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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.
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Hope is a very unruly emotion. - Gloria Steinem

Hope is a song in a weary throat. - Pauli Murray

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

I hope they bury me near a strait man. - Groucho Marx

Who darns nothing, need hope for nothing. - Johann von Schiller

Life begins on the other side of despair. - Jean-Paul Sartre

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope your only rocky road is chocolate. - Amanda Mosher

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

The Pope, I hope, can only be scared by God. - Donald Trump

For hope is but the dream of those that wake. - Matthew Prior

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. - Christopher Reeve

If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks. - Francois Rabelais

Hope for a miracle. But don't depend on one. - Talmud

Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair. - Edmund Burke

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper. - Sir Francis Bacon

Sometimes I only hope to make a good popcorn movie. - Lou D. Phillips

There is not love of life without despair about life. - Albert Camus

Death is the greatest evil, because it cuts off hope. - William Hazlitt

Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. - Stuart Aken

They have a kind of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby thing going on. - Christopher Walken

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

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. - Janine di Giovanni

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. - St. Clement of Alexandra

In the factory we make cosmetics, but in my stores we sell hope. - Charles Revson

A nurse will always give us hope,
an angel with a stethoscope. - Terri Guillemets

Jon Snow: I'm not afraid to die.
Mormont: Nor life, I hope. - George R.R. Martin

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. - Stendhal

Hold on to a ray of hope, and a promise of future... and follow your dreams. - Unknown

I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair. - Joseph Addison

It is often a sign of wit not to show it, and not to see that others want it. - Suzanne Necker

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial. - Irvin S. Cobb

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. - Bo Bennett

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. - Rita Mae Brown

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

I'm having difficulty getting the doctors around here to sign the appropriate form. - Spike Milligan

Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel. - Leonardo da Vinci

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. - Pope John Paul II

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

Why is America the last best hope of Earth? What if it's Liechtenstein? Or, worse, Canada? - Sarah Vowell

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier..." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be really tired. - Steven Wright

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. - Woody Allen

If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative. - Woody Allen

Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. - Amy Tan

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. - Calvin

She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman. - Oscar Wilde

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. - Bob Marley

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

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

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Von Herder

There's a limit to how many times you can read how great you are and what an inspiration you are, but I'm not there yet. - Randy Pausch

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is. - Joseph Addison

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

Today, people struggle to find what's real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope. - Wyclef Jean

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

When I know that, if I have no inspiration whatsoever, when I come and I just feel empty, I have nothing, I know that I can still play the scene. - Christopher Walken

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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