Light at the end

Posted by ESC on January 25, 2004

In Reply to: First usage of 2 phrases posted by James B. Andrews on January 24, 2004

: I need to know when 2 phrases originated:

: "light at the end of the tunnel"
: "beyond the call of duty"

: Thanks for the help.

THERE'S ALWAYS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL - "Remain hopeful: there's always something good and useful after a long period of hardship and despair. The proverb, which has been traced back to about 1922, was popularized by John F. Kennedy in 1962." From Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).