A hopeful life is more probable to be helpful/fruitful/successful. Whereas, a hopeless life is most definite to be helpless/unfruitful/unsuccessful. Therefore, for life be hopeful and never hopeless, even if/when it seems there is not a hope at all.
A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.