Hope is the mainspring of life feature
Architectural feature in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York. Jerry L. Thompson

Architectural feature on the grounds of Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, New York. Photographed in September 2000.

The quotation is by Henry L. Stimson, who served as Secretary of War and Secretary of State under four different administrations between 1911 and 1945.

But men are also good and great, kind and wise. Honor begets honor; trust begets trust; faith begets faith; and hope is the mainspring of life.