Hope is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
-- Vaclav Havel
Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.
-- Hugh Blair
For the cause that lacks assistance, The wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
-- George Linnaeus Banks
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.