These are inspiring words by Cephalus who welcomed Socrates to his residence as described in Book 1 of “Republic” by Plato: “But to him who is conscious of no sin, sweet hope, as Pindar charmingly says, is the kind nurse of his age:

‘Hope,’ he says, ‘cherishes the soul of him who lives in justice and holiness, and is the nurse of his age and the companion of his journey;—hope which is mightiest to sway the restless soul of man.”

These words remind me, somehow, of those from The Count of Monte Cristo: “All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope”.

May 30, 2018

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