Quotes — Hope (26 entries)

A smile…

A smile is a beacon of your love and hope for others. Let it shine.

« πλ | 18 Apr 2005 »

A deep comforting sense…

It gives me a deep comforting sense that ‘things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.’

— Helen Keller

« πλ | 27 Jan 2005 »

A third way…

Without the knowledge of our wretchedness, the knowledge of God creates pride. With it, the knowledge of God creates despair. The knowledge of Christ offers a third way, because in him we find both God and our wretchedness.

— Blaise Pascal, Pensees

« πλ | 29 Jan 2005 »

Crucified with Christ…

Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved; do not despair. One was not; do not presume.

— St. Augustine

« πλ | 27 Dec 2005 »

Disappointment of a hope…

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

— Thomas Hardy

Yes, the scar remains, but the wound is indeed healed. And that scar becomes a part of your and His glory.

« πλ | 13 Sep 2005 »

Each day offers us…

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving, it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

« πλ | 14 Sep 2005 »

Every problem has two handles…

Every problem has two handles. You can grab it by the handle of fear or the handle of hope.

— Margaret Mitchell

« πλ | 19 May 2005 »

Expect to have hope…

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wonderous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach (thanks Becca)

« πλ | 12 Sep 2005 »

Faith and hope bring us through…

Faith and hope bring us through time but leave us at the doorstep of eternity. Only love goes with us inside.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | 7 Mar 2006 »

He did not say…

He did not say: You will not be assailed, you will not be belabored, you will not be disquieted, but he did said: You will not be overcome.

— Julian of Norwich

« πλ | 28 Dec 2005 »

Hope tells us…

Hope tells us that life is stronger than death, light stronger than darkness, and love stronger than hate.

— Jean Vanier

« πλ | 4 May 2005 »

In the darkest night…

In the darkest night to be certain of the dawn…to go through Hell and to continue to trust in the goodness of God—this is the challenge and the way.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, A Passion for Truth

« πλ | 17 Sep 2005 »

In this deed is my hope…

In this deed is my hope, not in the mere timeless fact that God is love. I am saved not by the beautiful Trinitarian life of God but by the gory death of God. I am saved not by the touching of the three Persons in Heaven but by the touching of this love on the Cross to my life.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | 14 Apr 2006 »

It is our part to seek…

It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.

— St. Jerome [via]

« πλ | 20 Mar 2005 »

Life unworthy of living…

There is no such thing as life unworthy of living.

— Cardinal von Galen

« πλ | 8 Feb 2005 »

Love is faith’s flower…

Love is faith’s flower, hope is its stem. Grace comes into us by faith, like water through the roots of a tree. It rises in us by hope, like sap rising through the trunk of a tree. And it matures in us by [love] as fruit matures on a tree’s branches, fruit for the neighbor’s eating.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | 3 Mar 2006 »

Never deprive anyone of hope…

Never deprive anyone of hope…it might be all they have.

— Author unknown

« πλ | 26 Feb 2005 »

No hopeless situations…

There are no hopeless situations, only people who think hopelessly.

— Windred Newman

« πλ | 15 Sep 2005 »

Pride of a mother…

Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues—faith and hope.

— Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

« πλ | 14 May 2006 »

Rejection imprisons…

Rejection imprisons but love and understanding nurture.

— Author unknown [via]

« πλ | 15 Feb 2006 »

Sinful man really hopes when…

Sinful man really hopes when he no longer has anything of his own.

— Johannes Baptist Metz, Poverty of Spirit

« πλ | 29 Oct 2005 »

Stepping stones…

The only difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is how we use them.

— Author unknown

« πλ | 3 Mar 2005 »

Striving and struggle precede…

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

« πλ | 16 Sep 2005 »

The church is not…

Certainly, the church is not primarily a moral institution, but the bearer of a hope.

— Johann Baptist Metz

« πλ | 17 Aug 2006 »

The plant of our new life…

Faith is the root, the necessary beginning. Hope is the stem, the energy that makes the plant grow. Love is the fruit, the flower, the visible product, the bottom line. The plant of our new life in Christ is one; the life of God comes into us by faith, through us by hope, and out of us by the works of love.

— Peter Kreeft, Fundamentals of the Faith [via]

« πλ | 20 Sep 2006 »

There will come a time…

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.

— Louis L’Amour

« πλ | 4 Feb 2006 »