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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A good hope is better than a bad possession.  1
Always you are to be rich next year.  2
As broken a ship as this has come to land.  3
As long as there is life there is hope.  4
Daylight will peep through a small hole.  5
Do not hang by one hope only.  Modern Greek.  6
Feed famished hope with the cold alms of pity.  Aaron Hill.  7
Great hopes make great men.  8
He feeds himself on false hopes.  9
He gains much who loses a vain hope.  Italian.  10
He may hope for the best that is prepared for the worst.  11
He that hopes no good fears no ill.  12
He that wants hope is the poorest man alive.  13
He who travels with hope has poverty for his coachman.  German.  14
Hope and expectation are a fool’s income.  Danish.  15
Hope and joy are the daughters of prosperity and grief of adversity.  Petrarch.  16
Hope and hang on when you are wrecked.  Century Magazine.  17
Hope and strive is the way to thrive.  18
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.  Bible.  19
Hope for the best.  20
Hope holds up the head.  21
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.  22
Hope is a lover’s staff.  23
Hope is a waking dream.  Pliny, Coke.  24
Hope is an egg of which one may get the yolk, another the white and a third the shell.  Danish.  25
Hope is as cheap as despair.  26
Hope is but the dream of those that wake.  Prior.  27
Hope is grief’s best music.  28
Hope is our only comfort in adversity.  Latin.  29
Hope is sweeter than possession.  Bulwer.  30
Hope is the best medicine and fortunately it is in the power of every doctor to dispense it.  Punch.  31
Hope is the bread of the unhappy.  32
Hope is the dream of a man awake.  Plato.  33
Hope is the pillar of the world.  Woloffs (Africa).  34
Hope is the poor man’s bread.  Italian.  35
Hope maketh the fool rich.  German.  36
Hope of all passions most befriends us here.  Young.  37
Hope on, hope ever.  38
Hope springs eternal in the human breast,
Man never is but always to be blest.  Pope.
Hope thinks nothing difficult; despair tells us that difficulty is insurmountable.  Watts.  40
Hope, thou nurse of young desire.  Bickerstaff.  41
Hope to the end.  New Testament.  42
Hope well and have well.  43
Hopers go to hell.  44
Hopes and fears checker human life.  45
Hopes delayed hang the heart upon the tenter hooks.  46
Hopes of pardon mend not, but encourage criminals.  47
How void of reason are our hopes and fears.  Juvenal.  48
If it were not for hope, the heart would break.  49
In the greatest ill the good man hath hope left.  50
It is a poor heart in which hope cannot find something to feed upon.  51
It is hope alone makes us willing to live.  52
Nane so well but he hopes to be better.  53
No condition so low but may have hopes, none so high but may have fears.  54
Not to have hope is the poorest of all conditions.  55
The hope of the man that is hanging that the rope may break; i.e., a faint hope.  56
The man who lives by hope will die by hunger.  Italian.  57
The mighty hopes that make us men.  Tennyson.  58
The miserable have no other medicine,
But only hope.  Shakespeare.
True hope is swift and flies with swallows’ wings,
Kings it makes gods and meaner creatures kings.  Shakespeare.
Were it not for hope the heart would break.  Scotch.  61
When the night’s darkest dawn’s nearest.  62
When there is no hope there can be no endeavor.  Dr. Johnson.  63
While I live I hope.  64
While there is life there’s hope.  Italian, Portuguese, Latin.  65
Who could live without hope?  French.  66
Without hope there is no energy.  67
You cannot purchase hope with money.  68

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