102+ Best Hope Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hope is one of the most important mental traits in life and is a feeling that will help you get rid of the most difficult events in your life. No matter how difficult, hope involves the will to get there, and different ways to get there. Inspirational hope quotes will instantly empower and lift you up to get you through a tough time.

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Hope Quotes

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

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

Every cloud has a silver lining. — D.R. Locke

When our men lose their hope of a future and purpose, you’ll surely watch them die a slow death in front of you. — Nan Jones, The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife

Every jack has his jill; if only they can find each other. — R. Cotgrave

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

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Every pot will find its lid. — Yiddish

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

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. — Thomas Norton & Thomas Sackville

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

Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. — W. Rawley

Hope springs eternal. — Alexander Pope

Sometimes the world around us seems empty, and we may feel entirely alone, but now and then – Suddenly! – when we least expect it – when we’ve almost given up hope – when we’re tired or bored or fearful or disgruntled – God breaks through and the angels start to sing. — Ray Pritchard, Joy to the World!

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. — Aristotle

However long the night, the dawn will break. — African Proverb – Hausa Tribe

I dwell in possibility. — Emily Dickinson

Even hope may seem but futile, when with troubles you’re beset, but remember you are facing just what other men have met. — Edgar A Guest Trouble

If it were not for hope, the heart would break. — Greek Sayings

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

Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows. — Australian Aborigine Saying

Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive. — Jesse Jackson

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me … Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. —Shel Silverstein

Look at the bright side. — unknown

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

Never give up hope. — unknown

No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. — Native American Saying

The darkest hours are just before dawn. — English Proverb

Faith and hope work hand in hand, however while hope focuses on the future, faith focuses on the now. — David Odunaiya, How To Make Faith Work In Your Life

Where there’s life, there’s hope. — Theocritus

It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. ― Anne Frank

We can’t ever be sure what our kids will remember (or what we hope they’ll forget), but I kind of think the everyday moments will be the most valued in the end. — Sarah Williams, Cupcakes On A Tuesday

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

I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. — Stephenie Meyer

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

Anybody who has ever struggled to plant his feet onto the floor in the morning knows that life can be hard; it can be stressful; it can be overwhelming. But each of those negative, less than optimal feelings immediately takes a back seat to the inspirational power of hope. — Shawn L. Anderson, A Better Life

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, Nicholas Nickleby

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

We truly believed in something back then, and we knew we were the kind of people capable of believing in something – with all our hearts. And that kind of hope will never simply vanish. — Haruki Murakami

But what if God is in control of your life? With Him steering the ship, there’s every reason to hope, every reason to feel confident, and every reason to move forward boldly in your life, expecting the best out of every experience. — Charles Stanley, Finding Peace

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. 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

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

Hope. It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat. — Tahereh Mafi

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

No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed. You must not lose hope. Don’t stop in your storm. Don’t give up so easily. — Tony Narams, Top Secret

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up your faith and that of others, and it promotes change. — Jan Dargatz, 52 Simple Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Lift

When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on — Theodore Roosevelt

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 H. Spurgeon

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

Christmas is the time of year that restores the hope of peace in the world. — Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings. — Edward S. Ame

There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope. Dave Matthews

Hope is a beautiful thing. It gives us peace and strength and keeps us going when all seems lost. Accepting what you cannot change doesn’t mean you have given up on hope. It just means you have to focus your hope on more humanly tangible and attainable goals. — Julie Donner Andersen

Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened. —Charles Haddon Spurgeon

As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by — Hong Kong Proverb

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

The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love and hope. — Wilfred Peterson

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

The gospel infuses hope and joy into our current circumstances by acknowledging God’s greatness over any crisis we’ll face. — Randy Alcorn, God’s Promise of Happiness

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

I was never crippled until I lost hope. Believe me, the loss of hope is far worse than the loss of limbs. — Nick Vujicic

Even your past pain can be a blessing to someone. Hope lifters are willing to reach back and pass hope on. — Kathe Wunnenberg, Hopelifter

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

A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. — Oprah Winfrey

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

Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom for the day and hope for the future. — Billy Graham

You’ve gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less. — Author Unknown

Hope is passion for what is possible — Soren Kierkegaard

To be without hope is like being without goals, what are you working towards? Catherine Pulsifer

Even one’s yesterdays could not continue to stir and move in a man’s mind unless there were a future for those yesterdays to make. — Mary Ellen Chase

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. — Thomas Fuller

Look to heaven and say, ‘Lord, please see me through this one!’ That helps take the focus off me. I have sat and wasted many hours wondering, ‘Why me?’ It doesn’t help to sit and mope. Look for hope. — David DeNotaris

Hope is medicine for a soul that’s sick and tired. — Eric Swensson

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

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

And, perhaps, what we ministers need to do is realize there are some real hurting people out there who do not need another sermon or lecture but, rather, a fresh word of hope and encouragement from God. — Don Wilton, A Hope and a Future

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. — Abraham Cowley

Let us not be uneasy then about the different roads we may pursue, as believing them the shortest, to that our last abode, but following the guidance of a good conscience, let us be happy in the hope that by these different paths we shall all meet in the end. — Thomas Jefferson

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

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

There is always hope for a new day, hope that the darkness won’t always seem impenetrable. There is always hope because our Redeemer lives. — Marcia Laycock, Celebrate This Day

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

In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced. — Fritz Knapp, Vince Lombardi: Toughness

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

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NLT)

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

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is ‘good,’ because it is good, if ‘bad’ because it works in us patience, humility, and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. — C. S. Lewis

Hope is tenacious. It goes on living and working when science has dealt it what should be its deathblow. — Paul Laurence Dunbar

When life’s broken places lead us to Jesus, ultimately, we will find hope. Renee Swope, Encouragement for Today

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

No matter where we are in our walk of life, the resurrection is still to come. This should give us hope for tomorrow. — Ralene Berry, As I Encourage You, I Encourage Myself

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.

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

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