Hawkins / Hoffnung





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Hoffnung und Skepsis

Die Hoffnung und die Skepsis begegneten sich zufällig.
Ich habe gehofft, sagte die Hoffnung zur Skepsis, dass ich dich eines Tages treffen würde.
Ich habe es befürchtet,
entgegnete die Skepsis und ergriff die Flucht.
Warum hast du Angst vor mir?,
rief die Hoffnung ihr enttäuscht hinterher, aber sie bekam keine Antwort.


Quelle: ► Hans Kruppa (*1952) deutscher Dichter, Schriftsteller
Siehe auch: ► Skeptizismus und ► Einsamkeit

Zitate zum Thema Hoffnung / Hope

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • The state of feeling abandoned by God and being hopeless results in a global feeling of depression and may include an alteration of the experience of time comparable to the experiencial lower levels of Hell as described by Dante: "Abandon hope all ye who enter here!" This state may be a transitory phase as a consequence of intense spiritual work, especially in a devotee who throws all caution to the wind and explores the deepest levels of consciousness, at which depth the devotee intuitively senses that it is necessary to relinquish the ego and remove all doubt. Thus, this state may represent the need to reach inner validation of spiritual truth before total abandonment of the ego itself.
    Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 35, 2006

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Wir wissen, dass die Bedrängnis Ausharren (Geduld) bewirkt, das Ausharren aber Bewährung,
die Bewährung aber Hoffnung, Hoffnung aber lässt nicht zuschanden werden.
Paulus, Brief an die Römer 5, 4-5 (NT)


Seid fröhlich als Menschen der Hoffnung, bleibt standhaft in aller Bedrängnis, lasst nicht nach
im Gebet.
Römer 12, 12 (NT)


Das Messbuch
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) englischer Maler
  • Ohne das Transzendente und Transpersonale werden wir krank, gewalttätig und nihilistisch oder verlieren die Hoffnung und werden apathisch. Wir brauchen etwas, das größer ist als wir selbst, das wir verehren und dem wir uns hingeben können.
    Abraham Maslow [BW 475] (1908-1970) US-amerikanischer transpersonaler Psychologe, Glücksforscher, zitiert in: Erika Kuhn, Alltag oder Leben zwischen Tragödie und Komödie, S. 258, tredition, Hamburg, 1. Auflage 2020



  • Die Wurzel der Geschichte [...] ist der arbeitende, schaffende, die Gege-
    benheiten umbildende und überholende Mensch. Hat er sich erfasst und das Seine ohne Entäußerung und Entfremdung in realer Demokratie be-
    gründet, so entsteht in der Welt etwas, das allen in die Kindheit scheint und worin noch niemand war: Heimat.
    Ernst Bloch (1885-1977) deutscher neomarxistischer Philosoph, Schriftsteller, Hauptwerk Das Prinzip Hoffnung, Erster bis Dritter Band, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1. Auflage 1974


  • Hoffnung – Kraft und Licht der Starken wie der Schwachen.
    Den Starken sie zur Tat beflügelt, im Schwachen sie Verzweiflung zügelt.
    Dr. phil. Carl Peter Fröhling (*1933) deutscher Germanist, Philosoph, Aphoristiker, zitiert in: Aphorismen.de


Referenz: de.Wikiquote-Eintrag Hoffnung


  • Es reden und träumen die Menschen viel
    von bessern künftigen Tagen;
    nach einem glücklichen, goldenen Ziel
    sieht man sie rennen und jagen.
    Die Welt wird alt und wird wieder jung,
    doch der Mensch hofft immer Verbesserung.

    Die Hoffnung führt ihn ins Leben ein,
    sie umflattert den fröhlichen Knaben,
    den Jüngling locket ihr Zauberschein,
    sie wird mit dem Greis nicht begraben;
    denn beschließt er im Grabe den müden Lauf,
    noch am Grabe pflanzt er – die Hoffnung auf.

    Es ist kein leerer, schmeichelnder Wahn,
    erzeugt im Gehirne des Toren,
    im Herzen kündet es laut sich an:
    zu was Besserm sind wir geboren.
    Und was die innere Stimme spricht,
    das täuscht die hoffende Seele nicht.
Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) deutscher Arzt, Historiker, Philosoph, Dichter, Schriftsteller, Gedicht "Hoffnung", 1797,
zitiert in: Der Weg

Quotes by various other sources

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20, 7 (OT)


Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13, 12 (OT)


Personal avowals





  • I stand before you tonight to represent the people who do not count: The poor, the poets, and monks. As long as there
    are people who are trying to realize the divine in themselves, there shall be hope in the world.
    Thomas Merton [LoC 515/520] (1915-1968) Anglo-American Catholic Trappist monk, mystic student of comparative religion, social activist, poet, writer, cited in: Huston Smith (1919-2016) US American religious studies scholar, author, Tales of Wonder. Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography, HarperOne, reprint 4. May 2010



