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Ultimately, may these quotes about hope inspire you. If you are feeling hopeless, may they lift your spirits and give you new resolve. If you are going through tough times - remember the cliche: tough times never last, but tough people do. And you are tough. So please explore and ponder these quotes, you can ponder on the nature of hope, and we hope you will agree with us that having hope is the universally human thing to do - be optimistic - tomorrow is a new day. We wish you the very best, and hope you will share these quotes and quotepics widely - please link back to us if you can.

Where we find hate and darkness, may we bring love and hope, in order to give a more human face to society.

--Pope Francis

Humans hope. Having hope defines being human.

--D. Pariz

Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.

--Andy Dufresne

When you stop hoping you start settling.

--Valorie Burton

Revolutions are born of hope.

--Crane Brinton

Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.

--S. A. Sachs

Whatever it is your doing out there, don't lose hope, you just keep digging and things can work out. I'm proof.

--Carl Edwards

Hope is a curious thing. You always seem to loose it when you most need it.

--P.B. McIlrath

Where there is love there is life; where there is life there is hope.

--Allan Stratton

Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.

--David Orr

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

--Ralph Blum

Never say there's no hope. Hope disappears only when you say there's no hope.

--Asmaa Mahfouz

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.

--Aaron Lauritsen

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

--Abraham Cowley

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.

--Alfred Nobel

A hopeless man sees difficulties in every chance, but a hopeful person sees chances in every difficulty.

--Ali ibn Abi Talib

As long as a person is breathing, there is hope for them.

--Anthony Kiedis

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

--Antonio Porchia

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

--Arnold H. Glasow

There is no hope without endeavor.

--Aung San Suu Kyi

Hope and milk sour by standing.

--Austin O'Malley

Hope is the shadow of faith.

--Austin O'Malley

Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.

--Baltasar Gracian

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for!

--Barbara Kingsolver

Longer Version:

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 live right in it, under its roof.

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

There's a lot to be concerned about; there's more to be hopeful for.

--Bob Goff

Never give up. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.

--Catherine Pulsifer

One act of random kindness is enough to transform despair into hope.

--Charles F. Glassman

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

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.

--Charles M. Schulz

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.

--Christopher Reeve

Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.

--Christopher Reeve

Hope costs nothing.


Hopelessness is a really toxic and dangerous state.

--Cory Booker

The phrase all is lost only applies to those that are.

--Craig D. Lounsbrough

Hope transforms pessimism into optimism. Hope is invincible.

--Daisaku Ikeda

The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.

--Daniel Berrigan

Without hope we live in desire.

--Dante Alighieri

Life is a fairy tale that was written by hopes, dreams, and desires.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

It feels wonderful when you fly with hopes and dreams.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.


Death, only, renders hope futile.

--Edgar Rice Burroughs

When the situation is hopeless, there's nothing to worry about.

--Edward Abbey

Hope is the spur of life.

--Edward Counsel

Hope is a day the end of which we may never see.

--Edward Counsel

That which obstructs hope often increases it.

--Edward Counsel

One day of good fortune is better than ten of hope.

--Edward Counsel

Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.

--Edward Gibbon

Longer Version:

Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition, was not denied to the Roman slave; and if he had any opportunity of rendering himself either useful or agreeable, he might very naturally expect that the diligence and fidelity of a few years would be rewarded with the inestimable gift of freedom.

It's all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another.

--Elizabeth Taylor

Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.

--Evan Esar

We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor.

--Ezra Taft Benson

Longer Version:

We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way he can bring discouragement and surrender. But we must not lose hope. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection, we must not give up hope.

A man without hope is a man without fear.

--Frank Miller

Hope is the dream of a soul awake.

--French Proverb

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.

--Friedrich Schiller

Your life is a work of art, and in the end, the underlying theme of great art is bravery and hope and love.

--Garrison Keillor

Hope is the poor man's bread.

--George Herbert

The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.

--George Lucas

While we may lose heart, we never have to lose hope.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Hope is not a resting place but a starting point -- a cactus, not a cushion.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Hope can be the most wonderful thing in the world or it can crush your heart like an eggshell.

--Harlan Coben

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.

--Henri Frederic Amiel

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.

--Herman Melville

Anything that instills a sense of hope will at least temporarily help treat depression.

--Irving Kirsch

We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.

--Jacques Yves Cousteau

Hope is trust in God's promises, faith that if we act now, the desired blessings will be fulfilled in the future.

--James E. Faust

To hope for nothing, to expect nothing, to demand nothing. This is analytical despair.

--James Hillman

Hope opens doors where despair closes them.

--James Keller

Hope regards problems, small or large, as opportunities.

--James Keller

Hope discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot.

--James Keller

The universe is energy that responds to expectations.

--James Redfield

Hope is a force of nature. Don't let anyone tell you different.

--Jim Butcher

Love forgets wrongs so that there is hope for the future.

--John Bevere

A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive.

--John W. Gardner

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

--Jonas Salk

False hope is worse than despair.

--Jonathan Kozol

The youth is the hope of our future.

--José Rizal

But the dream of something unlikely has its own special name. We call it hope.

--Jostein Gaarder

We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.

--Kofi Annan

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

--Laini Taylor

Hope is love's happiness, but not its life.

--Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Without hope we are lost.

--Mahmoud Darwish

It is better to hope than to mope!

--Margaret Atwood

No hope, is worse than fear.

--Maria V. Snyder

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.

--Martha Beck

Hope likes justification, but can do without.

--Mason Cooley

In a time of destruction, create something.

--Maxine Hong Kingston

Longer Version:

In a time of destruction, create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment.

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.

--Mignon McLaughlin

Worrying requires way more energy than hoping, which--unlike worrying--is energizing.

--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It is almost always better to take a chance and hope that your life will get better instead of ending it.

--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life.

--Norman Cousins

Longer Version:

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.

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.

--Norman Cousins

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
Adorns and cheers our way;
And still, as darker grows the night,
Emits a brighter ray.

--Oliver Goldsmith

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Hope is the best and the worst thing at the same time.

--Pawan Mishra

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

--Pliny the Elder

Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope.

--Ralph Marston
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