"Hope is the soul of moral vitality; and any man, or society of men, who would live . . . must be looking forward to something. . . . An institution which is not struggling upwards towards a higher future must resign itself to the conviction that it is already in its decadence and must expect to die."
H. P. Liddon, The Divinity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (London, 1890), pages 73-74.