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.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.
How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.