Hope


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"Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."
From the film, 'Hope Floats'
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. The Trumpet of Conscience, Martin Luther King Jr.

Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom's cause. Hope is what led me here today -- with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation ..." Barak Obama

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. Victor Hugo

All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let's live with hope. Henri Nouwen
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
Anne Lamott

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Pearl S. Buck

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
George Iles

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
David, Ancient King of Israel

To this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
Paul, Follower of Jesus
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(Thanks for the "Hope Floats' prompt, Laura.)

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