Quotations About / On: HOPE

  • 71.
    I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
    (Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. president. Letter, June 12, 1815.)
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  • 72.
    None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
    (Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. novelist. What America Means to Me, ch. 4 (1943).)
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  • 73.
    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).)
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  • 74.
    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).)
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  • 75.
    Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.
    (P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. repr. In Give War a Chance (1992). "The Death of Communism," Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 1989).)
  • 76.
    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).)
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  • 77.
    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).)
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  • 78.
    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).)
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  • 79.
    At sixty I look back on a life of deep disappointments, of withered hopes, of unlooked for suffering, of severe discipline.
    (Sarah M. Grimke (1792-1873), U.S. abolitionist and feminist. As quoted in The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina, ch. 18, by Gerda Lerner (1969). In an 1853 letter to her friend, the noted physician Harriot Hunt. With her sister Angelina, Sarah had long been a prominent speaker and writer advocating women's rights and abolition of slavery; the major goals of neither cause had yet been achieved. Sarah had also taught in a school run by Angelina's husband and had helped out in their household. She herself never married.)
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  • 80.
    I hope there are some who will brave ridicule for the sake of common justice to half the people in the world.
    (Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827-1891), British feminist. As quoted in Barbara Bodichon, Introduction, by Candida Lacey (1987). Written in 1849, shen she was twenty-two. Bodichon was a radical activist who formulated the unsuccessful Married Women's Property Bill in England in 1857.)
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