Seneca on Misfortune

“No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Anger

“We cease to be so angry once we cease to be so hopeful.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Hope

“Weigh carefully your hopes as well as your fears, and whenever all the elements are in doubt, decide in your own favour; believe what you prefer.”

~ Seneca

Tony Benn on Hope and Fear

“Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself”

~ Tony Benn

Benjamin Franklin on Hope

Cut the wings of your hens and hopes, lest they lead you a weary dance after them.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Epictetus on Hope

“Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.”

~ Epictetus