I was thinking about my recent blog post on optimism and last week’s quote about it too. I came to discover that optimism is not too unlike hope. So, here are a few quotes for today’s Wednesday Wisdom on hope. I couldn’t decide which one I liked best. Which one is your favorite?
1) We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
2) Hope is a risk that must be run. ~ Georges Bernanos
3) Take from a man his wealth, and you hinder him; take from him his purpose, and you slow him down. But take from man his hope, and you stop him … ~ C. Neil Strait
4) In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. ~ David Ben-Gurion
This next one is for my sister-in-law who is courageously healing from a serious illness.
5) The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. ~ Norman Cousins