135 Hope Quotes

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Here are 135 of the best hope quotes I could find. The goal? Simply to inspire you and help you keep pushing when it’s hard. After all, we all need a few words of encouragement, right? Enjoy!

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve Click to tweet

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King Jr Click to tweet

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Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. Martin Luther Click to tweet

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I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

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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

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If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu Click to tweet

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle Click to tweet

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There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien Click to tweet

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I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank Click to tweet

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Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. Shigenori Kameoka Click to tweet

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The darkest hours are just before dawn. English proverb Click to tweet

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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 Click to tweet

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Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. George Weinberg Click to tweet

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A few thoughts on hope…

When you think deeply about it, what would we do without hope?

As human beings, we all want to improve our current situation, right?

If we are in a bad situation, we hope it will change for the better.

If we are in a good situation, we hope it will last forever.


one thing we must keep in mind is that hope is a double-edged sword.


Because when we hope, it means we expect something and that expectation creates misery.

It means we don’t accept the current situation.

However, it’s also because of hope that we keep pushing and keep fighting for things we care about.

It’s also because of hope that we can create a better world.

In sum,

make sure you hope for the right things and choose your battles wisely.

Fight for what’s worth it and let go of the rest. Your life will get better.


The Best Hope Quotes

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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

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Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees and the sky for us. Maxime Lagacé

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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

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

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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)

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

Learn to close your eyes and trust. Learn to open your heart and love. Learn to take the risk and fly. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

Part 2. Hope Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Hope Quotes

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Searching for a famous quote about hope? Check out those by Confucius, Aristotle, Churchill, Keller, etc.
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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

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Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison

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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

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

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

See also: 13 Movies To Help Give You Hope During Dark Times

Short Hope Quotes

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One-liners, short hope quotes, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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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

What we do now echoes in eternity. Marcus Aurelius

Injustice never rules forever. Seneca

A drowning man will clutch at a straw. Sir Thomas More

Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Alexander Pope

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Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​. Rebecca Solnit

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

What keeps us alive is hope and love. Maxime Lagacé

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Inspirational Hope Quotes

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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

Hope comes from dreams. Dreams come from ambition. Ambition comes from the unwillingness to accept the facts. Maxime Lagacé

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

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller

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 cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions. Jodi Picoult

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

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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. Anne Frank Click to tweet

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

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

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. Lu Xun

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken. John Green

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. Thomas Carlyle

Fools give up after the first blow. The wise after the second. The wiser never. Maxime Lagacé

See also: Dealing with Difficult Times in Life (YouTube video with Brendon Burchard)

Wise Hope Sayings

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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

The sun always comes up. Spring always comes after winter. The river always reach the ocean. Always. 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 best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep. E. Joseph Cossman

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If you never try something new, you don’t learn. If you never create, you don’t contribute. If you never hope, you don’t progress. Maxime Lagacé

The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. T.S. Eliot

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

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 you can’t get over it get under it. Leslie John Ironman

If it were not for hope, the heart would break. Thomas Fuller

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Part 3. Conclusion

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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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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

May 21, 2018

Last Update

October 14, 2021

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  1. Hope is that little voice that stays with us in our darkest times, the voice that will always whisper- Why not try one more time?

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