"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit."
- Wilma Rudolph
"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams."
- Oprah Winfrey
"'Hope' is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all
And sweetest in the Gale is heard
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm
I've heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me."
- Emily Dickinson
"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice."
- T.S. Eliot
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness"
- Desmond Tutu
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future."
- Robert H. Schuller
"Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another."
- Elie Wiesel
"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 though in him."
- Francois Rabelais
"This is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
- Orison Swett Marden
"Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment."
- Evan Esar
"Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic."
- Norman Cousins
"Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained."
- Seamus Heaney
"If it were not for hopes, the heart would break."
- Thomas Fuller
"At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division."
- Jesse Jackson
"Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor."
- Job 11:17-19
"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."
- Emily Dickinson
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Because of the tender mercy of our God, … our feet will be guided into the path of peace."
- Luke 178-179
"Give light and people will find the way."
- Ella Baker
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore."
- Andre Gide
"When you say a situation or person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God."
- Charles L. Allen
"Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures."
- Gene Brown
"Things 'turn out best' for the people who make the best of the way things 'turn out.'”
- Art Linkletter
"The door will be opened to anyone who knocks."
- Luke 11:10
The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.
- Maya Angelou