100 Hope Quotes That Will Nourish Your Soul

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best hope quotes I could find. The goal? Simply to inspire you and help you keep pushing when it seems hopeless. After all, we all need a few words of encouragement, right? You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Lao Tzu, Gandhi, and more. Enjoy!

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

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

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

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I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson

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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela


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It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle

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


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

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

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The darkest hours are just before dawn. English proverb

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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

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Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. George Weinberg


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

While there’s life, there’s hope. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. G.K. Chesterton

Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. Tupac

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

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 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)

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What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde

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

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. 14th 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

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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)

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

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo

Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone. Shah Rukh Khan

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

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

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

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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

Hope is the poor man’s bread. Gary Herbert

Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle

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

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 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

If you are going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

For every dark night there’s a brighter day. Tupac

Related: 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, and backgrounds.
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Kid, you’ll move mountains! Dr. Seuss

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

We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light. Albert Pike

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


Inspirational Hope Quotes

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All things are difficult before they are easy. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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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

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

The sun always comes up. Spring always comes after winter. The river always reach the ocean. Always. Maxime Lagacé

You are full of unshaped dreams… You are laden with beginnings… There is hope in you… Lola Ridge

A person can do incredible things if he or she has enough hope. Shannon K. Butcher

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

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

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

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. Werner von Braun

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 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 average after the second. The wise never. Maxime Lagacé

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


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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

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

Key Takeaways

  • Hope is your lifeline. When everything seems dark, rely on it.
  • Praying, meditating and humor can also help you find strength.
  • Be careful: hope can also make you suffer. Choose your fights wisely.
  • Become an optimist. No pessimists ever changed something for the better.
  • If you change your words, you change your mind. And if you change your mind, you change your life.

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.


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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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

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

You can find him on X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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March 10, 2022

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