Hope Quotes To Lift You Up

Aristotle said, “Hope is the dream of the waking man. Hope is the unshakeable belief that no matter how bad our circumstances are, that somehow, someway, everything will turn out alright or even good for us in the end.

Someone once said, “We can live a few weeks without food; a few days without water and a few minutes without air, but we cannot last a single second without hope.”

Hope battles despair in our mind, the little evil voice that claims to be “realism” that claims to see things as they are – doomed to fail, without the possibility of success, that we are luckless, loveless, unlovable. Hope fights despair and sees the sunrise or a vista or a world of imagination where anything is possible. It’s hoped that drives us to seek that one small gap in the armor of despair and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat because despair is an illusion. There is no solid wall of failure; there is no certainty of defeat. In every situation, there is the possibility of victory and the game is in finding that victory. Maybe not in the way we planned, or expected or even wanted – but in some transformational experience that we achieve firstly by hoping and then by acting.

Here, are some hope quotes.

  1. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
    ― Bill Keane
  2. “Listen to the mustn’t, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’t. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
    ― Shel Silverstein
  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
    ― Stephenie Meyer
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
    ― William Faulkner
  9. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
    ― Anonymous
  10. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
    ― Margaret Mitchell
  11. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
    ― Martin Luther King, Jr
  12. “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
    ― Alexander Pope
  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. “Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”
    ― Markus Zusak
  16. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”
    ― José N. Harris
  17. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  18. “It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”
    ― John Guare
  19. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
    ― Pablo Neruda
  20. “In a time of destruction, create something.”
    ― Maxine Hong Kingston
  21. “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
  22. “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
  23. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
    ― Anne Frank
  24. “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
  25. “Hope is a waking dream.”
    ― Aristotle
  26. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
    ― Epicurus
  27. “We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.”
    ― Amy Tan
  28. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
    ― Barack Obama
  29. “This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.”
    ― David Nicholls
  30. “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
    ― G.K. Chesterton
  31. “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.”
    ― Richard Evans
  32. “If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.”
    ― Haruki Murakami
  33. “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.”
    ― L.M. Montgomery
  34. “Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
    ― Francis Bacon
  35. “When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
    ― Sean O’Casey
  36. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”
    ― Cassandra Clare
  37. “Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars”
    ― Cecelia Ahern
  38. “Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
    ― Stephen King
  39. “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.”
    ― John Green
  40. “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
  41. “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”
    ― Antonio Porchia
  42. “The first duty of a man is to think for himself”
    ― Jose Marti
  43. “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.”
    ― Carl Sandburg
  44. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt
  45. “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
    ― Tony DeLiso
  46. “Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.”
    ― Roberto Bolano
  47. “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”
    ― Arthur Golden
  48. “Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other”
    ― Veronica Roth
  49. “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
    ― G.K. Chesterton
  50. “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  51. “I mean, at the end of the day, what the hell does it matter who I end up with if it can’t be you?”
    ― Tabitha Suzuma
  52. “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man”
    ― T.S. Eliot
  53. “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  54. “It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.”
    ― Frank Warren
  55. “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
    ― Michael Jackson
  56. “To hear the phrase “our only hope” always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left.”
    ― Lemony Snicket
  57. “We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”
    ― Sarah J. Maas
  58. “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
    ― Thomas Merton
  59. “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
    ― William Wilberforce
  60. “How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?”
    ― Nicholas Sparks
  61. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
    ― Malala Yousafzai
  62. “You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker”
    ― Malcom X
  63. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
    ― Victor Hugo
  64. “Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.”
    ― Vladimir Lenin
  65. “I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.”
    ― Arthur Golden
  66. “I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. ”
    ― Abraham Lincoln
  67. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
    ― Dr Roopleen
  68. “I’m here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.”
    ― Richard Bach
  69. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”
    ― Henry David Thoreau
  70. “But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.”
    ― Marissa Meyer
  71. “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.”
    ― Gore Vidal
  72. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”
    ― Jennifer Elisabeth
  73. “I want to believe that I’m not wrong. I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.”
    ― Natsuki Takaya
  74. “You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.”
    ― Yann Martel
  75. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
    ― Mother Teresa
  76. “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  77. “It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks
  78. “The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”
    ― Albert Einstein
  79. “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  80. “Au milieu de l’hiver, j’ai découvert en moi un invincible été.”
    ― Albert Camus
  81. “One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.”
    ― John Burroughs
  82. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”
    ― Cormac McCarthy
  83. “At what point do you give up – decide enough is enough? There is only one answer really. Never.”
    ― Tabitha Suzuma
  84. “All of sudden, this shooting star went by, and all I could think was that they were listening to us somehow. ”
    ― Nicholas Sparks
  85. “Yes We Can!”
    ― Barack Obama
  86. “She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.”
    ― robert m drake
  87. “Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.”
    ― Anne Lamott
  88. “Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”
    ― Albert Camus
  89. “As long as the sun’s shining, shit can’t be that bad.”
    ― J. Lynn, Wait for You
  90. “Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.”
    ― Carrie Hope Fletcher


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