Quotes about Hope

Most popular hope quotes

Dreams are destroyed by their realization and achievement by accomplishment, but hope lives on forever.


Hope is a waking dream.
Hope is delicate suffering.
Hope is a delicate suffering.
A leader is a dealer in hope.


Patience is the art of hoping.


While there's life there's hope.


Hope is a risk that must be run.


Hope is a talent like any other.
While there's life, there's hope.
Hope is a song in a weary throat.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
While there is life, there is hope.
Hope is a great falsifier of truth.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.

biblical proverbs

Thou art my hope in the day of evil.
— Jeremiah 17:17


Expectation is hope colored by fancy.


Where no hope is left, is left no fear.


Where there is hope, there is happiness.


Is such a bait, it covers any hook.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
When hope is hungry, everything feeds it.
Hope deceives more men than cunning does.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast.


Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery.
More are taken in by hope than by cunning.
Things start as hopes and end up as habits.


How Disappointment tracks
The steps of Hope.


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


Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavor.


When we hope, we usually hope for the wrong thing.
The absence of hope can rot a society from within.
The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.


Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Man is a victim of dope
In the incurable form of hope.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
A great Hope fell
You heard no noise
The Ruin was within.
In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
— Arabian proverb

Arabian proverbs health proverbs

A man's worth shines forth the brightest, who in hope confides.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
But what is Hope?  Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.


We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.


Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

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There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope.
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way.
For like nothing else in the world, hope arouses a passion for the possible.
Hope is generally a wrong Guide, though it is very good Company along the way.
When hope is taken away from a people moral degeneration follows swiftly after.
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve,
And hope without an object cannot live.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.


Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
When he has lost all hope, all object in life, man becomes a monster in his misery.
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.
Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
Hope is the capacity to weigh everything and keep the best of each thing, to discern.
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes one has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.


Waiting is still an occupation. It is not having anything to wait for that is terrible.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.


He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.

the human condition

There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.


Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
I will never give up.  I refuse to.  Isn't hope an incredible, a wonderfully demented thing?
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.
When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.


The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun.  The brightness of our life is gone.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

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Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.


Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
— 1 PETER 3:15 KJV

biblical faith

Life, that can shower you with so much splendor, is unremittingly cruel to those who have given up.


Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
If there is such a thing as sin in this world, I think it must be shutting oneself up against hope.
There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.
Hope will accompany us through our uncertain tomorrows if we will receive, by faith, the God of hope.

God religious

The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
In the treatment of nervous cases, he is the best physician, who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason; for that shows more desire than judgment.
In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night there is a smiling dawn.


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

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In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul—and sings the tunes without the words—and never stops at all.
Through the centuries of despair and dislocation, we had been creative, because we faced down death by daring to hope.


We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
Hope knows no fear.  Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss.  Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.
Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.
Hope is like a road in the country; there never was a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—

And never stops—
 at all.
There are many who feel consciously hopeful and unconsciously hopeless, and there are few for whom it is the other way around.


What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.


Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.


My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.


Hope is necessary in every condition.  The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be unsupportable.
Hope in the face of difficulty.  Hope in the face of uncertainty.  The audacity of hope!  In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us.


Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
When hopes and dreams are loose in the streets, it is well for the timid to lock doors, shutter windows, and lie low until the wrath has passed.
To preserve hope in our world makes calls upon our intelligence and our energy. In those who despair it is frequently the energy that is lacking.
Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
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.


The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.


Perhaps the greatest psychological, physical, and spiritual need all people have is the need for hope that builds our faith and points us beyond our problems.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.


What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won't always be bleak, there's a way to rise above the present circumstances.


We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
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.  You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope.


As the days of spring arouse all nature to a green and growing vitality, so when hope enters the soul it makes all things new. It insures the progress which it predicts.
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?

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Ah, Hope!  What would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope.  Not admire it from a distance, but under its roof.
Hope is not prognostication.  It is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons.
The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
If you run out of hope at the end of the day, rise in the morning and put it on again with your shoes.  Hope is the only reason you won't give in, burn what's left of the ship, and go down with it—the ship of your natural life and your children's only shot.
You do not know what hope is, until you have lost it.
You only know what it is not to hope:
You do not know what it is to have hope taken from you
Or to fling it away, to join the legion of the hopeless
Unrecognized by other men, though sometimes by each other.


The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity ...The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.


On every front there are clear answers out there that can make this country stronger, but we're going to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling. Our job is to make sure that even as we make progress, that we are also giving people a sense of hope and vision for the future.