— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
„Fortunately I have never learned to take the good advice I give myself nor the counsel of my fears.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Fonte: The Dangerous Summer (1985), Ch. 1
„Never grieve for me if it is my good fortune to die with my boots on. That's what I most hope for.“
— Maynard Owen Williams American journalist 1888 - 1963
in a letter to Gilbert Grosvenor, editor of the National Geographic (1948)
— Rick Riordan, livro The Titan's Curse
Fonte: The Titan's Curse
„Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.“
— Benjamin Banneker free African American scientist, surveyor, almanac author and farmer 1731 - 1806
As quoted in Friends' Intelligencer Vol. XI (1854), p. 821
„I am, I hope, very thankful that in the withdrawal of the powers and things of life, the good hope is left with me, which makes the contemplation of death a comfort — not a fear.“
— Michael Faraday English scientist 1791 - 1867
Letter to Auguste de la Rive (1861), as quoted in The Philosopher's Tree : A Selection of Michael Faraday's Writings (1999) edited by Peter Day, p. 199
Contexto: I am, I hope, very thankful that in the withdrawal of the powers and things of life, the good hope is left with me, which makes the contemplation of death a comfort — not a fear. Such peace is alone the gift of God, and as it is He who gives it, why should we be afraid? His unspeakable gift in His beloved Son is the ground of no doubtful hope, and there is the rest for those who )like you and me) are drawing near the latter end of our terms here below. I do not know, however why I should join you with me in years. I forget your age, but this I know (and feel as well) that next Sabbath day (the 22nd) I shall complete my 70th year. I can hardly think myself so old as I write to you — so much of cheerful spirit, ease and general health is left to me, and if my memory fails, why it causes that I forget troubles as well as pleasure and the end is, I am happy and content.
— Francis Bacon English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author 1561 - 1626
Variante: Money is a great servant but a bad master.
„I said then and later that I had conquered my fear quickly and cleanly. That was a lie. But it would have been foolish to play into the hands of my rivals by confirming my weakness. At Monza, I was rigid with fear.“
— Niki Lauda Austrian former Formula 1 racing driver 1949 - 2019
— Nikos Kazantzakis, livro The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
Contexto: I am not alone in my fear, nor alone in my hope, nor alone in my shouting. A tremendous host, an onrush of the Universe fears, hopes, and shouts with me.
I am an improvised bridge, and when Someone passes over me, I crumble away behind Him.
„I hope you find peace, my brother. (Acheron)
Peace walks hand in hand with a quite conscience. (Savitar)“
— Sherrilyn Kenyon Novelist 1965
Fonte: Sins of the Night
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
„Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.“
— John Quincy Adams American politician, 6th president of the United States (in office from 1825 to 1829) 1767 - 1848
Attributed in The Rebirth of a Nation : With a Bill of Rights for America's Third Century (1978) by Robert S. Minor, p. 10; this is a paraphrase of a statement by his father John Adams in a letter to his mother Abigail Adams (27 April 1777): "Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it".
— Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965
Speech to his staff (1954)
— Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881
31 August 1869
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Contexto: 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.
— Philip Massinger, The Old Law
The Old Law (c. 1615–18; printed 1656), with Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.