Hope Quotes

Best selected hope quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These quotes about hope will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear. Baruch Benedict de Spinoza
Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. Samuel Smiles
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise. Miguel De Cervantes
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. Samuel Johnson
There is hope for all of us. Well, anyway, if you don't die you live through it, day in, day out. May L. Becker
Hope is the most sensitive part of a poor wretch's soul; whoever raises it only to torment him is behaving like the executioners in Hell who, they say, incessantly renew old wounds and concentrate their attention on that area of it that is already lacerated. Marquis De Sade
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King Jr.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is. Joseph Addison
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after. Dr. Robert Anthony
Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say. Henry Miller
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. Abraham Cowley
Hope is the best part of our riches. Christian Nevell Bovee
Hope is the dream of a waking man. Aristotle
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. Maya Angelou
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Robert Green Ingersoll
Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity. Herman Melville
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. Barbara Kingsolver
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Jim Rohn
Hope on, and save yourself for prosperous times. Virgil
Man is a victim of dope in the incurable form of hope. Ogden Nash
The hours that we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with success. Oliver Goldsmith
Hope is itself 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; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. Samuel Johnson
He gains a great deal who loses a vain hope. Italian Proverb
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. Charles Sawyer
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
The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men; who went about their business with a smile on their faces; and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men; facing rough and smooth alike as it came. Charles Kingsley
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. Orison Swett Marden
But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. Lord Byron
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore. Matthew Arnold
One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time. Ezra Pound
Hope is a good thing but not if you depend on it solely. Anonymous
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. Francis Bacon
Hope is the parent of faith. Cyrus A. Bartol
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey. Ouida
Honest winter, snow clad and with the frosted beard, I can welcome not uncordially; but that long deferment of the calendar's promise, that weeping loom of March and April, that bitter blast outraging the honor of May -- how often has it robbed me of heart and hope. George Robert Gissing
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 K. Chesterton
From the withered tree, a flower blooms. Anonymous
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life. Anonymous
Hope, the patent medicine for disease, disaster, sin. Wallace Rice
My only hope lies in my despair. Jean Racine
Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay. Percy Bysshe Shelley
He that waits for a dead man's shoes may long go barefoot. French Proverb
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope. Epictetus
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. Proverb
Amateurs hope, professionals work. Garson Kanin
To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably. William Ellery Channing
To the sick, while there is life there is hope. Marcus T. Cicero
The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away. William Cowper
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. English Proverb
In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible. Martin Luther
Hope is like a hairball trembling from its birth. Christina Rossetti
Quit not certainty for hope. Proverb
I've found that the chief difficulty for most people was to realize that they had really heard new things: that is things that they had never heard before. They kept translating what they heard into their habitual language. They had ceased to hope and believe there might be anything new. Peter Demianovich Ouspensky
Though you are disappointed is hope; never let hope fail you! Though one door is shut, there are thousands still open to you. Ruckett
Hope is the dream of a soul awake. French Proverb
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. John Ciardi
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment. Samuel Johnson
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
Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. Erik H. Erikson
That glittering hope is immemorial and beckons many men to their undoing. Euripides
Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver
In the factory we make cosmetics; in the store we sell hope. Charles Revson
With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured. Abraham Lincoln
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that. William Hazlitt
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything. Arabian Proverb
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend. Thomas C. Haliburton
Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope. John Johnson
He who does not hope to win has already lost. Jose Joaquin Olmedo
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. Ovid
The secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work. It is not for the money reward, for the time spent, or for the skill exercised, but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work itself. Sidney A. Weltmer
Hope is the poor man's bread. Thales of Miletus
The safest hope is in heaven. Motto
He that lives upon hope will die fasting. Benjamin Franklin
The miserable have no other medicine but only hope. William Shakespeare
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell
Hope is the last to abandon the unhappy. Italian Proverb
Hope and fear are inseparable. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Who can hope for nothing, should despair for nothing. Seneca
Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent. Jean Kerr
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake. Matthew Prior
Were it not for hope the heart would break. Scottish Proverb
Where no hope is left, is left no fear. John Milton
What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope? Immanuel Kant
He who has never hoped can never despair. George Bernard Shaw
Man partly is and wholly hopes to be. Robert Browning
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. Susanna Moodie
Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad. Charles Dickens
Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Proverb Don't look back, you can never look back. Don Henley
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln. Bruce Barton
To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoevski
In all things it is better to hope than to despair. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn. Hal Borland
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. Thomas Fuller
Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive. Jesse Jackson
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Robert H. Schuller
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness. Alfred Nobel
Our hopes are but memories reversed. Anonymous

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