|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Alexander Pope (16881744)|
|QUOTATION:||Hope springs eternal in the human breast:|
Man never is, but always to be blest. 1
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
|ATTRIBUTION:||Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 95.|
Thus we never live, but we hope to live; and always disposing ourselves to be happy.Blaise Pascal: Thoughts, chap. v. 2. [back]