  • You are not big enough to accuse the whole age effectively,
    but let us say you are in dissent.
You are in no position to issue commands,
but you can speak words of hope.
Shall this be the substance of your message? Be human in this most inhuman of ages; guard the image of man for it
is the image of God.
Thomas Merton [LoC 515/520] (1915-1968) Anglo-American Catholic Trappist monk, mystic student of comparative religion, social activist, poet, writer, Raids on the Unspeakable, S. 6, New Directions, 8th edition 17. January 1966


  • Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and
    even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start
    more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradu-
    ally struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal re-
    lationship that saves everything.
    Thomas Merton [LoC 515/520] (1915-1968) Anglo-American Catholic Trappist monk, mystic student of comparative religion, social activist, poet, writer, cited in: Goodreads Quotable Quote





  • When you do give up hope, a lot can happen. When it's not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it
    sometimes floats forth and opens like one of those fluted Japanese blossoms, flimsy and spastic, bright and warm.
    Essay by Anne Lamott (*1954) US American recovering conversed alcoholic, bestselling author, Scattering the present,
    presented by the US American news and opinion website Salon, 1. August 2003


  • If hope becomes something you express through illusion, then it's not hope, it's phantasy.
    Video presentation by Chris Hedges (*1956) US American journalist, war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle
    Eastern politics and societies, author, Pulitzer Prize laureate, |AMERICAN PSYCHOSIS – Chris Hedges, Films For Action,
    minute 2:41, 14:43 minutes duration, produced 23. February 2017
  • If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes. Clement of Alexandria (150-215 AD) Greek scholar in classical Greek philosophy and literature, converted Christian theologian, Catechetical School of Alexandria, cited in: AZ Quotes




  • Having hope means that one will not give in to overwhelming anxiety, a defeatist attitude or depression in the face of difficult challenges or setbacks. Hope is more than a sunny view that everything will turn out alright. It is believing you have the will and the way to accomplish your goals. Daniel Goleman (*1946) US American psychologist, science journalist, author, Emotional Intelligence. Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Bantam, 1st edition 1995, reprint 2. June 1997


Anker als Symbol der Hoffnung
  • The Second Layer of Hope: It is the nature of hope to become lost; what be-
    gins with high hopes often ends in deep despair. Hope hid under the lid after
    Pandora's box opened, as if all the troubles of the world must be released be.
    fore genuine hope can be found. Any hope for this hopeless world might have
    to be found inside the currents of despair that increasingly accompany the
    news reports of cultural unraveling and environmental disasters.
    Initial hopes tend to be false hopes and high hopes that never reach the
    ground of reality.
    After naive hopes have been dashed against the hard
    edges of the world a second level of hope sometimes appears, a "hope
    against hope."
    For, what can be found at the edge of hopelessness and in the depths of des-
    pair are the images hidden in the soul, the core imagination that waits to be found when all seems hopeless and the end is in sight. The second layer of hope includes a darker knowledge of the world and a sharper insight into one's own soul. Perhaps it would be better to name the hidden hope "imagination," for it is imagination that keeps the world a becoming thing.
    The core and crucial power of humanity is not simple hope, rather it is the capacity for renewal that attends the inborn powers of imagination. Hope is reborn each time someone awakens to the genuine imagination of their own heart. Hope springs eternal as long as people can find a sense of mythic imagination that can create ways to
    hold the ends and beginnings together, even when things appear hopeless to most.

    Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the men's movement, author, The World Behind the World. Living at the Ends of Time, S. 63, Greenfire Press, 1st edition 28. April 2008



[Featuring the inauguration of Barack Obama – 20. January 2009]

  • Naive hope is general. The second layer of hope, deepened hope, is specific.
    To really enter the world, you usually have to lose your hopes. Once a person loses hope, the actual word for that is despair. In other words, you want leaders who have lost their initial hopes, who have survived their own despair because then once you go through that kind of darkness you find that second level or layer of hope which is not naive and not overly hopeful, but is more of a wise-
    ned and smartened hope, and it's a deeper hope that is not deterred by simple defeat.
    And my hope is that Obama's sense of hope is that second level of hope because given our difficulties, that's the
    kind of hope we're going to need.
    Audio interview with Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org US American storyteller, mythologist, ritualist, spokesman in the men's movement, author, Conversations with Mosaic teachers, presented by the non-commercial US American media organization Na-
    tional Public Radio (NPR)
    , radio KUOW, February 2009


