The 100 Best Quotes About Hope

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Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen

Hope is a powerful thing. It motivates us to do the seemingly unattainable and sustains us through trying times. That's why we've compiled a list of the 140 best quotes about hope.

To find the right words that speak to you, browse through all the different hope quotes below.


Short Quotes and Sayings About Hope

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

― Robert H. Schuller


But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.

Martin Luther King Jr.


The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.

William Shakespeare


Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

― Alexander Pope


Where there's life there's hope.

― J.R.R. Tolkien


Yes We Can!

Barack Obama


We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

― Martin Luther King Jr.


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

― Desmond Tutu


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

Albert Camus


Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.

― Emanuel Cleaver


Hope is a waking dream.

Aristotle


How slow life is, how violent hope is.

― Guillaume Apollinaire


In a time of destruction, create something.

― Maxine Hong Kingston


To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.

Jane Austen


Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.

― Robert Green Ingersoll


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

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.

― Bernard Williams


Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars.

― Cecelia Ahern


A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.

― Charles M. Schulz


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

― Anonymous


All human wisdom is contained in these two words - Wait and Hope.

― Alexandre Dumas


It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.

― Richard Evans


Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.

― Laini Taylor


I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.

― Arthur Miller


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

― Roy T. Bennett


To live without hope is to cease to live.

Fyodor Dostoevsky


He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Benjamin Franklin


My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.

― L.M. Montgomery


Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.

― Pearl S. Buck


I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.

Abraham Lincoln


Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

― Francis Bacon


Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. - Samuel Smiles

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

― Bertrand Russell


A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte


It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

― John Guare


Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.

Rumi


The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.

Oscar Wilde


I always entertain great hopes.

― Robert Frost


Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.

― J.R.R. Tolkien


May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

Nelson Mandela


Time is no longer endless or the horizon destitute of hope.

― Charles Lindbergh


Walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone.

― Shah Rukh Khan


Once you choose hope, anything's possible.

― Christopher Reeve


He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

― Thomas Carlyle


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

― Benjamin Disraeli


There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo


If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.

― Thomas Fuller


Hope is a waking dream. - Aristotle


Famous Quotes and Sayings About Hope

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.

― Bil Keane


You don't forget the face of the person who was your last hope.

― Suzanne Collins


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

Helen Keller


Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.

― Langston Hughes


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius


You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.

― John Lennon


She wasn't bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.

― Stephen Chbosky


When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho


But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. - Martin Luther King Jr.

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.

Albert Einstein


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


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


I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

― Charles Dickens


Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.

― Saint Augustine


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


Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

― Stephen King


Hope, in reality, is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.

Friedrich Nietzsche



Inspirational Quotes and Sayings About Hope

I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.

― Stephenie Meyer


There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

― Leonard Cohen


A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.

― Howard Thurman


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

― Cormac McCarthy


I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes... you're Doing Something.

― Neil Gaiman


It's a good place when all you have is hope and not expectations.

― Danny Boyle


With every mistake, we must surely be learning.

― George Harrison


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

― Nicholas Sparks


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

― Helen Keller


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 the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.

― Samuel Smiles


Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

― Charles Dickens


Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. - Bertrand Russell

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

― Jonas Salk


The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

― J.R.R. Tolkien


We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.


There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

― Orison Swett Marden


Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

― Coco Chanel


As long as the sun's shining, shit can't be that bad.

― J. Lynn


Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.

― Pliny the Elder


A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

― Elbert Hubbard


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


In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.

― Fritz Knapp


All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill


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


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

― Albert Camus


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

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


There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.

― John Green


All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.

― Magic Johnson


Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.

― Tena Desae


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

― Albert Einstein


Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.

― Samuel Smiles


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


Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.

Maya Angelou


Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…

― Alfred Lord Tennyson


The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.

― Stephen Ambrose


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


We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

― Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld


Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.

― Pittacus Lore


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

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

― William Faulkner


The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.

― Marion Zimmer Bradley


The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

― Barack Obama


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

― Brad Henry


We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

― Franklin D. Roosevelt


We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.

― Ed Markey


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


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


It's always something, to know you've done the most you could. But, don't leave off hoping, or it's of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last.

― Charles Dickens


Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

― Tertullian


At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.

― Jesse Jacksonq


My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.

― Jim Henson


Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

― Henri Frederic Amiel


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

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!

― Dante Alighieri


Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.

Mark Twain


When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.

― W. C. Fields


Hope 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 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


I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.

― Anne Frank


Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.

― John Wayne


Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

― Joseph Addison


Hope will never be silent.

― Harvey Milk


There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.

― Orison Swett Marden


Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.

― Epictetus


I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.

― T. S. Eliot


The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.

― Charlotte Bronte


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

― Elie Wiesel


Beware how you take away hope from another human being.

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.

― Marcus Garvey


To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

― Gilbert Keith Chesterton


Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.

― Seamus Heaney


The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.

― Will Durant


The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

― Thomas Hardy


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

― Victor Hugo


I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.

― Arthur Ashe


Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.

― Mason Cooley


Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.

― Lillian Hellman


Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.

― Calvin Coolidge


There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.

― Anwar Sadat


We often call a certainty a hope, to bring it luck.

― Elizabeth Bibesco


Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.

― Arnold H. Glasow


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