The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
You can’t go around hoping that most people have sterling moral characters. The most you can hope for is that people will pretend that they do.
The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them.