11 July 2005

Hope


Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well... but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."
~Vaclav Havel

1 comment:

Ray said...

Oh, I have a quote so much like this that is one of the ones that I love -- something like "Hope is not the belief that good things will happen, but the belief that there are good things worth fighting for" -- or something like that --

let me look it up --

"Hope is not optimism, which expects things to turn out well, but something rooted in the conviction that there is good worth working for."
Seamus Heaney