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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.
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Hope is a walking dream. - Aristotle

A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Farming is a profession of hope. - Brian Brett

Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. - Jon Stewart

Hope is passion for what is possible. - Soren Kierkegaard

I was never crippled until I lost hope. - Nick Vujicic

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

Who darns nothing, need hope for nothing. - Johann von Schiller

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

Hope is the last thing to abandon the unhappy. - Unknown

A spotless house is a sign of a misspent life. - Unknown

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. - Norman Cousins

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

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. - Princess Leia

The great hope of society is individual character. - William Ellery Channing

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. - Benjamin Disraeli

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. - Ovid

Second Marriage: The triumph of hope over experience. - Samuel Johnson

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

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

I hope the guy who invented AutoCorrect burns in Hello! - Unknown

A chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up. - Brigham Young

The computer is down. I hope it's something serious. - Stanton Delaplane

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. - Madeleine L'Engle

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

Reality can be lost when reason and language have been violated. - Ravi Zacharias

Keep on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone. - Rukh Khan

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. - Abraham Cowley

Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. - Robert Brault

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

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

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

Hold on to a ray of hope, and a promise of future... and follow your dreams. - Unknown

For many in our high-paced world, despair is not a moment; it is a way of life. - Ravi Zacharias

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. - Howard Thurman

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work. - Stephen King

When a man falls into his anecdotage, it is a sign for him to retire from the world. - Benjamin Disraeli

Hope is only a beginning; it's not a substitute for action, only a basis for it. - Rebecca Solnit

Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude. - Zig Ziglar

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

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. - Robert Ingersoll

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. - Thornton Wilder

If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. - Mother Teresa

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

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller

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

He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. - Menander

That's what storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again. - Walt Disney

I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration. - William P Young

Love without hope will not survive. Love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith. - Toba Beta

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. - Floyd W Tomkins

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. - Christian Nevell Bovee

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. - Mark Twain

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. - Samuel Smiles

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. - Steve Maraboli

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

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. - Lin Yutang

Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. - Ogden Nash

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

When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when al is dire and bleak, there is always hope. - Pittacus Lore

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. Thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Bible

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

Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living. - Unknown

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. - Maya Angelou

Today, people struggle to find what's real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope. - Wyclef Jean

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. - Norman Cousins

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

When I know that, if I have no inspiration whatsoever, when I come and I just feel empty, I have nothing, I know that I can still play the scene. - Christopher Walken


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