Monday, August 27, 2007

Trivia of the Day

Question: Where did the saying hope springs eternal come from?

Answer: Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733)

"Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;
Wait the great teacher Death, and God adore.
What future bliss He gives not thee to know,
But gives that hope to be thy blessing now.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast:
Man never is, but always to be, blest.
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John McCain cracked me up on The Daily Show with a twist of an old inspiration phrase: "It's always darkest just before it turns completely black."