Quotations About / On: HOPE

  • 71.
    Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
    (Jean Kerr (b. 1923), U.S. author, playwright. Felicia, in Finishing Touches, act 3.)
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  • 72.
    Hope likes justification, but can do without.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 73.
    We have much to hope from the flowers.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Naval Treaty," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
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  • 74.
    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
    (Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. quoted in Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, N.Y., Dec. 1954).)
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  • 75.
    Hope and despair ignore one another's cries.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 76.
    Hope, politeness, the blowing of a nose, the squeak of a boot, all produce "boum."
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. A Passage to India, pt. II, ch. 14 (1924). Description of the echo in the Marabar Caves.)
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  • 77.
    What is it that you love in others?—My hopes.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 519, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 272 (1882).)
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  • 78.
    Self-realization is a comedown from salvation, but still gives us something to hope for.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 79.
    I steer my bark with Hope in the head, leaving Fear astern.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, April 8, 1816, to John Adams. The Adams-Jefferson Letters, vol. 2, p. 467, ed. Lester J. Cappon (1959).)
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  • 80.
    Hope, and hopelessness, persist despite the facts.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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