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Holding on to Hope

“Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope; and few are reduced so low as that.” ~ William Hazlitt in  Characteristics, in the manner of Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (1823), No. 34 There are days in all … Continue reading


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The Usefulness of Despair

“The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.” ~ … Continue reading

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Still Relying on Hope

“Hope is a risk that must be run.” ~ Georges Bernanos Ask any professor: the end of the semester is not the time we associate with hope. I look at students and despair: I haven’t taught them enough, they haven’t … Continue reading

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Fighting Despair

“We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.” ~ Albert Einstein In another piece of writing I did today, I said I was despairing. Sometimes it happens. But part of me is fighting this. Despair leads to … Continue reading

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