Hope is a Four Letter Word


“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.” – Arthur Miller

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle

“To live without hope is to cease to live.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.” – William Shakespeare

“Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

Do you believe in hope? Please share your thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “Hope is a Four Letter Word

  1. Blessing of Hope
    by Jan Richardson

    So may we know
    the hope
    that is not just
    for someday
    but for this day –

    here, now,
    in this moment
    that opens to us:

    Hope not made
    of wishes
    but of substance;

    Hope made of sinew
    and muscle
    and bone,

    Hope that has breath
    and a beating heart,

    Hope that will not
    keep quiet
    and be polite,

    Hope that knows
    how to holler
    when it is called for,

    Hope that knows
    how to sing
    when there seems
    little cause

    Hope that raises us
    from the dead –

    Not someday
    but this day,
    every day,
    again and
    again and

    Or “Hope is a thing with feathers” Emily Dickenson
    “Hope is a dangerous thing” Red in the Shawshank Redemption film

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