Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The ninety and nine are with dreams content; but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
Edgar Allan Poe
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
Leonardo da Vinci
Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.