Hope Quotes

“A sense of expectation and eagerness for something to happen,” says the dictionary. These hope quotations will inspire you with both and will restore your faith in humanity.

When we feel hopeful, we are upbeat and believe that good things will come to ourselves and the rest of the world.

So, whether you’re looking for a definition of hope or just want to read some encouraging words to lift your spirits, we’ve found the right hope quotation for you.

150+ Quotes About Hope to Improve Your Confidence

It can be tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you or a loved one is going through a difficult moment in life. A word or a remark can sometimes be all that is required to find hope in the midst of adversity.

If you’re looking for some motivation, we’ve put together a collection of 150+  inspiring healing quotes for you to share. Know that you are not alone, no matter where you are in the recovery process.

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.___Robert Ingersoll

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.___Robert Ingersoll

Hope is but the dream of those who wake. – Matthew Prior


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


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


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

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

We need hope, or else we cannot endure.___Sara J. Maas


Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.___Martin Luther


We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.___François de la Rochefoucauld


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

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

Hope costs nothing. – Colette


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


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


Hope springs eternal in the human breast.___Alexander Pope

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.___Alexander Pope

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


Quotes about Hope

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.____J.R.R. Tolkien

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.____J.R.R. Tolkien

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 a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up___David Orr


A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon Bonaparte


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


Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.― Margaret Mitchell

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.― Margaret Mitchell

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


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


Hope is a passion for the possible. –Søren Kierkegaard


Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.___Sir Francis Bacon


Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.___Brené Brown

Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.___Brené Brown

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


Hope and change are hard-fought things.____Michelle Obama


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


The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu


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

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

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.___Chris Hedges


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


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


Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.― José N. Harris


Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.― Markus Zusak

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.― Markus Zusak

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.___Ralph Waldo Emerson


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 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


It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.― John Guare


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

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

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


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


Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.___William Sloane Coffin

Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.___William Sloane Coffin

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


Hope is a waking dream. – Aristotle


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


However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.___Stephen Hawking


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


The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.___William Shakespeare

The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.___William Shakespeare

Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.___Martin Luther King Jr.


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 is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.___Edward Ame


Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​. – Rebecca Solnit

Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​. – Rebecca Solnit

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


When the world says ‘give up,’ hope whispers try it one more time.___Unknown


That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man.___Charles Bukowski, Factotum


It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.__Frank Warren

It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.__Frank Warren

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.___Michael Jackson


It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.____J.R.R. Tolkien


You never know what tomorrow may bring. – Anonymous


My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.___L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


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


In a time of destruction, create something.___Maxine Hong Kingston

In a time of destruction, create something.___Maxine Hong Kingston

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough 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


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


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

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

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.


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 Fall of Atlantis


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


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.___Ellie Wiesel


Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever.___Lao Tzu

Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever.___Lao Tzu

Hopeful Quotes

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.____E.B. White


Out of difficulties grow miracles. –Jean de la Bruyère

Out of difficulties grow miracles. –Jean de la Bruyère

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.___E. Joseph Cossman


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


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


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, Animal Dreams


In all things it is better to hope than to despair. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In all things it is better to hope than to despair. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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


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


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


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


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


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


What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.____Oscar Wilde

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.____Oscar Wilde

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


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


You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.____Pablo Neruda


Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.____Helen Keller


A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?___Jane Wagner


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


We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.___Tobias Wolff


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


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.___Confucius


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


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


Every cloud has a silver lining. – John Milson


The darkest hours are just before dawn.___English Prover


This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.___David Nicholls, One Day


Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.____J.K. Rowling


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


Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.___Thomas Edison


I dwell in possibility. – Emily Dickinson


You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.___Maya Angelou


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


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.___Winston Churchill


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


In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.____Albert Camus


However long the night, the dawn will break.___African Proverb


Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.___John F. Kennedy


I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.___Werner Von Braun


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


Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.___Norman Vincent Peale


The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.___Alain de Botton


If winter comes, can spring be far behind?___Percy Bysshe Shelley


What we do now echoes in eternity.___Marcus Aurelius


While the heart beats, hope lingers. – Alison Croggon


We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.___John Green


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 where they lead.___Louisa May Alcott


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.___Winston Churchill


To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.___Audrey Hepburn


The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.___T.S. Eliot


Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.___Shah Ruhk Khan


In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.___Barack Obama


He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.___Thomas Carlyle


He who has never hoped can never despair. – George Bernard Shaw


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 the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.___G.K. Chesterton


Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.___George Weinberg


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


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


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


In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man’s torments.____Friedrich Nietzsche


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


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


To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.___Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility


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


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


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


Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.___Michael Jackson


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


While there’s life, there’s hope. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different.___Jim Butcher


Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.___The Architect, The Matrix Reloaded


Never lose hope. Never forget the power of intentions and desires.____Debasish Mridha


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


Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.___Cormac McCarthy, The Road


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


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


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


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


Hope is the last thing ever lost. – Italian Proverb


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


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