Quotes on hope


Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach.

~ Hal

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.

~ Lao Tzu

A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone.

~ Edward R. Murrow

In crises the most daring course is often safest.

~ Robert Francis Kennedy

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.

~ Sir Walter Besant

Un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l'admire. (A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.)

~ Nicolas Boileau

Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.

~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

The wise man has long ears and a short tongue.

~ German proverb

One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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