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An act of God was defined as something which no reasonable man could have expected.
It is a long lane that has no turning.
Everyone who has ever built anywhere a "new heaven" first found the power thereto in his own hell.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of life along an agreeable road.
One need not hope in order to undertake; nor succeed in order to persevere.
Hope! of all ills that men endure The only cheap and universal cure.
Hope is the poor man's bread.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest.
I suppose it can be truthfully said that hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Every thing that is done in the world is done by hope.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Man's many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has the more they weight him down.
One of the best safeguards of our hopes, I have suggested, is to be able to mark off the areas of hopelessness and to acknowledge them, to face them directly, not with despair but with the creative intent of keeping them from polluting all the areas of possibility.
The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
Some one once said to me, 'Reverend Schuller, I hope you live to see all your dreams fulfilled.' I replied, T hope not, because if I live and all my dreams are fulfilled, I'm dead.' It's unfulfilled dreams that keep you alive.
The slow compromise, or even surrender, of our fondest hopes is a regular feature of normal human life.
Hope is an echo, hope ties itself yonder, yonder.
'Hope' is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without words And never stops - at all.
It is characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that.
Wonder ... music heard in the heart, is voiceless.
To all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Everybody lives for something better to come.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
At first we hope too much; later on, not enough.
Lord save us all from ... a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
He who does not hope to win has already lost.
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
In all pleasure hope is a considerable part.
Great hopes make great men.
Hope is one of those things in life you cannot do without.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.
Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity.
It has never been, and never will be, easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
We want to create hope for the person ... we must give hope, always hope.
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
And thou shalt be secure because there is hope.
Hope! Of all the ills that men endure, the only cheap and universal cure.
Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope.
Hope is the last thing that dies in man.
Hope is the major weapon against the suicide impulse.
Refusal to hope is nothing more than a decision to die.
We must have hope or starve to death.
When hope is taken away from the people, moral degeneration follows swiftly after.
Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air ... but only for one second without hope.
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.
Hope is the last thing ever lost.
Faith walks simply, childlike, between the darkness of human life and the hope of what is to come.
Now the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope.
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
My faith is important. I have nothing without it.
Hope is the belief, more or less strong, that joy will come; desire is the wish it may come.
There is nothing that fear or hope does not make men believe.
Hope is the parent of faith.
No hope, no action.
Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.
Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.
Hope is the first thing to take some sort of action.
Hope is the anchor of the soul, the stimulus to action, and the incentive to achievement.
Hope is a vigorous principle ... it sets the head and heart to work, and animates a man to do his utmost.
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Hope is a waking dream.
Hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.
Hope and Happiness Hope is grief's best music.
Hope is the last thing to abandon the unhappy.
The miserable have no medicine but hope.
Hope is the second soul of the unhappy.
Hope is the positive mode of awaiting the future.
All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Clouds and darkness surround us, yet heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. Our wrongs will be made right, and we will once more taste the blessings of freedom.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
"Wait'll next year!" is the favorite cry of baseball fans, football fans, hockey fans, and gardeners.
Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity.
Stars will blossom in the darkness, Violets bloom beneath the snow.
Patience is the art of hoping.
Hope is patience with the lamp lit.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words-wait and hope.
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.
I steer my bark with hope in my heart, leaving fear astern.
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.
There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.
Other men see only a hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in an endless hope.
Never despair.
One should ... be able to see things as hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
Hell is the place where one has ceased to hope.
Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery.
Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
Hope works in these ways: it looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst; it discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot; it regards problems, large or small, as opportunities; it pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit; it "lights the candle" instead of "cursing the darkness."
While there's life, there's hope.
When you're depressed, the whole body is depressed, and it translates to the cellular level. The first objective is to get your energy up, and you can do it through play. It's one of the most powerful ways of breaking up hopelessness and bringing energy into the situation.
Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope, and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
Hope is the poor man's bread.
Oh, what a valiant faculty is hope.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
Hope is a risk that must be run.
Hope is an adventure, a going forward, a confident search for a rewarding life.
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.
Hope is a satisfaction unto itself, and need not be fulfilled to be appreciated.
Hope is desire and expectation rolled into one.
To hope is to enjoy.
Hope, that star of life's tremulous ocean.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words and never stops at all.
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.
Honor begets honor, trust begets trust, faith begets faith, and hope is the mainspring of life.
Hope is a song in a weary throat.
Hope ... is not a feeling; it is something you do.
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all.
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, emits a lighter ray.
Grass grows at last above all graves.
The happy ending is our national belief.
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
Just as dumb creatures are snared by food, human beings would not be caught unless they had a nibble of hope.
True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes Gods, and meaner creatures kings.
Ten thousand men possess ten thousand hopes.
Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king.
Have hope. Though clouds environs now, And gladness hides her face in scorn, Put thou the shadow from thy brow - No night but hath its morn.
In time of trouble avert not thy face from hope, for the soft marrow abi-deth in the hard bone.
Faith, hope, and charity-if we had more of the first two, we'd need less of the last.
In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Hope is a very unruly emotion.
The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.
The wind was cold off the mountains and I was a naked man with enemies behind me, and nothing before me but hope.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
I always entertain great hopes.
To hope is not to demand.
Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes but morning comes. ... Keep hope alive.
Forgiving means to pardon the unpardonable, Faith means believing the unbelievable, And hoping means to hope when things are hopeless.
The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.
Even the cry from the depths is an affirmation: why cry if there is no hint of hope of hearing?
It's never too late-in fiction or in life-to revise.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
We live on the leash of our senses.
Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
True vision is always twofold. It involves emotional comprehensions as well as physical perception.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see-and hits it.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.
You can always trust information given you by people who are crazy; they have an access to truth not available through regular channels.
Who is the wise man? He who sees what's going to be born.
A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees the possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds.
Guido the plumber and Michelangelo obtained their marble from the same quarry, but what each saw in the marble made the difference between a nobleman's sink and a brilliant sculpture.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
A daydreamer is prepared for most things.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
The engineering is secondary to the vision.
Dreams grow holy put in action; work grows fair through starry dreaming. But where each flows on unmingling, both are fruitless and in vain.
Man can only become what he is able to consciously imagine, or to "image forth."
I believe that you cannot go any further than you can think. I certainly believe if you don't desire a thing, you will never get it.
To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Hope says to us constantly, "Go on, go on," and leads us thus to the grave.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.
Who against hope believed in hope.
The sickening pang of hope deferr'd.
Hope is the poor man's bread.
Prisoners of hope.


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