Quotations for Daily Use

Hope, Dreams

"And now in age I bud again!
After so many deaths I live and write;
I once more smell the dew and rain.
And relish versing: O my only Light.
It cannot be That I am he
On whom Thy tempests fell all night!"

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633)was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poems, collected in The Temple, express a sweet and trusting friendliness with God.

"Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light." Theodore Roethke, May 25, 1908 – August 1, 1963) was an American poet - shared by Celeste Lebo

"Dreams are a lot of work." Stated by Dooley Barlow Kavanagh, a character in Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." Henry David Thoreau, (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian.

"Hold fast to dreams; for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts a shadow of our burden behind us." Samuel Smiles, (23 December 1812 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform. (Shared by Zippy, the Outdoor School name of Laurie, who also wrote, "It is so wonderful to have hope."

"Hope is the companion of power and mother of success; for whoso hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles." Samuel Smiles, (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform.

"I had looked forward to a real good meal tonight."
"Well, you can go on looking forward. There may be many unexpected feasts ahead for you."
Pippin & Gandalf, characters in The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

"I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for harm, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 

"If you don't have a dream, how can you have a dream come true? Faye LaPointe (More information is needed about Faye LaPointe)

"Inwardly we are being renewed day by day." II Corinthians 4:16

"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for." Oriah Mountain Dreamer, poet, storyteller, author, spiritual counselor

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." Paulo Coelho, (born August 24, 1947), is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist.

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you." William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.

"Never give up. Push past the crowd and follow your dream." Deynie Sutton, Nestucca Valley Middle School 6th grader 2001

"Never give up hope. I told myself more than once that as long as my heart beats, I will never give up." David Bram, survivor of Auschwitz and other concentration camps

"Never, never give up hope. A man without hope cannot exist." Branko Lustig, survivor of five concentration camps

"Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith." Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971), US theologian and political activist. 

"Our fears must never hold us back from pursuing our hopes." John F. Kennedy, (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

"People can live without pleasure, but not without hope." Nechama Tec, (born 15 May 1931) is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Connecticut and a survivor of the Holocaust.

" . . . setbacks have an upside; they fuel new dreams."
Dara Torres, (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competitive swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events.

"Take pride in how far you've come; have faith in how far you can go." Michael Josephson, (born December 10, 1942) is a former law professor and attorney who founded the nonprofit Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics and is also the president of the national CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition.

"The camel caravan from Gilead appeared on the horizon, saddlebags filled. Balm galore." Timothy Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

"The greatest achievements were at first and for some time dreams." James Allen

"There's no place like hope." Kobi Yamada, president/CEO of Compendium, Inc., writer, marketer and creatie director

"Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow." Veteran Trapeze Performer

"To forgive wrongs darker than weather or night . . .
To love, and bear; to hope till Hope creates
From its own wreck the thing it contemplates . . .
Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free."

- Percy Bysshe Shelley from Prometheus Unbound (4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language.

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; (4 May 1929 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian.

"When dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes, (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

"While there's life there's hope." Bilbo Baggins quoting his father, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, (3 January 1892 2 September 1973) who was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor.

"You can dream, create, design, and build the most beautiful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality." Walt Disney, (December 5, 1901 December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. (Shared by Oops!, the Outdoor School name of DeAnna)

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