Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Possible interpretation: The normal interpretation of this saying is that people will always be optimistic and think that something better is coming.Note: From An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope (1688-1744). Pope seems to be referring specifically to people's belief in a life after death:
Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is, but always to be blest.
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
When we say that "hope springs eternal in the human breast" we normally mean it is human nature to
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Contributor: Josef Essberger