Hope Sayings and Quotes

Hope is a powerful force. It can pull you from the depths of despair or fuel your dreams. With hope, anything is possible. Without it, life is a dull prospect. Embrace your inner optimist with the wise and insightful hope quotes below.


Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.      

W. Rawley (1661)

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.      

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

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

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

Desmond Tutu

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

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

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.     

Samuel Smiles

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Tony DeLiso

Walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone

Shah Rukh Khan

When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on

Theodore Roosevelt

Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.     

Charles H. Spurgeon

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.

Emil Brunner

Hope is a beautiful thing. It gives us peace and strength, and keeps us going when all seems lost. Accepting what you cannot change doesn't mean you have given up on hope. It just means you have to focus your hope on more humanly tangible and attainable goals.

Julie Donner Andersen

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

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

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.     

Vaclav Havel

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.      

Vincent McNabb

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

Thomas Fuller

Hope is medicine for a soul that's sick and tired.

Eric Swensson

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

O. S. Marden

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

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

Samuel Smiles

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.

Abraham Cowley

Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight.

Henry Ward Beecher

Hope is tenacious. It goes on living and working when science has dealt it what should be its deathblow.     

Paul Laurence Dunbar