QuoteSea, the life in a few words
HOPE, n. Desire and expectation rolled into one.
Delicious Hope! when naught to man it left -- Of fortune destitute, of friends bereft; When even his dog deserts him, and his goat With tranquil disaffection chews his coat While yet it hangs upon his back; then thou, The star far-flaming on thine angel brow, Descendest, radiant, from the skies to hint The promise of a clerkship in the Mint. --Fogarty Weffing
~ Ambrose Bierce (July 24, 1842 - January 11, 1914)