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.


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

As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by     

Hong Kong Proverb

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

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.

Christopher Reeve

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

You've gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.     

Author Unknown

Hope is passion for what is possible

Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

Abraham Cowley

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

Samuel Smiles

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 begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.

Anne Lamott

We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: hope.

Manel Loureiro

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

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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

Henry Ward Beecher