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Whether working or not, photographers are looking, seeing, and thinking about what they see, a habit that is both a pleasure and a problem, for we seldom capture in a single photograph the full expression of what we see and feel. It is the hope that we might express ourselves fully - and the evidence that other photographers have done so - that keep us taking pictures. (Sam Abell)

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.. (Maya Angelou)

Hope is a waking dream. (Aristotle)

Writing... is an act of faith: I believe it's also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are. (Margaret Atwood)

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. (Sir Francis Bacon)

Nothing is as hopeless as trying to justify art in words. (Darby Bannard)

Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln. (Bruce Barton)

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope. (Bernard Berenson)

Hope attracts chances. (Toba Beta)

Hope is not a prediction of the future; it's a declaration of what's possible. (Yogi Bhajan)

-The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
hope, n. Desire and expectation rolled into one. (Ambrose Bierce)

-The Principle of Hope, 1959
The emotion of hoping expands out of itself, makes people wider instead of narrower; insatiable, it wants to know what makes people purposeful on the inside and what might be allied with them on the outside. (Ernst Bloch)

I've yet to complete a masterpiece but there is always hope. (Linda Blondheim)

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, for those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles. (Sydney Bremer)

Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. / Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. (Mel Brooks)

We must not be so full of the hope of heaven that we cannot do our work on the earth; we must not be so lost in the work of the earth that we shall not be inspired by the hope of heaven. (Phillips Brooks)

Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

Man partly is and wholly hopes to be. (Robert Browning)

The idealist hopes. The romantic sees doom. The postmodernist sees doom and hopes. (Benson Bruno)

The second you think a situation is hopeless, it suddenly loses all meaning. A situation is a case, condition, or state of affairs. (Benson Bruno)

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. (Pearl S. Buck)

The night is past - joy cometh with the morrow. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing. (Robert Burns)

However dark our lot may be, there is light enough on the other side of the cloud... (Horace Bushnell)

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. (Thomas Carlyle)

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. (Anton Chekhov)

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate. (G. K. Chesterton)

-When Things Fall Apart...
Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can't simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. (Pema Chodron)

As I breathe, I hope. (Cicero)

Hope is genius. It creates its own power, energy and magic. (Toni Ciserella)

I end tonight where it all began for me: I still believe in a place called Hope. (Bill Clinton)

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Hope costs nothing. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. (Bill Cosby)

Hope is the thing with feathers – / That perches in the soul – /And sings the tunes without the words – /And never stops – at all –. (Emily Dickinson)

When I consider life, 'tis all a cheat yet, fool'd by hope, men favour the deceit. (John Dryden)

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, / For hope would be hope for the wrong thing. (T. S. Eliot)

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass... (Queen Elizabeth II)

A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a single hope. (Epictetus)

-The 4-Hour Workweek...
I've seen the promised land, and there is good news. You can have it all. (Timothy Ferriss)

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime. (Erich Fromm)

He that hopes no good fears no ill. (Thomas Fuller)

Don't mind what people say to you, find out what you have in yourself and do your best, that is the only hope in life. (Henri Gaudier-Brzeska)

Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition. (Edward Gibbon)

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams. (Elizabeth Gilbert)

In all things it is better to hope than to despair. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Those who have no hope for a future life are already dead for the present one. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. (Oliver Goldsmith)

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray. (Oliver Goldsmith)

Remembrance of hopes that were silly has an especial tenderness, for much of their silliness came from a thoughtless credulity which we would be glad to have back again. (Henry S. Haskins)

The hope of the world lies in the rehabilitation of the living human being, not just the body but also the soul. (Vaclav Havel)

Hope is the best possession. (William Hazlitt)

My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here. (Jim Henson)

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. (Thomas Jefferson)

Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them. (Samuel Johnson)

I hope the departure is joyful and I hope never to return. (Frida Kahlo)

The stories of past courage... can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul. (John F. Kennedy)

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he or she sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. (Robert F. Kennedy)

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent. (Jean Kerr)

Hope is a good thing - maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies. (Stephen King)

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. (Barbara Kingsolver)

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. (Dalai Lama)

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, compassion and hope. (Ursula K. LeGuin)

The world becomes fresh and hopeful and new, when we create. (Lynda Lehmann)

