Quotations About / On: HOPE

  • 21.
    I hope all your teeth have cavities, and don't forget abscess makes the heart grow fonder.
    (Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, insulting his bumbling shill Chico (Chico Marx) at an auction of worthless real estate (1929). Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.)
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  • 22.
    I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to an end all wars.
    (David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, prime minister. speech, Nov. 11, 1918, House of Commons, London. Hansard, col. 2463. on the day that the armistice was signed between the allied powers and Germany. The war that will end war had already been used as the title of a novel by H.G. Wells (1914).)
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  • 23.
    There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics.
    (Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist. "The Tragedy of Women's Emancipation," Anarchism and Other Essays (1910).)
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  • 24.
    What makes us heroic?—Confronting simultaneously our supreme suffering and our supreme hope.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 519, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 268 (1882).)
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  • 25.
    Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
    (Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), U.S. gospel singer, and Evan Mcloud Wylie. Movin' On Up, ch. 6, written with Evan McLoud Wylie (1966).)
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  • 26.
    In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 298 (1678).)
  • 27.
    So much for Mrs. Hollis' nine months of pain and 20 years of hope.
    (Alvah Bessie, Ranald MacDougall, and Lester Cole. Raoul Walsh. Nameless GI, Objective Burma, cutting dog tags off a dead GI (1945).)
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  • 28.
    We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
    (Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. Dissertations, fragment 30.)
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  • 29.
    But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 51 (1871). Real name: Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
  • 30.
    Until that time comes I'll live a thousand hopes, die a thousand times.
    (Edward T. Lowe. Erle C. Kenton. Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney), House of Dracula, waiting to see if he's cured, or if he'll turn into the Wolf Man when the moon rises (1945).)
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