One does not expect in this world; one hopes and pays carfares.
There is nothing more miserable and foolish than anticipation.
Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises.
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same without such opinion, despair.
Hope awakens courage. He who can implant courage in the human soul is the best physician.
For in that word, that fatal word, however we promise, hope, believe, there breathes despair.
He that lives in hope dances without music.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blest.
I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern.
Hopes, what are they? Beads of morning Strung on slender blades of grass; Or a spider’s web adorning In a straight and treacherous pass.