Quotes selected and digital images created by Alysa Cummings
Last Modified: November 8, 2004
Regardless of how hurt or wounded the individual may be, there exists a healthy part of the self straining to flower like a seed that takes root and naturally pushes through the earth toward sunlight.
- Marcia Hain
Every flower must grow through dirt.
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keeffe
Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, for those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles.
- Sydney Bremer
Hope lifts our spirits like the sight of a lovely rose blooming above its thorns,
- Evelyn Locke Irvin
...if life is to be sustained, hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded,
- Erik H. Erikson
...So you plant your own garden and decorate
Your own soul, instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers...
- Veronica A. Shoffstall
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown
...the nature of hope is to imagine what has not yet come to pass, but still is possible. To use an expression from Martin Buber, - hope imagines the real,'
- Leslie Farber
I have a small grain of hope-
One small crystal that gleams
Clear colors out of transparency.
I need more...
- Denise Levertov
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
A great NOW will be a great WAS! A bad NOW will always be a bad WAS, and all you can hope for is a Great GONNA BE!
- Sid Caesar
We must become the change we want to see.
Hope/is the belief/that one hand/reaching to another/can eventually/touch the moon.
- Nicholas Mazza
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller
Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more;
- Swedish Proverb
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.
- François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
- Sun Tzu
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
- Anne Lamott
He who limps is still walking.
- Stanislaw J. Lec
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
- Emil Brunner
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
- George Iles
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
- Author Unknown
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
- Author Unknown
Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.
- Author Unknown
Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well- lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.
- Francis Gray
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison S. Marden
Life is a stream/on which we strew/petal by petal the flower of our heart...
- Amy Lowell
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
An essential element of hope is the belief and conviction that one's story will be heard. Even if it is a story one does not want to tell.
- Ted Bowman
In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Ingersoll
Dec 11, 2014 - Two preliminary studies into medications under development may offer some hope for women with advanced breast cancer. The findings are scheduled for presentation Wednesday at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Dec. 9 to 13 in San Antonio.