Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve Click to tweet
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King Jr Click to tweet
Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. Martin Luther Click to tweet
I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet
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It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu Click to tweet
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle Click to tweet
There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien Click to tweet
I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank
Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. Shigenori Kameoka
The darkest hours are just before dawn. English proverb
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. George Weinberg
The Best Hope Quotes
Hope is a passion for the possible. Søren Kierkegaard
Every cloud has a silver lining. John Milson Click to tweet
While there’s life, there’s hope. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. G.K. Chesterton
Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr
Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. Tupac
However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope. Stephen Hawking
Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver
In all things it is better to hope than to despair. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees and the sky for us. Maxime Lagacé
Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment. Martin Luther King Jr
If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Hope is but the dream of those who wake. Matthew Prior
Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die. Andy Dufresne (Shawshank Redemption)
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton
In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. Barack Obama
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. Louisa May Alcott
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. Hafiz of Persia
Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day. E.B. White
All human eyes have longing in them. Ernesto Cardenal
Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone. Shah Rukh Khan
There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo Click to tweet
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What Is Hope?
Hope is an embrace of the unknown. Rebecca Solnit
Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings. Edward S. Ame
Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning. Barbara Kingsolver
Hope is a double-edged sword. Use it and you’ll suffer until you reach your goal. Don’t use it you’ll fall into despair. Maxime Lagacé
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. Thomas Fuller
Part 2. Hope Quotes That Are…
The Most Famous Hope Quotes (Obama, Churchill, Keller, etc.)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius Click to tweet
Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. Nelson Mandela
You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. Maya Angelou
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Norman Vincent Peale
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle
Hope is the poor man’s bread. Gary Herbert
Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. Chris Gardner (Will Smith in the movie The Pursuit Of Happyness)
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs
There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength”. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. Dalai Lama
When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. Theodore Roosevelt
All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope? Immanuel Kant
This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope? Barack Obama
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. Martin Luther King Jr
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey Click to tweet
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed. Michael Jackson
The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. William Shakespeare
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
If you are going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
For every dark night there’s a brighter day. Tupac
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Kid, you’ll move mountains! Dr. Seuss Click to tweet
Hope is the last thing ever lost. Italian proverb
A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte
The most hopeful and the most enduring will prevail. Maxime Lagacé
Yes we can! Barack Obama
Hope and change are hard-fought things. Michelle Obama
A drowning man will clutch at a straw. Sir Thomas More
Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Alexander Pope
What we do now echoes in eternity. Marcus Aurelius
Injustice never rules forever. Seneca
Oft hope is born when all is forlorn. J.R.R. Tolkien
Hope is medicine for a soul that’s sick and tired. Eric Swensson
We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light. Albert Pike Click to tweet
This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today. David Nicholls
Hope costs nothing. Colette
Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up. David Orr
Hope keeps you alive. Lauren Olive
I accept the universe! Margaret Fuller
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Inspirational Hope Quotes
All things are difficult before they are easy. Thomas Fuller Click to tweet
I inhale hope with every breath I take. Sharon Kay Penman
However long the night, the dawn will break. African proverb
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller
Learn to ask even when you feel weak. Learn to work even if you don’t want to. Learn to hope even when the odds are against you. Maxime Lagacé
We swallowed the chaos because we knew we didn’t want to be ordinary. Robert M. Drake
A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? Jane Wagner
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Robert G. Ingersoll
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. Woodrow Wilson
Part 1. Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Barack Obama
Part 2. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it. Barack Obama
Part 3. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be. Barack Obama
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh
Hope itself is like a star – not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. Samuel Smiles
Part 1. Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. Thomas Merton
Part 2. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything. Thomas Merton
The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It’s enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrows currently assail us aren’t worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon. Joni Eareckson Tada
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. Francis of Assisi
You are full of unshaped dreams… You are laden with beginnings… There is hope in you… Lola Ridge
Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. John F. Kennedy
A person can do incredible things if he or she has enough hope. Shannon K. Butcher Click to tweet
