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Wednesday of Hope – In a World Full of Peril

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Wednesday of Hope – I Believe that People Are Good

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart

– Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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Wednesday of Hope – Hold Fast to Dreams

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.

– Langston Hughes

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Unrealistic

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful.

– Paul Hawken

Wednesday of Hope – Nothing is Hopeless

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.

– Charles L. Allen

Wednesday of Hope – Courage to Fail

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill

Wednesday of Hope – Humor and Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

– Václav Havel