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100+ Beautiful, Powerful Quotes About Hope

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You never want to lose hope. Even when times are hard, you need to keep going. Everything is going to be okay, as long as you trust the journey. If you’re struggling, here are some powerful quotes about hope:

Quotes about hope for the future:

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“Fear never builds the future, but hope does.†–Joe Biden

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

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.†–Albert Einstein

“Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.†–Lemony Snicket

“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

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

“Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.†–Catherine Pulsifer

“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other — not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”— Nelson Mandela

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…”— Alfred Lord Tennyson

“In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.”— Fritz Knapp

Quotes about hope and expectations:

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â€A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up your faith and that of others, and it promotes change.”— Jan Dargatz

“In a time of destruction, create something.†–Maxine Hong Kingston

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”— Jonas Salk

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”— Albert Einstein

“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

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“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”— Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.†–Stephen King

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.”— Winston Churchill

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”— Laini Taylor

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

Quotes about hope and love:

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“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.†–Paulo Coelho

“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.†–Anne Frank

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”— Maya Angelou

“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

“Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.”— Gustave Flaubert

“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.”— Stephen Ambrose

“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”— Napoleon Bonaparte

Powerful hope quotes everyone should read:

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“The hope you feel when you are in love is not necessarily for anything in particular. Love brings something inside you to life. Perhaps it is just the full dimensionality of your own capacity to feel that returns.”— Susan Griffin

“Love without hope will not survive, love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith.”— Toba Beta

“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

“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.”— Arthur Miller

“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

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

“Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.” – Alexandre Dumas

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

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

Quotes about hope in hard times:

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“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.†–Theodore Roosevelt

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.†–Leonard Cohen

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.†–Desmond Tutu.

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.†–William Faulkner

“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

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”— Bernard Williams

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.”— Emanuel Cleaver

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”— Robert H. Schuller

Quotes about hope and strength:

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“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

“In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.†–Fritz Knapp

“The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.†– National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.

“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.†–Albert Einstein

“Hope is a waking dream.”– Aristotle

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“A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.”— Charles M. Schulz

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.”— Thomas Carlyle

“To live without hope is to cease to live.”— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.”— William Shakespeare

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.†–J.R.R. Tolkien

The best quotes about hope:

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“Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.†– Edward S. Ame

“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

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”— Brad Henry

“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

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”— Michelle Obama

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”— Helen Keller

“We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.”— Ed Markey

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

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”— Magic Johnson

â€It’s always something, to know you’ve done the most you could. But, don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last.”— Charles Dickens

Quotes about hope to inspire you:

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“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.”— Samuel Smiles

“A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.”— Howard Thurman

“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

“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

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“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.”— Richard M. DeVos

“Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.”— Tena Desae

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

“The darkest hours are just before dawn.” – English proverb

Quotes about hope and faith:

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“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”— Isaiah 40:31

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”— Jeremiah 29:11

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”— Colossians 1:27

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”— Romans 15:13

“Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.”— 1 Corinthians 13:13

â€You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. “ — Job 11:18-19

“The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love and hope.†–Wilfred Peterson

“A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up your faith and that of others, and it promotes change.†–Jan Dargatz

“Hope is the last thing ever lost.”–Italian proverb

“It’s always something, to know you’ve done the most you could. But, don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last!†–Charles Dickens

The most powerful hope quotes:

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“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.” — Dalai Lama

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”— J. R. R. Tolkien

“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

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

Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“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

The best hope quotes on the internet:

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

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela

“Hope is the poor man’s bread.” — Gary Herbert

“A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don’t have things go their way. And you never give up hope, and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perseverance. You just keep getting up and getting up, and then you get that breakthrough.”— Robert Kraft

“No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – Dalai Lama

Hope quotes for the young and old:

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.” — Barack Obama

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” — Hafiz of Persia

“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

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.” — Robert Green

Hope quotes for any age:

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“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” — Nelson Mandela

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman

“Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don’t. You are in good company… You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.”— John Piper

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