90 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.

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Here are 90 of the best hope quotes I could find.

So if you want:

  • More energy
  • More determination
  • More progress in your life

Then read the following quotes.

Let yourself be inspired by the greatest who ever lived like

  • Einstein
  • Aristotle
  • Martin Luther King Jr
  • Nelson Mandela
  • and more

After all, we all need a few words of encouragement, right?

I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Top 10 Hope Quotes

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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

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

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

Assume the worst, hope for the best, accept reality. Morgan Housel

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

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

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle

I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson


Short Hope Quotes

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A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte

Kid, you’ll move mountains! Dr. Seuss

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

Injustice never rules forever. Seneca

Hope is the last thing ever lost. Italian proverb

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Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Alexander Pope

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

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


Positive Hope Quotes

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

I inhale hope with every breath I take. Sharon Kay Penman

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. Indira Gandhi

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

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Robert G. Ingersoll

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If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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

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

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

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



More Quotes About Hope

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

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 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

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

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Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. George Weinberg

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

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. Baruch Spinoza

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

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

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)

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

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No hope, no struggle, no change. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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

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

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To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

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)

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



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

Visual For Hope Quotes

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Amateurs get distracted. Pros just keep going. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily. Paulo Coelho

There is no weapon more deadly than the will. Bruce Lee

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. Stay hard.

A few thoughts on hope…

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.

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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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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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.

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June 26, 2024

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