|Know then, whatever cheerful and serene|
Supports the mind, supports the body too:
Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel
Is hope, the balm and lifeblood of the soul.
John ArmstrongArt of Preserving Health. Bk. IV. L. 310.
|Our greatest good, and what we least can spare,|
Is hope: the last of all our evils, fear.
John ArmstrongArt of Preserving Health. Bk. IV. L. 318.
|It is to hope, though hope were lost.|
Mrs. BarbauldCome here, Fond Youth.
| For the hopes of men have been justly called waking dreams.|
Basil, Bishop of Cæsarea. (About 370). Letter to Gregory of Nazianzus. Found in A. Von Humboldts Cosmos.
|Hope! thou nurse of young desire.|
BickerstaffLove in a Village. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 1.
|The heart bowed down by weight of woe|
To weakest hope will cling.
Alfred BunnBohemian Girl.
|Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing.|
BurnsCotters Saturday Night. St. 16.
|Hope, withering, fledand Mercy sighed farewell.|
ByronCorsair. Canto I. St. 9.
For in that word that fatal word,howeer
We promise, hope, believe,there breathes despair.
ByronCorsair. St. 15.
|Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow|
Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
CampbellPleasures of Hope. Pt. I. L. 45.
|Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind,|
But leave,oh! leave the light of Hope behind!
CampbellPleasures of Hope. Pt. II. L. 375.
|Con la vida muchas cosas se remedian.|
With life many things are remedied.
(While theres life theres hope.)
|Hasta la muerte todo es vida.|
Until death all is life.
(While theres life theres hope.)
|I laugh, for hope hath happy place with me,|
If my bark sinks, tis to another sea.
Wm. Ellery ChanningA Poets Hope. St. 13.
|Ægroto dum anima est, spes est.|
To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
CiceroEpistolæ Ad Atticum. IX. 10.
| Maxima illecebra est peccandi impunitatis spes.|
The hope of impunity is the greatest inducement to do wrong.
CiceroOratio Pro Animo Milone. XVI.
|Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve,|
And hope without an object cannot live.
ColeridgeWork Without Hope. St. 2.
| And Hope enchanted smiled, and waved her golden hair.|
CollinsOde on the Passions. L. 3.
|But thou, O Hope, with eyes so fair,|
What was thy delighted measure?
Still it whisperd promised pleasure,
And bade the lovely scenes at distance hail!
CollinsOde on the Passions. L. 29.
|Hope! of all ills that men endure,|
The only cheap and universal cure.
Abraham CowleyThe Mistress. For Hope.
|Lasciate ogni speranza voi chentrate.|
Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
DanteInferno. III. 1. 9.
|Senza speme vivemo in desio.|
Still desiring, we live without hope.
DanteInferno. IV. 42.
| You ask what hope is. He (Aristotle) says it is a waking dream.|
Diogenes Laertius. Bk. V. 18. Ascribed to Pindar by StobæusSermon CIX; to Plato by ÆlianVar. Hist. XIII. 29.
| Hopes have precarious life.|
They are oft blighted, withered, snapped sheer off
In vigorous growth and turned to rottenness.
George EliotThe Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III.
|While there is life theres hope (he cried,)|
Then why such haste?so groand and died.
GayThe Sick Man and The Angel.
| Bei so grosser Gefahr kommt die leichteste Hoffnung in Anschlag.|
In so great a danger the faintest hope should be considered.
|Wir hoffen immer, und in allen Dingen|
Ist besser hoffen als verzweifeln.
We always hope, and in all things it is better to hope than to despair.
GoetheTorquato Tasso. III. 4. 197.
|Hope, like the gleaming tapers light,|
Adorns and cheers our way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.
GoldsmithThe Captivity. Act II. Sc. 1.
|In all my wanderings round this world of care,|
In all my griefsand God has given my share
I still had hopes my latest hours to crown,
Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down.
