A leader is a dealer in hope.
Hope is the normal form of delirium.
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
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.
When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain.
He who has never hoped can never despair.
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.