hope springs eternal
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- The feeling of hopefulness endlessly renews itself.
1734, Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man:
- Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
- Man never is, but always to be blest.
1865, Charles Dickens, chapter 43, in Our Mutual Friend:
- Night after night his disappointment is acute, but hope springs eternal in the scholastic breast, and he follows me again to-morrow.
- 1915, Elinor Glyn, "The Gospel of Common Sense" in Three Things:
- But, as hope springs eternal in the human breast, he still goes from doctor to doctor for fresh advice.
- 2003 April 23, Leon Jaroff, "Hold That Tiger," Time:
- But hope springs eternal in diehard Tiger fans, and Peter is convinced that someday, somehow, he and his son will see Detroit clinch a championship.
the feeling of hopefulness endlessly renews itself