„The best that we can hope for in this life is that we shall not have sons and grandsons of whom we need to be ashamed.“
„Some say we need to be more patient. What we cannot, must not do is sit back and hope for the best.“
— Jo Cox UK politician 1974 - 2016
We nominated Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership. Now we regret it (6 May 2016)
„Able to save to the uttermost, "Lord to whom shall we go; Thou hast the words of eternal life?" Thou who hast abolished death, upon whom else shall we suspend our immortality?“
— Henry Melvill British academic 1798 - 1871
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 231.
„There are times we don't want to hear about the need to temper our best hopes in order to achieve our most vital security. But we still need to do it. Before we can triumph, we must survive. Before liberty can prevail, the possibility of liberty must be preserved.“
— Alan Keyes American politician 1950
2000, Speech at McKay Events Center in Orem, Utah, September 22, 2000. http://renewamerica.us/archives/speeches/00_09_22mckay.htm.
— Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington British soldier and statesman 1769 - 1852
As quoted in Wellington and His Friends (1965) by Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, p. 138, and in The Economist (16 June 2005) http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?story_id=4079435
„We don’t need to be in dire straits to need to feel hope. On a perfectly beautiful, sunny, clear day when everything is going just right, you can still use hope. That we are able to be content within is the most hopeful message there is. That we can find that one thing the heart has searched for, for so long, is a very hopeful message. That’s the message I bring. And that brings people hope. That is what is important for all of us: that hope, that idea of self-fulfillment, that idea of being able to have contentment in one’s life.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Undated, Source: Conversation with Prem Rawat The Prem Rawat Foundation
„Peace needs to be in everyone's life. Of all the things we have tried in this world, there is one thing we have never given a chance. That one thing is peace. If we want to hope for something, maybe we could hope in our heart that peace will come in our life. The peace that we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt, and I can help you get in touch with it. It is not the world that needs peace; it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Undated, Source: Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prem_Rawat.
„When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.“
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
— Edward Abbey, kniha Desert Solitaire
— Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957
Joy: Share it! (2017), Joy: Share it! p. 54.
„If we truly feel that the Lord liveth, before whom we stand, we shall want nothing else for our work but His smile; and we shall feel that the light of His face is all we need. That thought should deaden our love for outward things. How the things that we fever our souls by pursuing, and fret our hearts when we lose, will cease to attract! How small and vulgar the " prizes " of life, as people call them, will appear!“
— Alexander Maclaren British minister 1826 - 1910
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 127.
„I feel I am privileged to express a hope. The hope is this: that we shall have peace throughout the world: that we shall abolish wars, and settle all international differences at the conference table: that we shall abolish all atom and hydrogen bombs, before they abolish us first.“
— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
In response to journalist for his views on the future of mankind at his 70th birthday (16 April 1959)
„It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us. The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, Farewell Speech (2017), Context: When you encounter obstacles — because I guarantee you, you will, and many of you already have — when you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something that my husband and I have talked about since we first started this journey nearly a decade ago, something that has carried us through every moment in this White House and every moment of our lives, and that is the power of hope — the belief that something better is always possible if you're willing to work for it and fight for it. It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us. The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves.
„We can't undo a single thing we have ever done, but we can make decisions today that propel us to the life we want and towards the healing we need.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 152
„Art is the expression of the conviction that we can have a rational relationship with the world and each other. It isn't the faith or hope that we can, it is the demonstration that we can.“
— Edward Bond English writer best known as a dramatist 1934
Programme note for We Come to the River (1976); cited from Lear (London: Methuen, 1983) p. xii.
„We are called to honor our own words of reverent prayer with resolution in the deeds we must perform to preserve peace and the hope of freedom. We keep a vigil of peace around the world. Until the world knows no aggressors, until the arms of tyranny have been laid down, until freedom has risen up in every land, we shall maintain our vigil to make sure our sons who died on foreign fields shall not have died in vain.“
— Lyndon B. Johnson American politician, 36th president of the United States (in office from 1963 to 1969) 1908 - 1973
1960s, Memorial Day speech (1963)