Hope deceitful as it is serves at

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Its all one thing both tend

It’s all one thing – both tend into one scope –
To live upon Tobacco and on Hope,
The one’s but smoke, the other is but wind.
~Sir Robert Aytoun (Ayton)of Kincaldie, "Sonnet on Tobacco"