"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all
And sweetest in the gale is heard.
- Emily Dickenson
When hope dies, the killing begins. Hopelessness and brutality are just two sides of the same coin."
- Jurgen Moltmann
"One of the most important distinctions I have learned in the course of reflection on Jewish history is the difference between optimism and hope. Optimism is the belief that things will get better. Hope is the faith that, together, we can make things better. Optimism is a passive virtue; hope, an active one. It takes no courage to be an optimist, but it takes a great deal of courage to have hope."
- Jonathan Sacks
"Within the embrace of Christ’s wounds lies our only refuge, and our hope of glory only on the other side."
- Deborah Smith Douglas