Hope has a cost. Hope is not comfortable or easy. Hope requires personal risk. It is not about the right attitude. Hope is not about peace of mind. Hope is action. Hope is doing something. The more futile, the more useless, the more irrelevant and incomprehensible an act of rebellion is, the vaster and more potent hope becomes. Chris Hedges
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. Robert Fulghum
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. Robert H. Goddard
Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran so we all can fly. Unknown
I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. Werner von Braun
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken. John Green
A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. Thomas Carlyle
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Funny And Surprising Hope Quotes
You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)
The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep. E. Joseph Cossman
Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions. Jodi Picoult
To hear the phrase “our only hope” always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left. Lemony Snicket
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. G.K. Chesterton
People without hope not only don’t write novels, but what is more to the point, they don’t read them. Flannery O’Connor
Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. Irving Berlin
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss
Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. Dorothy Thompson
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Audrey Hepburn
Deep Hope Quotes And Metaphors
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. Anne Frank Click to tweet
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. W. Rawley
By clinging to hope, you unknowingly cling to fear. James Pierce
In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man’s torments. Friedrich Nietzsche
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Albert Camus
A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future. Albert Camus
Hope comes from dreams. Dreams come from ambition. Ambition comes from the unwillingness to accept the facts. Maxime Lagacé
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. Samuel Smiles
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. O. S. Marden
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. Vaclav Havel
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. Will Durant
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. Lin Yutang
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. Abraham Cowley
He who has never hoped can never despair. George Bernard Shaw
Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. S.A. Sachs
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. Robert Ingersoll
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. Pearl S. Buck
Hope is the belief that this moment isn’t good enough. Naval Ravikant
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. François de La Rochefoucauld
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. Albert Schweitzer
Without hope, there is no despair. There is only meaningless suffering. D. Morgenstern
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Charles Haddon Spurgeon Click to tweet
In an age of hope, men looked up at the night sky and saw “the heavens.” In an age of hopelessness, they call it simply “space”. Peter Kreeft
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Kahlil Gibran
You’ll stop hurting when you stop hoping. Guillaume Musso
Wise Hope Quotes (Words of wisdom)
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde
It is the first purpose of hope to make hopelessness bearable. Robert Brault Click to tweet
If you never try something new, you never learn. If you never create, you never contribute. If you never hope, you never change. Maxime Lagacé
Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process. Brené Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh
Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté. Maria Popova
Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option. James Cameron
When you stop hoping you start settling. Valorie Burton
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope. Samuel Johnson
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. Proverb
The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. T.S. Eliot
Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII
Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain. Samuel Johnson
A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope. Geraldine Solon
The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts. Alain de Botton
To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect. Jane Austen
Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, “Wait and Hope”. Alexandre Dumas
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen
All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Henri Nouwen
Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible. William Sloane Coffin Click to tweet
Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment. William Penn
There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. Baruch Spinoza
Things start out as hopes and end up as habits. Lillian Hellman
If it were not for hope, the heart would break. Thomas Fuller
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Part 3. The Best Hope Speeches
Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire;
what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation;
what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom’s cause.
Hope is what led me here today – with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas;
and a story that could only happen in the United States of America.
Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us;
by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is;
who have courage to remake the world as it should be.
To be hopeful in bad times is based on the fact that human history is not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something.
If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand Utopian future.
The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
Listen to the exhortation of the dawn!
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And to-morrow is only a vision;
But to-day well lived makes
Every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn!
F. Scott Fitzgerald
For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be.
There’s no time limit.
Start whenever you want.
You can change or stay the same.
There are no rules to this thing.
We can make the best or the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it.
I hope you see things that startle you.
I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before.
I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.
I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again. Click to tweet
Part 4. Conclusion
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. G.K. Chesterson Click to tweet
With despair, true optimism begins: the optimism of the man who expects nothing, who knows he has no rights and nothing coming to him, who rejoices in counting on himself alone and in acting alone for the good of all. Jean-Paul Sartre
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