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quote by George Bernard Shaw: He who has never hoped can never despair. with background image: person wearing round black analog watch at 9:46
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He who has never hoped can never despair.

--George Bernard Shaw
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Anne Frank: Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. with background image: watch on wrist wallpaper
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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

--Anne Frank
quote by John Green: We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken. with background image: low angle view of blue clouds
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We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.

--John Green
quote by African Proverb: However long the night, the dawn will break. with background image: blue flower in close up photography
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However long the night, the dawn will break.

--African Proverb
quote by David Nicholls: This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today. with background image: fawn pug on bed
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This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.

--David Nicholls
quote by Albert Pike: We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light. with background image: photo of author Albert Pike with quote

We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.

--Albert Pike
quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: What we do now echoes in eternity. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

What we do now echoes in eternity.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Thomas More: A drowning man will clutch at a straw. with background image: photo of author Thomas More with quote

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

--Sir Thomas More
quote by Italian Proverb: Hope is the last thing ever lost. with background image: selective focus photography of stones on sand
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Hope is the last thing ever lost.

--Italian Proverb
quote by William Shakespeare: The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. with background image: red surface
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The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.

--William Shakespeare
quote by Michael J. Jackson: Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed. with background image: photo of author Michael J. Jackson with quote

Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.

--Michael J. Jackson
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. with background image: photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays. with background image: sunset
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This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Aristotle: Hope is a waking dream. with background image: low-angle photography of green leaf tree
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Hope is a waking dream.

--Aristotle
quote by Thomas Fuller: Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. with background image: photo of author Thomas Fuller with quote

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.

--Thomas Fuller
quote by Ernesto Cardenal: All human eyes have longing in them. with background image: photo of author Ernesto Cardenal with quote

All human eyes have longing in them.

--Ernesto Cardenal
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment. with background image: landscape photography of mountain
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Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Only in the darkness can you see the stars. with background image: photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by John Milson: Every cloud has a silver lining. with background image: green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime
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Every cloud has a silver lining.

--John Milson
quote by Soren Kierkegaard: Hope is a passion for the possible. with background image: photo of author Søren Kierkegaard with quote

Hope is a passion for the possible.

--Soren Kierkegaard
quote by English Proverb: The darkest hours are just before dawn. with background image: city lights from hill
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The darkest hours are just before dawn.

--English Proverb
quote by Emily Dickinson: I dwell in possibility. with background image: four orange, green, blue, and red paint rollers
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I dwell in possibility.

--Emily Dickinson
quote by William Sloane Coffin: Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible. with background image: multicolored abstract painting
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Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.

--William Sloane Coffin
quote by Václav Havel: Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. with background image: photo of author Václav Havel with quote

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

--Vaclav Havel
quote by Victor Hugo: Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. with background image: man holding brown violin
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Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.

--Victor Hugo
quote by Ursula K. Le Guin: It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. with background image: photo of author Ursula K. Le Guin with quote

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.

--Ursula K. Le Guin
quote by Thomas Carlyle: He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. with background image: photo of author Thomas Carlyle with quote

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

--Thomas Carlyle
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. with background image: long exposure photography of lights
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Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Tertullian: Hope is patience with the lamp lit. with background image: low angle photography of green and brown tree
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Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

--Tertullian
quote by Tom Bodett: 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. with background image: person sleeping on gray gang chair
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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.

--Tom Bodett
quote by Samuel Smiles: Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. with background image: photo of author Samuel Smiles with quote

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

--Samuel Smiles
quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. with background image: blue and white striped textile
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Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. with background image: landscape photography of mountain
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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Oscar Wilde: We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. with background image: low angle photography of gray concrete building
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. We all have clouds above us but some see their silver linings. We all face difficulties but some of us are grateful that they aren't worse.


quote by Napoléon Bonaparte: A leader is a dealer in hope. with background image: man wearing black notched lapel suit jacket in focus photography
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A leader is a dealer in hope.

