Great guts and small hopes. [ Proverb ]
Great hopes make great men. [ Proverb ]
The mighty hopes that make us men. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ]
He that hopes no good fears no ill. [ Proverb ]
The sandal-tree perfumes when riven
The axe that laid it low:
Let man who hopes to be forgiven
Forgive and bless his foe. [ Sadi ]
Hopes and fears chequer human life. [ Proverb ]
Oh, no! My heart can never be
Again in lightest hopes the same;
The love that lingers there for thee
Hath more of ashes than of flame. [ Miss Landon ]
First our pleasures die - and then
Our hopes, and then our fears - and when
These are dead, the debt is due.
Dust claims dust - and we die too. [ Shelley ]
O world! how many hopes thou dost engulf! [ A. de Musset ]
To purchase Heaven has gold the power?
Can gold remove the mortal hour?
In life can love be bought with gold?
Are friendship's pleasures to be sold?
No - all that's worth a wish - a thought.
Fair virtue gives unbribed, unbought.
Cease then on trash thy hopes to bind,
Let nobler views engage thy mind. [ Dr. Johnson ]
He that lives upon hopes will die fasting. [ Benjamin Franklin ]
He that hopes not for good fears not evil. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Our dearest hopes in pangs are born,
The kingliest Kings are crown'd with thorn. [ Gerald Massey, The Kingliest Kings ]
When our hopes break, let our patience hold. [ Thomas Fuller ]
He that follows the Lord hopes to go before. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The hopes of zeal are not wholly groundless. [ Johnson ]
Death surprises us in the midst of our hopes. [ Proverb ]
In genial spring, beneath the quivering shade,
Where cooling vapors breathe along the mead,
The patient fisher takes his silent stand.
Intent, his angle trembling in his hand;
With looks unmoved, he hopes the scaly breed.
And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed. [ Pope ]
Hopes delayed hang the heart upon tenterhooks. [ Proverb ]
Despotic conscience rules our hopes and fears. [ Ovid ]
None is so old but he hopes for a year longer. [ Proverb ]
Progress, man's distinctive mark alone,
Not God's and not the beasts': God is, they are;
Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be. [ Browning ]
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. [ Proverb ]
O days remembered well! remembered all!
The bitter sweet, the honey and the gall;
Those garden rambles in the silent night.
Those trees so shady, and that moon so bright.
That thickset alley by the arbor closed.
That woodbine seat where we at last reposed;
And then the hopes that came and then were gone.
Quick as the clouds beneath the moon past on. [ Crabbe ]
With equal foot (rich friend), impartial Fate
Knocks at the cottage and the palace gate;
Life's span forbids thee to extend thy cares
And stretch thy hopes beyond thy destined years:
Night soon will seize, and you must quickly go
To storied ghosts and Pluto's house below. [ Horace ]
We must always have old memories and young hopes. [ Arsene Houssaye ]
Fancy brings us as many vain hopes as idle fears. [ Humboldt ]
Hopes of pardon mend not, but encourage criminals. [ Proverb ]
Youth! youth! how buoyant are thy hopes! they turn,
Like marigolds, toward the sunny side. [ Jean Ingelow ]
He that hath right, fears; he that hath wrong, hopes. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Hopes and regrets are the sweetest links of existence. [ L. E. Landon ]
Facts are plain spoken; hopes and figures are its aversion. [ Addison ]
We have but one instant to live, and we have hopes for years. [ Flechier ]
Society becomes my glittering bride, and airy hopes my children. [ Wordsworth ]
A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them. [ George Eliot ]
Man must have some fears, hopes, and cares, for the coming morrow. [ Schiller ]
To be deceived by a promise, is worse than to be put by one's hopes. [ Proverb ]
I too was once a youth with curly locks, rich in courage and in hopes. [ Lortzing ]
No condition so low but may have hopes, none so high but may have fears. [ Proverb ]
Regard not dreams, since they are but the images of our hopes and fears. [ Cato ]
A man who flatters a woman hopes either to find her a fool or to make her one. [ Richardson ]
What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease. [ Richter ]
Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes. [ Lady Blessington ]
Evasive of the bridal day, she gives fond hopes to all, and all with hope deceives. [ Pope ]
There is no man easier to deceive than he who hopes; for he aids in his own deceit. [ Bossuet ]
He that would soothe sorrow must not argue on the vanity of the most deceitful hopes. [ Walter Scott ]
O human beauty, what a dream art thou, that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee! [ Barry Cornwall ]
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. [ Bacon ]
The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor. [ Marguerite de Valois ]
They that marry ancient people merely in expectation to bury them, hang themselves in hopes that some one will come and cut the halter. [ Thomas Fuller ]
Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny, and your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
Home is the chief school of human virtue. Its responsibilities, joys, sorrows, smiles, tears, hopes, and solicitudes, form the chief interests of human life. [ Channing ]
