Hope is a powerful thing. When someone doesn’t believe they can get through another day, it might keep them going.

It can empower people to pursue their ambitions with tenacity. It can also aid in the development of positive self- and other-views.

Even in difficult circumstances, hope is what keeps us going.

I have curated some of the best ‘Hope’ quotes, sayings and captions for you to read and share with others.


Hope Quotes

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Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​. ~ Rebecca Solnit.

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Hope springs eternal in the human breast. ~ Alexander Pope.

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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. ~ Jane Austen.

Believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. ~ William Faulkner.

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. ~ Orison Swett Marden.

Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté. ~ Maria Popova.

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He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. ~ Thomas Carlyle.

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.

Short Hope Quotes

With every mistake, we must surely be learning. ~ George Harrison.

I inhale hope with every breath I take. ~ Sharon Kay Penman.

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Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. ~ Napoleon.

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.

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As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. ~ Lao Tzu.

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

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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. ~ Nelson Mandela.

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ Martin Luther.

Best Hope Quotes

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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.

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? ~ Nicholas Sparks.

Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. ~ Stephen King.

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. ~ Konrad Adenauer.

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We need hope, or else we cannot endure. ~ Sarah J. Maas.

I always entertain great hopes. ~ Robert Frost.

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. ~ G.K. Chesterton.

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. ~ Henry Ford.

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Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future. ~ John F. Kennedy.

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits. ~ Lillian Hellman.

Famous Hope Quotes

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool. ~ Albert Camus.

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

To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

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

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.

You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good. ~ Joel Osteen.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. ~ George Washington.

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All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope. ~ Alexandre Dumas.

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.

Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable. ~ John F. Kennedy.

Inspiring Hope Quotes

Fear never builds the future, but hope does. ~ Joe Biden.

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 is a waking dream. ~ Aristotle.

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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll.

We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better me who one day will emerge. We can’t just jump over ourselves as if we were not there. ~ Pema Chödrön.

Where there is no vision, there is no hope. ~ George Washington Carver.

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with that there is. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

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.

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

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. ~ Robert H. Schuller.

Top Hope Quotes

Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. ~ Thomas Fuller.

After all, tomorrow is another day. ~ Margaret Mitchell.

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

In a time of destruction, create something. ~ Maxine Hong Kingston.

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Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart. ~ Emanuel Cleaver.

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.

To live without hope is to cease to live. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process. ~ Brené Brown.

Hope is the last thing ever lost. ~ Italian proverb.

Strong Hope Quotes

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. ~ Pablo Neruda.

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Oft hope is born when all is forlorn. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien.

I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right. ~ Billy Graham.

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.

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

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

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

Popular Hope Quotes

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. ~ Henry Ford.

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I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. ~ Benjamin Disraeli.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton.

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

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


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