None Without Hope E'er Lov'd The Brightest Fair, But Love Can Hope Where Reason Would Despair.
None without hope e'er lov'd the brightest fair,
But love can hope where reason would despair.
-- Lord Lyttleton (1709-1773)
QOTD: "It's not the despair... I can stand the despair. It's the hope.
Where none admire, 't is useless to excel; Where none are beaux, 't is vain to be a belle.
-- Lord Lyttleton (1709-1773) -- Soliloquy on a Beauty in the Country...
Wish and hope succeed in discerning signs of paranormality where reason and careful scientific procedure fail.
-- James E. Alcock, The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 12...
An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly. -- E. P. Whipple
A law can give security--but the hope of a date is love.
I don't know where we come from, Don't know where we're going to, And if all this should have a reason, We would be the last to know.
So let's just hope there is a promised land, And until then, ....
Homeless men are also without love and hope of finding love.
I can endure my own despair but not another's hope. -- William Walsh, Song
Farewell! For in that word, that fatal word,--howe'er We promise, hope, believe,--there breathes despair.
-- Lord Byron (1788-1824) -- The Corsair, Canto i, Stanza 15...