  • Little is to be expected from present-day governments, since these live and act according to a murderous code. Hope remains only in the most difficult task of all: to reconsider everything from the ground up, so as to shape a living so-
    ciety inside a dying society. Albert Camus (1913-1960) French Algeria-born French philosopher, journalist, author, Nobel lau-
    reate in literature, 1957, Neither Victims nor Executioners. An Ethic Superior to Murder, S. 49, 1946, Dwight Macdonald, July-Au-
    gust 1947
    , Wipf and Stock, 15. July 2008


  • Hope is a dimension of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. It transcends the world that is immediately experienced and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizon. Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. Hope is a state of mind. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest
    in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
    Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardl-
    ess of how it turns out. Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) Czech dissident, first postcommunist President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003) and during the Velvet Revolution (1989-1992), poet, playwright, essayist, cited in: Havel on Hope, presented by the Interaction Institute, 18. February 2011


  • Hope is paradoxical. It is neither passive waiting nor is it unrealistic forcing of circumstances that cannot occur. It is like the crouched tiger, which will jump only when the moment for jumping has come. Neither tired reformism nor pseudo-radical adventurism is an expression of hope. To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not
    yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
    There is no sense in hoping for that
    which already exists or for that which cannot be. Those whose hope is weak settle down for comfort or for violence;
    those whose hope is strong see and cherish all signs of new life and are ready every moment to help the birth of that
    which is ready to be born. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanist philo-
    sopher, author, essay The Revolution of Hope, Toward a Humanized Technology Vol. 38, Harper & Row, New York, 1968; American Mental Health Foundation, S. 9, 2010


  • Hope and fear: Fear is an enemy. We know this because when we are afraid, we react irrationally to things, we don't think through. Hope is an enemy, too, though. That sounds kind of wrong, doesn’t it? Everyone likes to have hope: Don’t give up hope. But, here’s the problem with hope: Hope also deludes. We need to have a cold eye. We have to
    be able to look at reality in as alert and awake a fashion as we can. What is true higher consciousness? Well, it starts
    with awareness, with seeing things as they are, not as you want them to be, not as you hope they can be – you have
    to see them as they are. It is only through going over that first large hurdle, I feel, that we can really attain a true higher
    consciousness, a true awareness in which we are awake, not asleep.
    Richard M. Dolan (*1962) US American historian, ufologist, television personality, presented at the "Awake and Aware Conference", Los Angeles, California, 2009



Inaugural, 20. January 2009:

Quoted by Barack Obama, 44th US president

  • Let it be told to the future world [...] that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive [...] that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]. Thomas Paine [US Founding Father] (1737-1809) British US American Enlightenment philosopher, intellectual, inventor, atheist, radical, revolutionary, pamphleteer, author, The American Crisis, Number 1, series of pre-revolutionary pamphlets (1776-1783)



Human power tends to overlook Divine power.

  • The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. […] We have it in our power to begin the world over again.
    Thomas Paine [US Founding Father] (1737-1809) British US American Enlightenment philosopher, intellectual, inventor, atheist, radical, revolutionary, pamphleteer, author, Common Sense, bestselling pamphlet,
    blueprint of modern democracy, 19. December 1776


  • Many people believe in fact that death be-
    gins in the eyes, not in the heart, not in the lungs. And that's when people or any life form gives up hope. [...]
    This elephant – against overwhelming odds – gives up hope.
    But by the same token you can get your hope back again. Just when you think it is all over, there is some-
    thing else happens, some spark gets into you, some sort of will to fight.
    That iron will [...] everything has
    that will to survive, to fight, to push through that mental barrier and to keep going.
    Video presentation by Beverly and Dereck Joubert, US American filmmakers, conservationists, Life lessons from big cats,
    presented by TED Talks, minute 7:30, 17:20 minutes duration, filmed and posted December 2010


  • Hope is only possible if we dare to think the perils of our time.
    René Girard (1923-2015) French-born American historian, anthropological philosopher of social science, literary critic, author,
    Achever Clausewitz. Entretiens avec Benoît Chantre, S. 16, Carnets Nord, Paris, 2007



  • There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
    Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) US American ambassador, socialite, US Congresswoman, playwright, editor, journalist, author,
    cited in: Goodreads Quotable Quote


Reference: en.Wikiquote entry Hope

Literary quotes

  • Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
    Man never Is, but always To be blest.
    The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,
    Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

    Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English translator, poet, neoclassic writer,
    poem An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1734



Englische Texte – English section on Hope

The silver lining

Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err, there does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night.

John Milton [Works LoC 470] (1608-1674) British writer,
Paradise regained, Comus 234, 1671

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  • Deleted video interview with Paul Levy (*1956) US American psycho-activating healer, artist, author, Find Yourself, Finding Hope, Being You – Interview with Paul Levy, presented by the YouTube channel Outside The Box, host Jason Liosatos, YouTube film, 1:02:45 duration, posted 29. October 2018


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