“Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it
or you don’t, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds
you…Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. 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 definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not
the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty
that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”
– Vaclav Havel