There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
JohnThomas says goodnight to Lady Jane, a little droopingly, but with a hopeful heart.1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover, ch.19.
Let them bestow on every airth a limb, Then open all my veins that I may swim To thee, my Maker, in that crimson lake; Then place my parboiled head upon a stake, Scatter my ashes, strew them in the air Lord! since thou knowest where all these atoms are, I'm hopeful thou'lt recover once my dust, And confident thou'lt raise me with the just.Montrose,James Graham, 1st Marquis of
Now, get this as a technical fact, not a hopeful idea. Every time we have investigated the background of a critic of Scientology, we have found crimes for which that person or group could be imprisoned under existing law. We do not find critics of Scientology who do not have criminal pasts.l. ron hubbard
War is very uncertain in its results, and often when affairs look most desperate they suddenly assume a more hopeful state.Letter to his wife Margaretta (11 June 1863); published in The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade (1913)
Progress toward a more abundant material life does not come like manna from heaven, however. My message certainly is not one of complacency. The ultimate resource is people — especially skilled, spirited, and hopeful young people endowed with liberty — who will exert their wills and imaginations for their own benefit and inevitably benefit the rest of us as well.julian simon
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.On the Seventieth Birthday of Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1899); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Nowadays, to say that we are clever animals is not to say something philosophical and pessimistic but something political and hopeful – namely, if we can work together, we can make ourselves into whatever we are clever and courageous enough to imagine ourselves becoming. This is to set aside Kant’s question “What is man?” and to substitute the question “What sort of world can we prepare for our great grandchildren?”richard rorty
I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.George W. Bush —Interview with the Associated Press, January 18, 2001
The perils of change are so great, the promise of the most hopeful theories is so often deceptive, that it is frequently the wiser part to uphold the existing state of things, if it can be done, even though, in point of argument, it should be utterly indefensible.Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Lord Salisbury), c. 1890. Quoted in Peter Clarke, A Question of Leadership (Penguin, 1991).
Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat.George W. Bush, Washington, D.C. (17 September 2004), quoted in "The 'misunderestimated' president?" BBC News (7 January 2009).
Surely we may hope that as men get to see that prayer has not succeeded in its efforts to "move the arm which moves the world , to bring salvation down, they may turn to the more difficult, but also the more hopeful task, of moving their own arms to work out for their own salvation.Annie Besant (2102), in The Theosophical Writings of Annie Besant, p.173
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., on the seventieth birthday of Julia Ward Howe, May 27, 1889.
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