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Hope or Despair

Choosing the road not taken is easy if you live near Vancouver, B.C.

Hope or Despair thanks to Karen Moore

Road signs for optimists and pessimists

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

QuotaBills
Hope is a force of nature. - Jim Butcher

Humor is a universal language. - Joel Goodman

Without Christ there is no hope. - Charles H Spurgeon

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson

An old man in a house is a good sign. - Benjamin Franklin

Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs

Where there's life, there's hope. - Theocritus

In the kingdom of hope, there is no winter. - Russian Proverb

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. - Antonio Porchia

I hope my ship comes in before my dock rots. - Unknown

I hope karma slaps you in the face before I do. - Unknown

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso

The great hope of society is individual character. - William Ellery Channing

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. - Martin Luther

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. - Rita Mae Brown

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. - Steven Wright

Beware how you take away hope from another human being. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. - H Jackson Brown, Jr.

Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it. - Albert Camus

Where there is no future before a people, there is no hope. - Edward Wilmot Blyden

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. - Arthur Miller

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. - Marcus Garvey

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. - Martin Buber

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. - Emil Brunner

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. - Thomas Fuller

Only send out into the world that which you hope to receive in return. - Peter Legge

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit. - William Makepeace Thackeray

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring. - Bernard Williams

Forgiveness provides hope, joy, and a bright future that nothing else can. - Paul J Meyer

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

That's love, giving everything, sacrificing all without hope of return. - Albert Camus

In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clinched fist none. - Victor Hugo

Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Man never is, but always to be blest. - Alexander Pope

Language: The blood of the soul into which thoughts run, and out of which they grow - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Hope has proven a powerful predictor of outcome in every study we've done so far. - Charles R Snyder

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. - Blaise Pascal

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. - Elie Wiesel

I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away. - Jack Nicholson

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

I only hope when I have my own family that every day I see a little more of my father in me. - Keith Urban

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. - Wanda Landowska

The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason. - Marya Mannes

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

If the sign on your heart says, "WELCOME", the love will come pouring in from everywhere. - Susan Jeffers

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope,
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing. - T S Eliot

That's what storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again. - Walt Disney

If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me. - John Wooden

Crying doesn't indicate that you are weak. Ever since you were born it's been a sign that you are alive. - Unknown

Figure out what you hope for. Live inside that hope, running down its hallways, touching the walls on both sides. - Barbara Kingsolver

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - Joseph Addison

Who is apt, on occasion, to assign a multitude of reasons when one will do? This is a sure sign of weakness in argument. - Harriet Martineau

Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes but morning comes ... keep hope alive. - Jesse Jackson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance. - Orville Wright

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics. - Bill Vaughan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. - Napoleon Hill

Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else. - C S Lewis

No sign of pleasure greeted the announcement. The mood in the hall was leaden.
My mood was livelier. Fright is livelier than lead. - Gail Carson Levine

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. - John Adams

Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be. - Brad Paisley

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. - Maya Angelou

I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes.
I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em. - Will Rogers

I've never been able to grow an organ back," Lana said. "Last time I tried... Let's just hope you don't end up with whip eyes. - Michael Grant

Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath and hope we've set aside enough money for our kids' therapy. - Michelle Pfeiffer

Playoff hockey is the best way to market your team. It's the best way to grow your fan base and give hope to your players and for them to develop. - Steve Yzerman


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