Category Hope

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Hope springs eternal, but you have to be careful when playing with springs.

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Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet. ~ Dan Bennett

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It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~ Tom Brokaw

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The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds. ~ Will Durant

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~ Christopher Reeve

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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

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The soul does not give up to despair until it has exhausted all illusions. ~ Victor Hugo

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Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle. ~ Orlando Battista

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Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. ~ Jack Johnson

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That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~ Emily Dickenson

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Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. ~ Ingrid Bergman

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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Yesterday is experience. Tomorrow is hope. Today is getting from one to the other. ~ Anonymous  

Light in the Soul…Peace in the World

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If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the […]

Five Balls (Extract from “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson)

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work – Family – Health – Friends – Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce […]

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You can choose a ready guide In some celestial voice If you choose not to decide You still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill I will choose a path that’s clear I will chose free will.   RUSH, Free Will  

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The sky is always bluer at the top of the windshield.  ++  

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Deus, dona mihi firmitatem.  

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You can’t turn back the clock but you can wind it up again. ~ Bonnie Prudden

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One day everything will be all right, that is our hope.  Everything is OK today, that is our illusion. ~ Voltaire  

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For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. ~ Nelson Mandela  

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Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. ~ Nelson Mandela  

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…each gravestone has a few things on it:  a date of birth, a dash, and a date of death.  Well, that dash is our life. ~ Lt. Terry Roberts, U.S.N.  

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A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Pray, v.:  To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. ~ Ambrose Bierce  

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There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream.  ~ Archibald MacLeish  

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What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom “to” and freedom “from.”  ~ Marilyn vos Savant  

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We promise according to our hopes; we fulfill according to our fears. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld  

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Dum anima est, spes est. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (Latin:  While there is life, there is hope.)

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Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson  

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Beware how you take away hope from any human being. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  

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Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women:  a little bit of support, and a little bit of freedom. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

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Please, Lord, let me prove that winning the lottery won’t spoil me.  

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In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening, love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~ Robert Ingersoll

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You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.  ~ Douglas MacArthur

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin

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And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance, I hope you dance. ~ Lee Anne Womak (“I Hope You Dance”)

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You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~ Pablo Neruda

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Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.  Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. ~ Samuel Johnson

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In all things it is better to hope than to despair. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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If you would lift me up, you must be on higher ground. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds—he’s walking on them. ~ Leonard Louis Levinson

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There are only two kinds of people in this world. The realists and the dreamers. The realists know where they are going and the dreamers have already been there. ~ Robert Orben

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What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. ~ Abraham Maslow

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You can only go halfway into a dark forest, then you are coming out of the other side. ~ Chinese proverb

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Today is not the day you quit. Nor is it the day you cry. Today you know that you have all the passion and wisdom to find that quiet center of solace, serenity, and strength necessary to create and sustain an authentic life. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Education is procreation of another kind. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.  I hope you will make good use of it. ~ John Quincy Adams