-An April Day
Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; / Behind the clouds the sun is shining; / Thy fate is the common fate of all, / Into each life some rain must fall, / Some days must be dark and dreary. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No merchant or tradesman would set himself to work if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby. (Martin Luther)

Rekindling hope, engaging in inner work, and venturing into the world amount to a complete plan for picking yourself up when you're down. (Eric Maisel)

Painting sun in jail leads me to paint an ice cream. (Ashgan Makarem)

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. (Orison Swett Marden)

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. (Mignon McLaughlin)

-in a letter to a friend...
Do not depend on the hope of results... you may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself... (Thomas Merton)

What would life be, stripped of hope's encourging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. (Susanna Moody)

Hope for the best is what we do, right from the moment we're born. (Michael Moore)

What a strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. (Grandma Moses)

In God's wildness lies the hope of the world – the great fresh unblighted, unredeemed wilderness. (John Muir)

I hope, when I stop, people will think that somehow I mattered. (Martina Navratilova)

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. (Thich Nhat Hanh)

When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope. (Henri Nouwen)

Hope - Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us... A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead. (Barack Obama)

That is why we fight - in hopes of a day when we no longer need to. (Barack Obama)

He who does not hope to win has already lost. (Jose Joaquin Olmedo)

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. (Ovid)

Keep believing in brighter days, finding ways for your dreams and wishes to come true. Giving you hope that is as certain as the sun, giving you strength of serenity as your guide. (Douglas Pagels)

As artists our job is to keep the faith and help humankind to remember beauty and thus the promise of happiness. Our work defends hope, the most precious homeland for any soul. (Todd Plough)

Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest. (Alexander Pope)

Hope neither travels through, nor quits us when we die. (Alexander Pope)

My hope is that the objects I paint have the kind of intensity about them that incites the viewer to introspection. (Christopher Pratt)

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. (Ivy Baker Priest)

For hope is but the dream of those that wake. (Matthew Prior)

Hope is the physician of each misery. (Irish proverb)

Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision. But today - well lived - makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. (Sanskrit proverb)

If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks. (Francois Rabelais)

When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. (Ayn Rand)

Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth. (Christina Rossetti)

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. (Carl Sandburg)

What the inner voice says will not disappoint the hoping soul. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope. (Charles Schulz)

Finding temporary and specific causes for misfortune is the art of hope: Temporary causes limit helplessness in time, and specific causes limit helplessness to the original situation. (Martin Seligman)

Whether or not we have hope depends on two dimensions of our explanatory style; pervasiveness and permanence. (Martin Seligman)

Holding on and persevering to a dream is hope; not being able to grasp the dream in the first place, or losing hold is hopelessness. The greatest benefactors to human lives are those who share their wealth of hope from their own experiences of using it. It's free... (Janet Sellers)

The miserable have no other medicine / But only hope. (William Shakespeare)

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior. (William Shenstone)

Hoping means seeing that the outcome you want is possible, and then working for it. (Bernie S. Siegal)

I hope that we can bridge the worlds of appearances and of insights, and thus rescue art from triviality, from 'sensation' alone. (Burton Silverman)

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. (Samuel Smiles)

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. (Baruch Spinoza)

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death. (Gertrude Stein)

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. (Stendhal)

Thus hope, aided by imagination, makes one man a hero, another a somnambulist, and a third a lunatic; while it renders them all enthusiasts. (Sir James Fitzjames Stephen)

Where there is life, there is hope. (Publius Terentius Afer, Terence)

You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly. (Publius Terentius Afer, Terence)

Hope, O my soul, hope. Watch carefully, for everything passes quickly, even though your impatience turns a very short time into a long one. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven. (Studs Terkel)

I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment. (Paul Tillich)

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. (Desmond Tutu)

Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself. (Jerry Uelsmann)

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed. (Jim Wallis)

Hope is a decision you make. Hope means believing in spite of the evidence and then waiting for the evidence to change. (Jim Wallis)

I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope. (Cornel West)

Hopelessness has surprised me with patience. (Margaret J. Wheatley)

No longer forward nor behind / I look in hope and fear; / But grateful take the good I find, / The best of now and here. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. (Elie Wiesel)

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. (Oscar Wilde)

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. (Thornton Wilder)

With hope it is, hope that can never die, / Effort, and expectation, and desire, / And something evermore about to be. (William Wordsworth)


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