GoldsmithThe Deserted Village. L. 81.
|The wretch condemnd with life to part,|
Still, still on hope relies;
And every pang that rends the heart
Bids expectation rise.
|Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed,|
Less pleasing when possest;
The tear forgot as soon as shed,
The sunshine of the breast.
GrayOn a Distant Prospect of Eton College. St. 5.
|Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall;|
A mothers secret hope outlives them all.
HolmesA Mothers Secret.
| In all the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of the plums.|
Douglas JerroldJerrolds Wit. The Cats-paw.
| When there is no hope, there can be no endeavor.|
Samuel JohnsonThe Rambler. No. 110.
|So, when dark thoughts my boding spirit shroud,|
Sweet Hope! celestial influence round me shed
Waving thy silver pinions oer my head.
KeatsHope. St. 8.
| Lespérance, toute trompeuse quelle est, sert au moins à nous mener à la fin de la vie par un chemin agréable.|
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of life along an agreeable road.
La RochefoucauldMaximes. 168.
|One only hope my heart can cheer,|
The hope to meet again.
|Races, better than we, have leaned on her wavering promise,|
Having naught else but Hope.
LongfellowThe Children of the Lords Supper. L. 230.
| The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone.|
LongfellowHyperion. Bk. I. Ch. I.
|Who bids me Hope, and in that charming word|
Has peace and transport to my soul restord.
Lord LyttletonThe Progress of Love. Hope. Eclogue II. L. 41.
|Vita dum superest, bene est.|
While life remains it is well.
Mæcenas, quoted by Seneca, Epist., 101.
|Our dearest hopes in pangs are born,|
The kingliest Kings are crownd with thorn.
Gerald MasseyThe Kingliest Kings.
| Where peace|
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes,
That comes to all.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 65.
|What reinforcement we may gain from hope;|
If not, what resolution from despair.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 190.
|So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear,|
Farewell remorse: all good to me is lost;
Evil, be thou my good.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 108.
| Hope elevates, and joy|
Brightens his crest.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 633.
| Toutes choses, disoit un mot ancien, sont esperables à un homme, pendant quil vit.|
All things, said an ancient saw, may be hoped for by a man as long as he lives.
MontaigneEssays. Bk. II. Ch. III.
|Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.|
MontgomeryThe World before the Flood. Canto V.
|Oh! ever thus, from childhoods hour,|
Ive seen my fondest hopes decay;
I never loved a tree or flower,
But twas the first to fade away.
MooreLalla Rookh. Fire Worshippers.
|The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon|
Turns Ashesor it prospers; and anon,
Like Snow upon the Deserts dusty Face,
Lighting a little hour or twois gone.
Omar KhayyamRubaiyat. St. 16. FitzGeralds trans.
|Et res non semper, spes mihi semper adest.|
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
OvidHeroides. XVIII. 178.
|Nam multa præter spem scio multis bona evenisse,|
At ego etiam qui speraverint, spem decepisse multos.
For I know that many good things have happened to many, when least expected; and that many hopes have been disappointed.
PlautusRudens. II. 3. 69; Mostellaria. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 71.
|Hope springs eternal in the human breast;|
Man never is, but always to be blest.
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. I. L. 95.
| Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.|
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. II. L. 273.
|For hope is but the dream of those that wake!|
PriorSolomon on the Vanity of the World. Bk. III. L. 102.
|Our hopes, like towring falcons, aim|
At objects in an airy height;
The little pleasure of the game
Is from afar to view the flight.
PriorTo Hon. Chas. Montague.
|Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.|
Proverbs. XIII. 12.
| Et spes inanes, et velut somnia quædam, vigilantium.|
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
Quintilian. VI. 2. 27.
|Who against hope believed in hope.|
Romans. IV. 18.
|Hope dead lives nevermore,|
No, not in heaven.
Christina G. RossettiDead Hope.
|Who in Lifes battle firm doth stand|
Shall bear Hopes tender blossoms
Into the Silent Land.
J. G. Van SalisSong of the Silent Land.
|Verzweifle keiner je, dem in der trübsten Nacht|
Der Hoffnung letzte Sterne schwinden.
