Hope & Faith

Hope is the only God common to all men; those who have nothing more, possess hope still.

Take hope from the heart of man, and you have left a beast of prey.

More are taken in by hope than by cunning.

Hope is as great an enemy of courage as is fear.

Those who feed on hope, hang on but do not live.

Everything is endured - disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui - in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable.

I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free.

And hope enough to remove fears concerning the future.

Hope springs eternal.

He that is ever doubting is like the flood of the sea which is moved and borne about with the wind, and that man is is not likely to receive the gifts of God.

Faith is our awareness of something greater than our selves, to which we are connected.

Faith without skepticism is not faith. It is superstition.

If a man has a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.

Those who believe and do not obscure their faith with wrong, they are those who shall have security and shall be guided.

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives; it is the only way we can leave the future open. Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more securely.

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.

Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

To have a rainbow, you have to have a little rain.


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