On Hope

“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

“Yes We Can!” ― Barack Obama

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

“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, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.“ ― Neil Gaiman

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” ― Nelson Mandela

“It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“No. Don’t give up hope just yet. It’s the last thing to go. 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, I Am Number Four

“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

“Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.” ― Shah Rukh Khan

“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” ― T.S. Eliot

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