Hope is the instinctive turning of the flower to the sun. It bestows inspiring strength on the weak and gallant endurance on the sorrowful. It is a way up from flinty tracts to the level plateau where the worst troubles vanish. And those of us who have planted our feet on the grander path that shall lead one day to ultimate wisdom, have to go on--whether it be through sorrow or joy, weakness or strength, world-turmoil or world-peace. For us there is no turning back.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 2: Its Choice > # 506