They who neglect the opportunity of reaping a small advantage in hopes they shall obtain a better, are far from acting on a reasonable and welladvised foundation. [ S. Croxall ]
Youth beholds happiness gleaming in the prospect. Age looks back on the happiness of youth, and, instead of hopes, seeks its enjoyment in the recollection of hope. [ Coleridge ]
The stranger who turneth away from a house with disappointed hopes leaveth there his own offences, and departeth, taking with him all the good actions of the owner. [ Hitopadesa ]
Men of dissolute lives have little incentive to look forward to the hopes and glories of immortality. A due conception of these would be incompatible with such a life. [ Beecher ]
Is it not strange, the way in which good angels seem to take up the thread of our dropped hopes and endeavors, and wind them up for us, we know not how, till it is all done? [ Miss Muloch ]
Child of earth and earthly sorrows - child of God and immortal hopes - arise from thy sadness, gird up the loins of thy mind, and with unfaltering energy press toward thy rest and reward on high. [ E. L. Magoon ]
No receipt openeth the heart but a true friend, to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession. [ Bacon ]
Abridge your hopes in proportion to the shortness of the span of human life; for while we converse, the hours, as if envious of our pleasure, fly away. Enjoy, therefore, the present time, and trust not too much to what tomorrow may produce. [ Horace ]
What laborious days, what watchings by the midnight lamp, what rackings of the brain, what hopes and fears, what long lives of laborious study, are here sublimized into print, and condensed into the narrow compass of these surrounding shelves! [ Horace Smith ]
Many classes are always praising the by-gone time, for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak, the era of their strength; the sick, the season of their vigor; and the disappointed, the springtime of their hopes! [ C. Bingham ]
As the rose-tree is composed of the sweetest flowers, and the sharpest thorns; as the heavens are sometimes overcast — alternately tempestuous and serene — so is the life of man intermingled with hopes and fears, with joys and sorrows, with pleasures and with pains. [ Burton ]
Of him that hopes to be forgiven it is indispensably required that he forgive. It is, therefore, superfluous to urge any other motive. On this great duty eternity is suspended, and to him that refuses to practise it, the throne of mercy is inaccessible, and the Saviour of the world has been born in vain. [ Johnson ]
Quality and title have such allurements that hundreds are ready to give up all their own importance, to cringe. to flatter, to look little, and to pall every pleasure in constraint, merely to be among the great, though without the least hopes of improving their understanding or sharing their generosity. They might be happier among their equals. [ Goldsmith ]
The mother begins her process of training with the infant in her arms. It is she who directs, so to speak, its first mental and spiritual pulsations; she conducts it along the impressible years of childhood and youth, and hopes to deliver it to the rough contests and tumultuous scenes of life, armed by those good principles which her child has received from maternal care and love. [ D. Webster ]
Wherever there is a sky above him and a world around him, the poet is in his place; for here too is man's existence, with its infinite longings and small acquirings; its ever-thwarted, ever-renewed endeavours; its unspeakable aspirations, its fears and hopes that wander through eternity; and all the mystery of brightness and of gloom that it was ever made of, in any age or climate, since man first began to live. [ Carlyle ]
When the dusk of evening had come on, and not a sound disturbed the sacred stillness of the place, - when the bright moon poured in her light on tomb and monument, on pillar, wall, and arch, and most of all (it seemed to them) upon her quiet grave, - in that calm time, when all outward things and inward thoughts teem with assurances of immortality, and worldly hopes and fears are humbled in the dust before them, - then, with tranquil and submissive hearts they turned away, and left the child with God. [ Dickens ]
True hope is based on energy of character. A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope, because it knows the mutability of human affairs and how slight a circumstance may change the whole course of events. Such a spirit, too, rests upon itself, it is not confined to partial views, or to one particular object. And if at last all should be lost, it has saved itself, its own integrity and worth. Hope awakens courage, while despondency is the last of all evils, it is the abandonment of good, the giving up of the battle of life with dead nothingness. He who can implant courage in the human soul is the best physician. [ Von Knebel (German), Translated by Mrs. Austin ]
The love of a mother is never exhausted; it never changes, it never tires. A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands; but a mother's love endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world's condemnation, a mother still loves on, and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways, and repent; she still remembers the infant smiles that once filled her bosom with rapture, the merry laugh, the joyful shout of Iris childhood, the opening promise of his youth; and she can never be brought to think him all unworthy. [ W. Irving ]