Hope Quotes

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

Bern Williams

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles F. Kettering

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.

Alexander Pope

Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope.

Turkish proverb

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

Napoleon I

A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a singe hope.


It's a lot better to hope than not to.

Benjamin J. Stein

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

Robert Ingersoll

We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.


There is no hope of joy except in human relations.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings.

William Shakespeare

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

In all pleasure hope is a considerable part

Samuel Johnson

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.


The very least you can do in your life is to 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 (1955-___) US novelist

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

English Proverb

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.

Jean Kerr

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.


He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

Benjamin Franklin

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Rita Mae Brown

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.

Pearl S. Buck
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