Sunday, September 30, 2012


I thought since I was last talking about hope, I would share some quotes about it. These came from the NASW National Conference, the theme of which was Restoring Hope. It would be interesting to print these out and discuss them in a staff meeting, always wondering- how do we promote hope in our clients and in ourselves?

“At bottom, everything depends on the presence or absence of one single element in the soul- hope.” Henri Frederic Amiel

“There is no such thing as false hope”  Elizabeth J. Clark

“Hope and hopelessness are both choices. Why not choose hope?” Greg Anderson

“Hope is the dream of waking man.” Aristotle

“Where there’s hope, there’slife. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” Anne Frank

“Courage is like love. It must have hope for nourishment.”  Napoleon Bonaparte

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.” John F. Kennedy

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope”. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow”. Orison Swett Marden

“Were it not for hope the heart would break.” Thomas Fuller

“Is there a social worker who, though he is weary, tense and with a soul worn threadbare, is not ready to start work all over again in this cause?” Nora Deardorff

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