#1 humor site on the 'net

Hope or Despair

Choosing the road not taken is easy if you live near Vancouver, B.C.

Hope or Despair thanks to Karen Moore

Road signs for optimists and pessimists

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

QuotaBills
Hope costs nothing. - Colette

Hope is a walking dream. - Aristotle

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Don't hope for success. Work for it. - Unknown

Hope springs eternal in the human breast. - Alexander Pope

Where there is no vision, there is no hope. - George Washington Carver

The Pope, I hope, can only be scared by God. - Donald Trump

Hope - is not a feeling; it is something you do. - Katherine Paterson

At first we hope too much, later on, not enough. - Unknown

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. - Edmund Burke

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. - Steven Wright

How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign? - George Carlin

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin

All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope. - Alexandre Dumas

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. - Arthur Miller

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. - Henry Ford

In the factory we make cosmetics, but in my stores we sell hope. - Charles Revson

I hope it will be hard for the Russians to jump across that creek. - Gustavus Adolphus

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. - Stendhal

Only send out into the world that which you hope to receive in return. - Peter Legge

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison

My wife's an earth sign. I'm a water sign. Together we make mud. - Henny Youngman

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King Jr.

The sign said "eight items or less." So I changed my name to Les. - Steven Wright

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

When you make a commitment, you build hope. When you keep it, you build trust. - Unknown

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

I hope that one or two immortal lyrics will come out of all this tumbling around. - Louise Bogan

It's better to die in pursuit of your dreams than to live a life without hope. - Terry Brooks

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere. - Charles the Bold

Hope is the anchor of the soul, the stimulus to action, and the incentive to achievement. - Unknown

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. - Leonardo da Vinci

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II

The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for. - Thomas Chalmers

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

Every time a child is born it brings with it the hope that God is not yet disappointed in man. - Rabindranath Tagore

Why is America the last best hope of Earth? What if it's Liechtenstein? Or, worse, Canada? - Sarah Vowell

Once in a lifetime the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme. - Seamus Heaney

I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. - Wanda Landowska

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier..." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

It's difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope for tomorrow. - Robert H. Goddard

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar

Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back. - Don Henley

I got all the schooling any actress needs. That is, I learned to write well enough to sign contracts. - Hermione Gingold

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall. A mother's secret hope outlives them all. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be really tired. - Steven Wright

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. - Bertrand Russell

They say everybody gets 15 minutes. I hope I'm just inside the first minute and the next 14 go really slow. - Terrence Howard

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

Who is apt, on occasion, to assign a multitude of reasons when one will do? This is a sure sign of weakness in argument. - Harriet Martineau

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

Don't be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. - Randy Pausch

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes.
I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em. - Will Rogers

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kids' therapy. - Michelle Pfeiffer


Duck Crossing

East Coast Winter Graffiti

Politician Plane

How To Argue With A Woman

Patio Losers

Wings Fans Are Ruthless

Temple Car

Netherlands Parking Lot

Model T Snowmobile

Tulip Snowpath

New Audi

Tower of Hammocks

Family Birthday Reminder

Dead Batteries

Ostrich Bush

Tetris Cake

T-Rex Shadow

Ordnance Table

Wine Bibber

Redneck Wireless Selfie

Tylenol Ban

GoosePrints

Louisiana Potholes

Cheers!