“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”

— Abraham Lincoln —

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“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”

— Samuel Johnson —

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“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.”

— Richard M. DeVos —

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“You don’t seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.”

— Jean Kerr —

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“Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.”

— Barbara Kingsolver —

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“When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”

— Hilaire Belloc —

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“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 —

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“The myth of the liberal media empowers conservatives to control debate in the United States to the point where liberals cannot even hope for a fair shake anymore.”

— Eric Alterman —

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“But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.”

— Lord Byron —

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