Hope Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Hope quotes, Hope sayings, and Hope proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A drowning man will clutch at a straw.      -- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
Every cloud has a silver lining.      -- D.R. Locke (1863)
Every jack has his jill; if only they can find each other.      -- R. Cotgrave (1611)
Every pot will find its lid.     -- Yiddish (on marriage)
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.      -- Thomas Norton & Thomas Sackville (1536-1608)
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.      -- W. Rawley (1661)
Hope springs eternal.      -- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
However long the night, the dawn will break.      -- African Proverb - Hausa Tribe
If it were not for hope, the heart would break.      -- Greek (on attitude)
Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows.      -- Australian Aborigine Saying
Look at the bright side.      -- unknown
Never give up hope.      -- unknown
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.     -- Native American (on impossibility)
The darkest hours are just before dawn.      -- English Proverb
Where there's life, there's hope.      -- Theocritus (c.270 BC)