But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it...
Where legitimate opportunities are closed, illegitimate opportunities are seized. Whatever opens opportunity and hope will help to prevent crime and foster responsibility.
Lyndon B. Johnson quotes
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it.
Oscar Hammerstein II quotes
When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.
There are no hopeless situations, only people who think hopelessly.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfilment of that hope never entirely removes.
Thomas Hobbes quotes
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...