Quotes with hope
To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But, then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love, to be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy, therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness — I hope you're getting this down.
Love and Death (1975)
Behind the black portent of the new atomic age lies a hope which, seized upon with faith, can work out salvation ... Let us not deceive ourselves: we must elect world peace or world destruction.
Address to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (June 14, 1946)
When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there's no way you could be a good winner. And I hope to God I never see these people again.
On accepting her Razzie Award for Worst Actress.
I only hope that we shall not wait to adopt the program until after our astronomers have reported a new and unsuspected aster[oid] moving across their fields of vision with menacing speed. At that point it will be too late!
Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, for those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Fortune, you have accomplished nothing by resisting all my endeavours. I have fought, till now, for my country's freedom, and not for my own, I did not strive so doggedly to be free, but only to live among the free. Now, since the affairs of mankind are beyond hope, let Cato be withdrawn to safety.
According to Seneca's Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, Cato the Younger cried out these words prior to stabbing himself with the sword and eventually taking his own life.
The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.
It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere.
Charity is the power of defending that which we know to be indefensible. Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.
While I breathe, I hope
Translates from Latin "dum spiro spero". State motto of California.
The ethical view of the universe involves us at last in so many cruel and absurd contradictions, where the last vestiges of faith, hope, charity, and even of reason itself, seem ready to perish, that I have come to suspect that the aim of creation cannot be ethical at all. I would fondly believe that its object is purely spectacular: a spectacle for awe, love, adoration, or hate, if you like, but in this view -- and in this view alone -- never for despair!
Some Reminiscences (1912)
There is far more danger of harm than there is hope of good in any radical changes.
Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (July 5, 1926).
I know one’s work isn’t judged by the number of pounds the scores weigh, but all the same, I hope I have enough years left to work and to produce more, because I really feel I haven’t written enough.
Interview with The New York Times in 1986.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
America is today the hope of all honorable men who respect the rights of their fellow men and who believe in the principle of freedom and justice.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Against the dark background of the atomic bomb, the United States does not wish merely to present strength, but also the desire and the hope for peace.
United Nations address on peaceful uses of atomic energy "Atoms for Peace" (December 8, 1953)
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology (1968)
Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for fame. I hope I won't ever do that.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you had first hoped.
After our ages-long journey from savagery to civility, let's hope we haven't bought a round-trip ticket.
We must never surrender. America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1791)
I hope the whole mechanical myth will go down the drain. I’m tired of it.
Talking about critics who suggested that good sex was simply a matter of technique interview with The Time Magazine (May. 25, 1970)
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
The Day of Affirmation speech to National Union of South African Students members at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on June 6, 1966
I have not urged a mechanical fusion of the civil rights and peace movements. There are people who have come to see the moral imperative of equality, but who cannot yet see the moral imperative of world brotherhood. I would like to see the fervor of the civil-rights movement imbued into the peace movement to instill it with greater strength. And I believe everyone has a duty to be in both the civil-rights and peace movements. But for those who presently choose but one, I would hope they will finally come to see the moral roots common to both.
Speech at an antiwar demonstration, April 15, 1967.
Some day I hope the critics will say of me, not only that I wear a sarong becomingly, but also that I gave a good performance. I've never had any real theatrical training you know.
With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling and loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State -- with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be used -- I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword.
On resigning his commission (1861). He was soon appointed to the Virginia Militia and later headed the Confederate Army.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one, I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
Babies are necessary to grownups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things--wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
It is my earnest hope, and indeed the hope of all mankind, that from this solemn occasion a better world shalll emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past.
How it shortens the road to success to make a wise choice of one's occupation early, to be started on the road of a proper career while young, full of hope, while the animal spirits are high, and enthusiasm is vigorous; to feel that every step we take, that every day's work we do, that every blow we strike helps to broaden, deepen, and enrich life!
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
We little realize what a large part of our achievement is due to others working through us, to their sharpening our faculties, radiating hope, encouragement, and helpfulness into our lives, and sustaining and inspiring us mentally.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I'm still proud of those days. I feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement, and I hope I did my part to help it move forward. So, I kind of wear the label of 'Bathhouse Betty' with pride.
In Houston Voice, October 23, 1998.
If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
Winnie the Pooh
I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I’m not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the road blocks that stand in our path. I’m not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight. I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
During his re-election victory in Chicago on 11/7/2012.
I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
Interview published on Breibart.com, 1/26/2013
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
I am a believer that color affects people's moods. Seeing Michelle Obama's bright color choices, and how she made people smile and reinforced Obama's platforms of hope and change, was inspiring. And really, isn't it so refreshing to see young, beautiful children in the White House again? To quote a song from my favorite musical, La Cage Aux Folles—the best of times is now!
Quoted in "Fashion Designer: Lilly Pulitzer", Elle, March 30, 2009
There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man's heart and soul, the man's worth and actions, determine his standing.
Letter, Oyster Bay, NY, September 1, 1903
The real obstacles lie in the heart of man, and the cure for these is a firm hope, informed and fortified by thought.
Proposed Roads To Freedom (1918)
There's yet a hope beyond deceiving, and yet a home beyond the tomb; where rests the soul, - oh never grieving; It is, it is the spirit's home...
"The exile; a duet.", poem
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August.
Don’t shed a tear for me, nigga I ain’t happy here, I hope they bury me and send me to my rest, headlines reading murdered to death, my last breath.
One need not hope in order to undertake, nor succeed in order to persevere.
Even Hitler didn't wake up going, "let me do the most evil thing I can do today." I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was "good." Stuff like that just needs reprogramming. ... I wake up every day full of hope, positive that every day is going to be better than yesterday. And I'm looking to infect people with my positivity. I think I can start an epidemic.
Quoted in Daily Record (December 22, 2007). This statement was often misquoted.
Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.
Quoting St Francis of Assisi, on her 1979 election victory.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.
Footprints of a Dream : The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples (1959)
And to all you folks out there, I want to thank you for the last fifty years of my career. And I hope I can keep at it another fifty years - or at least until I can get it right.
I've been allowed a few more years - I hope. My lung capacity is naturally limited now, but I had a pretty good set before the disease hit me, so it isn't too noticeable in my everyday life.
Let's say I hope that I appeal to the more carefree times in a person's life rather than to his reasoning adulthood. I'd just like to be an image that reminds someone of joy rather than of the problems of the world.
Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning.
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960)
Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.
The Preface To ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’, 1891
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894
I hope somebody hits .400 soon. Then people can start pestering that guy with questions about the last guy to hit .400.
When a subject is highly controversial -- and any question about sex is that -- one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one's audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker.
A Room of One's Own (1929)
Religion is a symptom of irrational belief and groundless hope.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.
Thing is, hope’s for sissies.
House, Living the Dream. By Dr. Gregory House.
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.