Let no one despair, even though in the darkest night the last star of hope may disappear.
SchillerOberon. I. 27.
|The sickening pang of hope deferrd.|
ScottLady of the Lake. Canto III. St. 22.
|Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.|
ScottLady of the Lake. Canto IV. St. 1.
|Omnia homini, dum vivit, speranda sunt.|
All things are to be hoped by a man as long as he is alive. (A very effeminate saying.)
Our hap is loss, our hope but sad despair.
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 9.
The hopes of court! my hopes in heaven do dwell.
Henry VIII. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 458.
|The miserable have no other medicine|
But only hope:
Ive hope to live, and am prepard to die.
Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 2.
|True hope is swift, and flies with swallows wings:|
Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.
Richard III. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 23.
|Hope is a lovers staff; walk hence with that|
And manage it against despairing thoughts.
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 246.
| Worse than despair,|
Worse than the bitterness of death, is hope.
ShelleyThe Cenci. Act V. Sc. 4.
| Through the sunset of hope,|
Like the shapes of a dream,
What paradise islands of glory gleam!
ShelleyHellas. Semi-chorus I.
| To hope till hope creates|
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates.
ShelleyPrometheus. Act IV. Last stanza.
|But hope will make thee young, for Hope and Youth|
Are children of one mother, even Love.
ShelleyRevolt of Islam. Canto VIII. St. 27.
| It is never right to consider that a man has been made happy by fate, until his life is absolutely finished, and he has ended his existence.|
|We do not stray out of all words into the ever silent;|
We do not raise our hands to the void for things beyond hope.
Rabindranath TagoreGardener. 16.
|Behold, we know not anything;|
I can but trust that good shall fall
At lastfar offat last, to all,
And every winter change to spring.
TennysonIn Memoriam. LIV.
|The mighty hopes that make us men.|
TennysonIn Memoriam. LXXXV.
|Ego spem pretio non emo.|
I do not buy hope with money.
TerenceAdelphi. II. 2. 12.
|Væ misero mihi! quanta de spe decidi.|
Woe to my wretched self! from what a height of hope have I fallen!
TerenceHeauton timorumenos. II. 3. 9.
| For the living there is hope, for the dead there is none.|
TheocritusIdyl. IV. 42.
|Spes fovet, et fore eras semper ait melius.|
Hope ever urges on, and tells us to-morrow will be better.
TibullusCarmina. II. 6. 20.
|Vestras spes uritis.|
You burn your hopes.
VergilÆneid. V. 68.
| Speravimus ista|
Dum fortuna fuit.
Such hopes I had while fortune was kind.
VergilÆneid. X. 42.
|Behind the cloud the starlight lurks,|
Through showers the sunbeams fall;
For God, who loveth all his works,
Has left his Hope with all.
WhittierDream of Summer.
|Hope told a flattering tale|
That joy would soon return;
Ah, naught my sighs avail
For love is doomed to mourn.
John Wolcot. Song introduced into the Opera, Artaxerxes.
| Is Man|
A child of hope? Do generations press
On generations, without progress made?
Halts the individual, ere his hairs be gray,
WordsworthThe Excursion. Bk. V.
|Hopes; what are they?Beads of morning|
Strung on slender blades of grass;
Or a spiders web adorning
In a straight and treacherous pass.
WordsworthHopes, What are They?
|Hope tells a flattering tale,|
Delusive, vain and hollow.
Ah! let not hope prevail,
Lest disappointment follow.
Miss WrotherIn the Universal Songster. Vol. II. P. 86.
|Hope of all passions, most befriends us here.|
YoungNight Thoughts. Night VII. L. 1,470.
|Hope, like a cordial, innocent, though strong,|
Mans heart, at once, inspirits, and serenes,
Nor makes him pay his wisdom for his joys.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night VII. L. 1,514.
|Confiding, though confounded; hoping on,|
Untaught by trial, unconvinced by proof,
And ever looking for the never-seen.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 116.
|Prisoners of hope.|
Zachariah. IX. 12.