By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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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!
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King Jr
Everything that is done in this world is done by hope. Martin Luther
I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela
It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. Maxime Lagacé
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. Henry David Thoreau
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle
There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien
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
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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.
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
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
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)
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
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
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The Most Famous Hope Quotes
Searching for a famous quote about hope? Check out those by Confucius, Aristotle, Churchill, Keller, etc.
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
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)
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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
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Short Hope Quotes
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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
Hope is an 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
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
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
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
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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
- 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.
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Do you have hope? What’s your favorite hope quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
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