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  • “A drowning man will clutch at a straw. “ ~ Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
  • “Every cloud has a silver lining. “ ~ D.R. Locke (1863)
  • “Every jack has his jill; if only they can find each other. “ ~ R. Cotgrave (1611)
  • “Every pot will find its lid.” ~ Yiddish (on marriage)
  • “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. “ ~ Thomas Norton & Thomas Sackville (1536-1608)
  • “Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. “ ~ W. Rawley (1661)
  • “Hope springs eternal. “ ~ Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
  • “However long the night, the dawn will break. “ ~ African Proverb – Hausa Tribe
  • “If it were not for hope, the heart would break. “ ~ Greek (on attitude)
  • “Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows. “ ~ Australian Aborigine Saying
  • “Look at the bright side. “ ~ unknown
  • “Never give up hope. “ ~ unknown
  • “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.” ~ Native American (on impossibility)
  • “The darkest hours are just before dawn. “ ~ English Proverb
  • “Where there’s life, there’s hope. “ ~ Theocritus (c.270 BC)
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  • “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
    ~ Robert H. Schuller
  • “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~ Samuel Smiles
  • “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.” ~ Pittacus Lore
  • “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” ~ Laini Taylor
  • “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” ~ Tony DeLiso
  • “Walk on with hope in your heart,and you’ll never walk alone” ~ Shah Rukh Khan
  • “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
  • “Never give up. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
  • “What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” ~ Emil Brunner
  • “Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.” ~ Edward S. Ame

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