Quotations About / On: HOPE
My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. The Infanta, in The Cid, act 1, sc. 2 (1637).
The Infanta wishes to no longer vainly hope to marry a man below her station.)
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.
(William Least Heat Moon [William Trogdon] (b. 1939), U.S. author. Blue Highways: A Journey into America, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1983). . . .
I'm a romantica sentimental person thinks things will lasta romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Amory Blaine, in This Side of Paradise, bk. 2, ch. 1 (1920).)
One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 100, Conard (1915).)
Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. fragment on free labor (Sep. 17, 1859?). Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 462, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 3, eds. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969). Rambler (London, March 24, 1750), no. 2.)
Hope, and hopelessness, persist despite the facts.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Hope and despair ignore one another's cries.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
We have much to hope from the flowers.
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Naval Treaty," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
Hope likes justification, but can do without.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)