40 Awesome Hope Quotes to Keep You Going

Hope is sometimes all we have left inside of us to help us to keep going even in our darkest moments. Hoping without action though, isn’t going to magically change your situation. At the same time, action without hope or faith will normally be too weak to produce the desired results in your life. Let these hope quotes help give you the inspiration to take action with the confidence that you have the power to make things better.


“He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.” – Proverb


“Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr


“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.” – Unknown


“Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.” – Pearl S. Buck


“We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment.” – William Penn


“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill


“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life 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


“Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.” – Unknown


“Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn’t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will.” – Josh Hartnett


“If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.” – Thomas Fuller


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein


“Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“You’ve gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.” – Unknown


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


“The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.” – Will Durant


“He who does not hope to win has already lost.” – Jose Joaquin Olmedo


“All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope.” – Alexander Dumas


“We live by admiration, hope and love.” – William Wordsworth


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


“The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Allan K. Chalmers


“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” – Unknown


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


“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.” – Anne Lamott


“Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, ‘Yes’, and hope will reappear.” – Monroe Forester


“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.” – George Weinberg


“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” – Unknown


“The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


“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


“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


“None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.” – Pearl S. Buck


“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.” – Thomas Jefferson


“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” – Pauline R.Kezer


“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” – Emil Brunne


“May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human enough hope to make you happy.” – Unknown


“Hope is the power that gives us the power to step out and try.” – Unknown


“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


“Hope is knowing that people, like kites, are made to be lifted up.” – Unknown


“Listen now to the gentle whispers of hope.” – Charles D. Brodhead

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