290 Hope Quotes That Will Empower You

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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

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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

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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

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?

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Hope is a​n 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.)

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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

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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Short Hope Quotes

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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 (Positive, Uplifting)

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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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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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

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. Emil Brunner

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. Don Quixote

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

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Wise Hope Quotes (Words of wisdom)

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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

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. Hope Quotes About…

Hope Quotes About Never Giving Up, Strength

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Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling Click to tweet

Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about. Winston Churchill

Never give up. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it. Catherine Pulsifer

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

As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. Lao Tzu

To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful ‘magic skills’ that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition. Elizabeth Gilbert

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. Thomas Merton

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James A. Michener

I knew life began where I stood in the dark, looking out into the light. Yusef Komunyakaa

Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. […] The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal. Sri Chinmoy

No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead. Oprah Winfrey

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow. Dorothy Thompson

We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are. Tobias Wolff Click to tweet

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. C. S. Lewis

Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have. H. Jackson Brown Jr

When the world says “give up”, hope whispers try it one more time. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Out of difficulties grow miracles. Jean De La Bruyère

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Hope Quotes About Spirituality, Prayers

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The fewer the words, the better the prayer. Martin Luther Click to tweet

Prayer is man’s greatest power. W. Clement Stone

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening. Mahatma Gandhi

A bad prayer is vague, unemotional and impossible. A good prayer is clear and realist. A great prayer is clear and has already happened. Maxime Lagacé

I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer. Martin Luther

Whether you’ve seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise. Martha Beck

Religion is the resolute following of the star of hope through triumphs and tragedies of time. A. Eustace Haydon

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. Tom Head

Many things are possible for the person who has hope. Even more is possible for the person who has faith. And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love. But everything is possible for the person who practices all three virtues. Brother Lawrence

I know you’re tired but come, this is the way. Rumi Click to tweet

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Helen Keller

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother TeresaPrayer is where the action is. John Wesley

The word hope I take for faith; and indeed hope is nothing else but the constancy of faith. John Calvin

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie ten Boom

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Hope Quotes About The Bible, God

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Dear Jesus, do something. Vladimir Nabokov Click to tweet

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb

Without Christ there is no hope. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Christ showed us hope transformed into sacrificial love. Chuck Colson

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. Victor Hugo

We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown. John Calvin

Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Søren Kierkegaard Click to tweet

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and will rest in safety. Job 11:18

Hope Quotes About Life, Love, Relationships

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Where there’s life, there’s hope. Theocritus Click to tweet

Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow. Toni Morrison

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death. Pearl S. Buck

What keeps us alive is hope. What keeps us alive is love. Maxime Lagacé

Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso

The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are. Oprah Winfrey

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. Napoleon Bonaparte

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Albert Schweitzer

We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: hope. Manel Loureiro

We live by hope. We do not always get all we want when we want it. But we have to believe that someday, somehow, some way, it will be better and that we can make it so. Hubert H. Humphrey

Savor life: don’t just breathe it in; exhale the moment to intake the next. KC Rhoads

It was stupid to hope, she knew. But sometimes hope was all you had. Cassandra Clare

The hope you feel when you are in love is not necessarily for anything in particular. Love brings something inside you to life. Perhaps it is just the full dimensionality of your own capacity to feel that returns. Susan Griffin

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Tom Bodett

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. Barbara Kingsolver

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. Erik H. Erikson

Love without hope will not survive. Love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith. Toba Beta

In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clinched fist none. Victor Hugo Click to tweet

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Maya Angelou

If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person. Haruki Murakami

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. Norman Cousins

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. Maya Angelou

It is hope that gives life meaning. And hope is based on the prospect of being able one day to turn the actual world into a possible one that looks better. François Jacob

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? Nicholas Sparks

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

While the heart beats, hope lingers. Alison Croggon

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Quotes About Losing Hope (And Never Losing Hope)

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Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden. Cormac McCarthy

Two words will help you cope when you run low on hope: accept and trust. Charles R. Swindoll

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

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. Roy T. Bennett

When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope. Pittacus Lore

That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man. Charles Bukowski

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Amy Tan

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. Laini Taylor

I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. Elie Wiesel

The value of another’s experience is to give us hope, not to tell us how or whether to proceed. Peter Block

Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily. Lemony Snicket

Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. Norman Vincent Peale

It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee. Nicholas Sparks

Hope Quotes About Faith, Optimism, Trust, Audacity

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Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. Publilius Syrus Click to tweet

The first quality that is needed is audacity. Winston Churchill

Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it. Albert Camus

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

Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. Thomas Aquinas

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. Anne Lamott

Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight. Henry Ward Beecher

As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. E.B. White

There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity. Martin Luther King Jr

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller

Optimism is an expectation of the future, but hope is a way of experiencing the present. Optimism argues with the predictions of cynicism and bitterness, and is often proved wrong. Hope rejects cynicism and bitterness as unhelpful, and is perennially proved right. Doug Muder

The greatest personalities that ever existed have been those who united human beings and put them on the road toward cooperation and effectiveness and peace. Those whom the world has held highest have helped to unite and not sever interconnectedness. They have not been the destroyers of differences but the harmonizer of differences. John Lovejoy Elliott

Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Jim Butcher Click to tweet

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. Steve Maraboli

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams. Elizabeth Gilbert

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith. Paulo Coelho

What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change. Reese Witherspoon

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Christian D. Larson

Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith. Robert Brault

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy

It’s important to emphasize that hope is only a beginning; it’s not a substitute for action, only a basis for it. Rebecca Solnit

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. Pearl S. Buck

We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability? Margaret Atwood

Fear created gods; audacity created kings. Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon

The past is made out of facts… I guess the future is just hope. Isaac Marion

Hope – hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope. Barack Obama

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See also: 10 Reasons to Think Like an Optimist

Part 4. The Best Hope Speeches

Barack Obama

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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.

Howard Zinn

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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.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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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.


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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

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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 5. 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 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, 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

September 11, 2020


  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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