Promises are worse than lies. You don't just make them believe, you also make them hope.— Marilyn Monroe
Reckoning False Hope quotations
What unhappy beings men are! They constantly waver between false hopes and silly fears, and instead of relying on reason they create monsters to frighten themselves with, and phantoms which lead them astray.
If humanity has any hope of effecting real change for the better, it will not come from the Madison Avenue false reality makers who've cast Barack Obama as the savior of the world. To alter our course from tyranny to liberty, to defeat the corrupt elite, we must get past the puppets and confront the real power structure of the planet.
I like cinnamon rolls, but I don't always have time to make a pan.
That's why I wish they would sell cinnamon roll incense. After all I'd rather light a stick and have my roommate wake up with false hopes.
False hope really makes you cynical.
Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true Messiahs - Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep!
False hopes are more dangerous than fears.
There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hope soon to be swept away.
Better to know the quick pain of truth than the ongoing pain of a long-held false hope.
False hope is nicer than no hope at all.
Harsh reality is always better than false hope.
Closure is just as delusive-it is the false hope that we can deaden our living grief.
False hope is better than no hope at all.
Canadians want to see real hope restored, not false hopes raised.
The way past despair and false hope is just letting go.
It doesn't improve your odds of survival, but it doesn't waste mental energy.
False hope is worse than despair.
Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.
And as far as false hope, there is no such thing.
There is only hope or the absence of hope-nothing else.
Bisexuality is our best hope of escape from the animosities and false polarities of the current sex wars.
In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
I have a theory about marriage, Monsieur Boustouler.
And it’s that nearly always you will know within two weeks if it’s going to work. It’s astonishing how many people remain shackled for years, decades even, in a protracted and mutual state of self-delusion and false hope when in fact they had their answer in those first two weeks.
There is something truly restorative, finally comforting, in coming to the end of an illusion - a false hope.
Harshness to me is giving somebody false hopes and not following through.
That's harsh. Telling some guy or some girl who've got zero talent that they have zero talent actually is a kindness.
To those searching for truth -- not the truth of dogma and darkness but the truth brought by reason, search, examination, and inquiry, discipline is required. For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction -- faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
The word liberty has been falsely used by persons who, being degenerately profligate in private life, and mischievous in public, had no hope left but in fomenting discord.
Evermore the Law must prepare the way for the gospel.
To overlook this in instructing souls is almost certain to result in false hope, the introduction of a false standard of Christian experience, and to fill the Church with false converts... Time will make this plain.
it is not that religion is merely useless, it is mischievous.
It is mischievous by its idle terrors; it is mischievous by its false morality; it is mischievous by its hypocrisy; by its fanaticism; by its dogmatism; by its threats; by its hopes; by its promises.
False hope can lead to intemperate choices and flawed decision making.
True hope takes into account the real threats that exist and seeks to navigate the best path around them.
There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away. The British people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool's paradise.
For faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.
False hope is sometimes much worse and sometimes much better than no hope.
The fact of the matter is that hope comes from many sources.
I think depending on the federal government to be some sort of a savior is false hope.
You have to have hope. It's irresponsible to give false hope, which I think a lot of playwrights are guilty of. But I also think it's irresponsible to simply be a nihilist, which quite a lot of playwrights, especially playwrights younger than me, have become guilty of.
More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: 'Give them something to eat.'