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message 1: by Reggia (last edited Jun 26, 2011 05:20PM) (new)

Reggia | 2256 comments
"Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company along the way." ~George Savile

message 2: by Reggia (last edited May 24, 2019 08:55PM) (new)

Reggia | 2256 comments Hope is such a favorite theme of mine. I was curious as to how Rhode Island came to choose it for their motto, I found this on Wikipedia:

"The island was a gift from Miantonomi, chief of the Narraganset tribe of North American Indians, to Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island. The word "Hope" is the Rhode Island motto and used on the Rhode Island State Seal with an anchor because Williams was inspired by the Biblical passage "hope is the anchor of the soul" in Hebrews, Verse 6:19.[1]

The anchor of the soul. I don't remember that verse but I love it! Maybe that's why I've always been drawn to it... it keeps me anchored... keeps me going... rather than giving up. Our souls, my soul, needs hope.

And speaking of dreams, that reminds me of another hope quote, it's from Aristotle, "Hope is a waking dream."

message 3: by Reggia (last edited May 24, 2019 08:54PM) (new)

Reggia | 2256 comments "Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all"
~Emily Dickinson

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