Hope is a waking dream.
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead;
It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
* Pierre Corneille
Hope is a strange invention--
A Patent of the Heart--
In unremitting action
Yet never wearing out.
* Emily Dickinson
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
* Erich Fromm
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
* Thomas Fuller
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
* François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man.
* Friedrich Nietzsche
The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
* William Shakespeare