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Can there be hope where fear is?

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
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Can there be hope where fear is?

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
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Miguel de Cervantes/Quotes
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
To be prepared is half the victory.
Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
The eyes those silent tongues of love.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.
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Context from : DON QUIXOTE

Chapter XIV
WHEREIN ARE INSERTED THE DESPAIRING VERSES OF THE DEAD SHEPHERD, TOGETHER WITH OTHER INCIDENTS NOT LOOKED FOR

THE LAY OF CHRYSOSTOM


Disdain hath power to kill, and patience dies

Slain by suspicion, be it false or true;

And deadly is the force of jealousy;

Long absence makes of life a dreary void;

No hope of happiness can give repose

To him that ever fears to be forgot;

And death, inevitable, waits in hall.

But I, by some strange miracle, live on

A prey to absence, jealousy, disdain;

Racked by suspicion as by certainty;

Forgotten, left to feed my flame alone.

And while I suffer thus, there comes no ray

Of hope to gladden me athwart the gloom;

Nor do I look for it in my despair;

But rather clinging to a cureless woe,

All hope do I abjure for evermore.

Can there be hope where fear is? Were it well,

When far more certain are the grounds of fear?

Ought I to shut mine eyes to jealousy,

If through a thousand heart-wounds it appears?

Who would not give free access to distrust,

Seeing disdain unveiled, and—bitter change!—

All his suspicions turned to certainties,

And the fair truth transformed into a lie?

Oh, thou fierce tyrant of the realms of love,

Oh, Jealousy! put chains upon these hands,

And bind me with thy strongest cord, Disdain.

But, woe is me! triumphant over all,

My sufferings drown the memory of you.

Read more: online-literature.com/cervantes/don_quixote/18/
Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
Can there be hope where fear is?

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


Fear is not so scary as a despair - and even then there's a chance... I am not afraid to bet on hope.
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Daemon wrote:
Can there be hope where fear is?

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


Fear balances, cuts hope (down?) to size, makes it reasonable, brings hope within grasp of reality.
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No, because 💎 Hope is in Smithsonian Museum.
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