nov. 20, 1989).)
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  • 64.
    A widow's refusal of a lover is seldom so explicit as to exclude hope.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 4, p. 170, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 65.
    We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. annual message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 537, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
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  • 66.
    Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth.
    (Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), British poet, lyricist. Hope Is Like a Harebell. Harebell = bluebell.)
  • 67.
    The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful.
    (Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. fragment on free labor, Sep. 17, 1859? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 462, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
  • 68.
    If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.
    (Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861), British poet. repr. In Collected Poems, ed. C. Whibley (1913). "Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth," (1862).)
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  • 69.
    The triumph of hope over experience.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, 1770 (1791). Referring to the remarriage of "a gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage." On a different note, Johnson had stated on another occasion (Sept. 30, 1769), "By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by shewing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.")
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  • 70.
    The joy that comes past hope and beyond expectation is like no other pleasure in extent.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 392.)
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