Wednesday, November 5, 2008


hope v. To wish for something with expectation. -n. A desire accompanied by confident expectation.

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
~Martin Luther King Jr.

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
~Pearl S. Buck

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
~Barbara Kingsolver

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
~Albert Einstein

But if we hope for what we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
~Romans 8:25

Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope: In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation, a belief in things not seen, a belief that there are better days ahead.
~Barack Obama

Wherefore, there must be faith; and if there must be faith there must also be hope; and if there must be hope there must also be charity.
~Moroni 10:20

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 chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
~Emily Dickenson


A Girl Called Dallan said...

A beautiful post. Thank you.

Amy said...

Amen! I feel hopeful too.

SharonB said...

I am touched. I love you mom

Susie Collins said...

Thank you for all the lovely quotations and poem. These are very exciting times and I am indeed filled with hope! It's going to be quite a ride with such an eloquent and inspirational president.

PS Yes! That's the ID I was looking for. Mahalo & Aloha!

celia said...

ooh, I can comment now; you have an anonymous; I'm getting "clever"--


beautiful posts; very inspiring, Catherine--

I needed them today; I need to hope--

THANK you--