Hope

I’m only a cockeyed optimist. I am stuck like a dope with a thing called hope and I cant get it out of my head. —  Richard Rogers

Be joyful because you have hope. (Romans 12:12 NCV)

Without hope you have no future. Ray Cross

Hope cannot make wrong right. Ray Cross

Don’t let hope-destroying people hold you back. Don’t give jealous people the satisfaction of seeing you stumble.

Develop a defense against people who want to convince you that you cant do it. Accept negative advice only as a challenge.  — David J. Schwartz

The number one obstacle to high level success is the feeling that major accomplishment is beyond reach.  —  David J. Schwartz

No wise person will consider himself well dressed unless his mind is wearing a Positive Idea as a shield against the negative forces that will strike him before his workday begins.  —  Robert Schuller

Hope for the best and make the best of what you get.

Life with hope is lived in the tension between the present and the anticipated future. — Ray Cross

Where there is hope there is life. — Ray Cross

The ladder of hope has nothing to stand on here below; it is held up from above.

Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. With hope they dream and think and work. — Charles Sawyer

There is not better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope. — Roy Z. Kemp

If it were not for hope the heart would break.

Patience walks with a steady tread,
Faith, with uplifting eyes,
But hope, tiptoeing on ahead,
Sees first the sun rise. — Isla Paschal Richardson

The best we can hope for is unyielding despair. — Bertrand Russell, athiest

I’m only a cockeyed optimist. I am stuck like a dope with a thing called hope and I cant get it out of my head. — Richard Rogers

Be joyful because you have hope. (Romans 12:12 NCV)

Without hope you have no future. — Ray Cross

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. — Ray

In vision hope for the best; in planning anticipate the worst. — Ray Cross

HOPE
Is this world of sin and sorrow,
Compassed round with many a care,
From eternity we borrow
Hope that can exclude despair.

Thee, triumphant God and Saviour,
In the glass of faith we see!
O assist each faint endeavour!
Raise our earth-born souls to thee.

Place that awful scene before us,
Of the last tremendous day,–
When to life thou wilt restore us;
Lingering ages, haste away!

When this vile and sinful nature
Incorruption shall put on:
Life renewing, glorious Saviour,
Let thy glorious will be done.

 

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Hope in God
As the deer pants for streams of water,

so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
while men say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Saviour and my God.

By day Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me –
a prayer to the God of my life.
— Psalm 42: 1-3, 5, 8

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Hope
There is no grave on earth’s broad chart
But has some bird to cheer it;
So hope sings on in every breast,
Although we may not hear it;
And if today the heavy wing
Of sorrow is oppressing,
Perchance tomorrow’s sun may bring
The weary heart a blessing.

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HOPE
The rainbow is God’s promise
Of hope for you and me,
And though the clouds hang heavy
And the sun we cannot see.
We know above the dark clouds
That fill the stormy sky
Hope’s rainbow will come shining through
When the clouds have drifted by.
–Helen Steiner Rice