Hope: ( wish...longing...expect... )

A healthy community is one in which the elderly protect, care for, love and assist the younger ones to provide continuity and hope. (Founder Gray Panthers) --- Maggie Kuhn

All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. --- Woodrow Wilson 1856

Always direct your thoughts to those truths that will give you confidence, hope, joy, love, thanksgiving, and turn away your mind from those that inspire you with fear, sadness, depression. --- Bertrand Wilbertforce

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few more upon it. --- Albert Schweitzer 1875

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. --- Martin Luther 1483

Expect nothing; be prepared for anything. --- Samurai saying

Fulfilment is reaching your own expectations, not the expectations of others. --- Anon xxxx

Great hopes make great men. --- Thomas Fuller 1608

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. --- Henry Ward Beecher 1813

Hope is itself a species of happiness and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

I am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future, for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life. --- Charles F Kettering 1876

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again. --- William Penn 1644

I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

I hear an almost inaudible but pervasive discontent with the price we pay for our current materialism. And I hear a fluttering of hope that there might be more to life than bread and circuses. --- Bill Moyers

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. --- Soren Kierkegaard 1813

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. --- Henry Ford 1863

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. --- Plato 426BC

If you aspire to anything better than politics, expect no cooperation from men. They will not further anything good. You must prevail of your own force, as a plant springs and grows by its own vitality. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius. --- Joseph Addison 1672

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. --- Charles F Kettering 1876

Limited expectations yield only limited results. --- Susan Laurson Willig

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying. --- Christian Furchtegott Gellert

Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn. --- Kalidasa

Look to this day… In it lies all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes every yesteday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. --- Sanskrit Proverb

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