--Napoléon Bonaparte
quote by Mother Teresa: Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. with background image: photo of author Mother Teresa with quote

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

--Mother Teresa
quote by Michelle Obama: People want to feel hopeful. with background image: photo of author Michelle Obama with quote

People want to feel hopeful.

--Michelle Obama
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. with background image: person on road at sunset
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The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero: While there's life, there's hope. with background image: photo of author Cicero with quote

While there's life, there's hope.

--Marcus Tullius Cicero
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. with background image: green leaf in close up photography
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Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Seneca the Younger: The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it. with background image: photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

--Seneca the Younger
quote by James A. Michener: Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. with background image: photo of author James A. Michener with quote

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

--James A. Michener
quote by Jonas Salk: Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. with background image: photo of author Jonas Salk with quote

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

--Jonas Salk
quote by Joseph Addison: Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. with background image: photo of author Joseph Addison with quote

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

--Joseph Addison
quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. with background image: woman holding Pug puppy
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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

--Jean-Jacques Rousseau
quote by Jean de la Bruyere: Out of difficulties grow miracles. with background image: tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
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Out of difficulties grow miracles.

--Jean de la Bruyere
quote by Immanuel Kant: All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope? with background image: photo of author Immanuel Kant with quote

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

--Immanuel Kant

quote by Henry Rollins: Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated. with background image: photo of author Henry Rollins with quote

Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.

--Henry Rollins
quote by Harvey Milk: Hope will never be silent. with background image: photo of author Harvey Milk with quote

Hope will never be silent.

--Harvey Milk
quote by George Weinberg: Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. with background image: silhouette of mountain under starry night
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Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.

--George Weinberg
quote by George Washington Carver: Where there is no vision, there is no hope. with background image: business sharing phone wallpaper
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Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

--George Washington Carver
quote by Gloria Steinem: Hope is a very unruly emotion. with background image: photo of author Gloria Steinem with quote

Hope is a very unruly emotion.

--Gloria Steinem
quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Nietzsche with quote

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld: We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears. with background image: photo of author François de La Rochefoucauld (writer) with quote

We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.

--Francois de La Rochefoucauld
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. with background image: woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Eric Hoffer: It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate. with background image: photo of author Eric Hoffer with quote

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.

--Eric Hoffer
quote by Elie Wiesel: Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. with background image: photo of author Elie Wiesel with quote

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

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Elie Wiesel: Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. with background image: blue sky with stars during night time
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Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

--Elie Wiesel
quote by Douglas Horton: We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon. with background image: pink flower with green stem
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We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.

--Douglas Horton

quote by Desmond Tutu: Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. with background image: silhouette of person's hands forming heart
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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

--Desmond Tutu
quote by Dalai Lama: I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

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

--Dalai Lama
quote by Daisaku Ikeda: To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future. with background image: photo of author Daisaku Ikeda with quote

To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future.

--Daisaku Ikeda
quote by Charles H. Spurgeon: By perseverance the snail reached the ark. with background image: photo of author Charles H. Spurgeon with quote

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

--Charles H. Spurgeon

Longer Version:

By perseverance the snail reached the ark. A mouse may find a hole, be the room ever so full of cats.



quote by Bernard Williams: The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. with background image: multicolored abstract painting
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The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

--Bernard Williams
quote by Bernard Williams: There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. with background image: landscape photography of mountain
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There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.

--Bernard Williams
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Disraeli with quote

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Baruch Spinoza: There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. with background image: photo of author Baruch Spinoza with quote

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.

--Baruch Spinoza
quote by Baltasar Gracian: Hope has a good memory; gratitude a bad one. with background image: woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
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Hope has a good memory; gratitude a bad one.

--Baltasar Gracian
quote by Arthur Miller: Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. with background image: photo of author Arthur Miller with quote

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

--Arthur Miller
quote by Ambrose Bierce: Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope. with background image: clear hour glass
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Present, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.

--Ambrose Bierce
quote by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' with background image: photo of author Alfred, Lord Tennyson with quote

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'

--Alfred Lord Tennyson
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