„Stop hoping, start believing.“

—  Nick Jonas

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„As well hope to start with a string of sausages and reconstruct the pig“

—  Burnett Streeter

The four gospels: a study of origins, treating of the manuscript tradition, sources, authorship, & dates http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=v_M2AAAAMAAJ&dq=editions%3ACMVjM-tav4QC&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22start+with+a+string+of+sausages+and+reconstruct+the+pig%22, Macmillan and Co., 1924

„I am not hopeless nor have I lost my motivation. We cannot stop trying. I still hope and deeply believe that the tireless efforts of our civil society activists will eventually bear fruit.“

—  Narges Mohammadi Iranian human rights activist 1972

Letter Accepting 2018 Andrei Sakharov Prizefrom (2018)
Context: I am not hopeless nor have I lost my motivation. We cannot stop trying. I still hope and deeply believe that the tireless efforts of our civil society activists will eventually bear fruit. I am awaiting the moment I can rejoin my colleagues in these activities once I am released. The path to democracy in Iran lies not through violence, war, or military action by a foreign government, but through organizing and strengthening civil society institutions. The government knows this only too well. It is fearful of non-governmental civil society organizations precisely because of its undemocratic nature.

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„I'm certain about my decision [to divorce you]. Stop hoping.“

—  F. W. de Klerk South African politician 1936

As quoted in "How South Africa's former first lady met a violent, lonely and bitter end" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/dec/06/chrismcgreal (5 December 2001), by Chris McGreal, The Guardian
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„No matter what they say the time has come
I'm ready now to start a new beginning
With all our hopes and all our dreams
And I know the stars will shine for you and for me
From the moment you believe.“

—  Melanie C British singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman 1974

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„I am hopeful, though not full of hope, and the only reason I don't believe in happy endings is because I don't believe in endings.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

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„I still believe in a place called Hope.“

—  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946

"A Place Called Hope" (July 16, 1992)
1990s, A Place Called Hope (16 July 1992)
Context: I end tonight where it all began for me: I still believe in a place called Hope.

„I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.“

—  Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981

"Agnostic".
Rhymes for the Irreverent (1965)
Context: No matter how much I probe and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God;
But oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.

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„I believe in goodness, and I hope that good will prevail.“

—  Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881

31 August 1869
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Context: My mind has been a tumult of opposing systems, — Stoicism, Quietism, Buddhism, Christianity. Shall I never be at peace with myself? If impersonality is a good, why am I not consistent in the pursuit of it? and if it is a temptation, why return to it, after having judged and conquered it?
Is happiness anything more than a conventional fiction? The deepest reason for my state of doubt is that the supreme end and aim of life seems to me a mere lure and deception. The individual is an eternal dupe, who never obtains what he seeks, and who is forever deceived by hope. My instinct is in harmony with the pessimism of Buddha and of Schopenhauer. It is a doubt which never leaves me, even in my moments of religious fervor. Nature is indeed for me a Mala; and I look at her, as it were, with the eyes of an artist. My intelligence remains skeptical. What, then, do I believe in? I do not know. And what is it I hope for? It would be difficult to say. Folly! I believe in goodness, and I hope that good will prevail. Deep within this ironical and disappointed being of mine there is a child hidden — a frank, sad, simple creature, who believes in the ideal, in love, in holiness, and all heavenly superstitions. A whole millennium of idyls sleeps in my heart; I am a pseudo-skeptic, a pseudo-scoffer.

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