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“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope” Martin Luther


Hope is essential to life as the air I breathe, the food I eat, the water I drink, the rest my body demands. I think that hope is wired into our D.N.A. Only in a moment of true insanity does a man loose all hope and thus end his life. melanie jean juneau

“there is a profound difference between hoping and wishing, wishing encourages passivity, whereas hope represents an active stance.” Shane Lopez

"While there’s life, there’s hope" -Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. George Chakiris

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

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death. Elbert Hubbard

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. Victor Hugo

Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put my hope in Him. Michelangelo

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Gilbert K. Chesterton

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. Norman Cousins

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

Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope. Thomas Carlyle

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.George Eliot

To live without Hope is to Cease to live. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good. Calvin Coolidge

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

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him. Francois Rabelais

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Tertullian

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 pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man. Pliny the Elder

A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte


noun. expectation - expectancy - expectance - trust - promise
verb. trust - expect - anticipate

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My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By riginal on July 02, 2013 at 07:21 am

...and hope is the concrete foundation stone of unshakeable faith in oneself/G. A hopeless dark situation is just that. Cast aside the 'less' constrictive shroud off your persona,bask in the enlightened rays of incoming new found hope and the breeze created from the opening door of 'alternative' solutions to a vexing problem will make you gasp in you savor another breath of hope beyond your wildest expectations. At least God has given us the ability/capacity to hope! Cheers's hopeing.

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By melanie jean juneau on July 02, 2013 at 01:55 pm
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By Barbara MacDonald on July 03, 2013 at 05:45 pm

Once again we are on the same page...very nice. My favorite....“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope” Martin Luther...this man was so wise...RIP...

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By melanie jean juneau on July 03, 2013 at 07:50 pm

Uncanny-isn't it. We are so alike, that we hear the same message- actually it is funny, joyfully funny

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By Barbara MacDonald on July 03, 2013 at 08:00 pm

:)..interesting...have a nice evening my friend.

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