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Quotes About Hope to Make Your Heart Soar

Hope is one of the most important – if not the most important – feeling that we need to keep us going forward and looking to the future. Hope reduces feelings of helplessness, depression, and sadness, and enhances our happiness and quality of life. Having hope reduces our stress and makes our life worthwhile. 

If you’re in a situation where you have no hope or are looking for hope, these quotes will give you a new perspective, and show you that there’s always hope.  

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“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”   

Helen Keller

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” 

Magic Johnson 

“It’s always something, to know you’ve done the best you could. But, don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last.” 

Charles Dickens 

“We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.” 

Ed Markey 

“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 

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” 

Albert Einstein 

“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 lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” 

Jonas Salk 

“Love without hope will not survive, love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith.” 

Toba Beta 

”In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.”   

Fritz Knapp

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier…” 

Alfred Tennyson 

“I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.”   

Will Smith

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”   

Robert H. Schuller

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”   

Robert Green Ingersoll

“Hope is a waking dream.” 


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

Desmond Tutu

“To live without hope is to cease to live.”   

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”   

Bernard Williams

“Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.”   

Emanuel Cleaver

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.”   

Thomas Carlyle

“The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.”   

William Shakespeare

“When everything else tells you to “give up,” hope whispers try it one more time.”  


“Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.”   

Martin Luther King Jr.

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”  

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.”  

David Orr

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.” 

François de la Rochefoucauld 

“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”   

Maya Angelou

“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 Haddon Spurgeon

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

Lao Tzu

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

Thomas Fuller

“Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.”    

Martin Luther King Jr.

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”   

Tom Bodett

“Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.”  

Brené Brown

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”  

Theodore Roosevelt

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”   

Steve Maraboli

“He who has never hoped can never despair.”   

George Bernard Shaw

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”   

E.B. White

“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”  

Stephen King

“Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees and the sky for us.”  

Maxime Legacé

“Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, Wait and Hope.”   

Alexandre Dumas

“What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.”  

George Eliot

“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”   

Sara J. Maas

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”   

Francis Bacon

“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.” 

Arthur Miller

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

Abraham Cowley

“When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you’ll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.” 

Mariah Carey 

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

Winston Churchill

“In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clenched fist none.”   

Victor Hugo

“Move on. Where there is a hope, there is a way.”   


“The very least you can do in your life is 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

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.“   

Alexandre Dumas

“Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.” 

George Weinberg 

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Work hard, hope for the best, leave on god to do the rest” 


“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 hardship today.” 

Thich Nhat Hanh 

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”   

Thomas Edison

“Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it.” 

Barack Obama 

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”   

Dale Carnegie

“This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Hope is medicine for a soul that’s sick and tired.”   

Eric Swensson

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

“Hope and change are hard-fought things.”   

Michelle Obama

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

Helen Keller 

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”   

J.R.R. Tolkien

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.”   

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus on the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”  

Dalai Lama

“Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain.”   

Samuel Johnson

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It 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

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”   

Nelson Mandela

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.”   

Baruch Spinoza

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”   

Martin Luther King Jr.

“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

“In an age of hope, men looked up at the night sky and saw ‘the heavens.’ In an age of hopelessness, they call it simply ‘space.’”  

Peter Kreeft

“Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.”   

William Sloane Coffin

“It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things.”   

Maxime Legacé

“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.”   

Stephen Hawking

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”   

Christopher Reeve

“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.”  

G.K. Chesterton

“Every cloud has a silver lining.”   

John Milson

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”   

George Washington Carver

“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 last thing ever lost.”   

Italian Proverb

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”   


“Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​.”   

Rebecca Solnit

“Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.”   

Edward Ame

“While there’s life, there’s hope.”   

Marcus Tulius Cicero

“A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.”   

Thomas Carlyle

“Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different.”   

Jim Butcher

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”  

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.” 

Oprah Winfrey 

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”   

Pablo Neruda

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”   

James A. Michener

“The darkest hours are just before dawn.” 

English Proverb 

“While the heart beats, hope lingers.”   

Alison Croggon

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”   

C.S. Lewis

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

O.S. Marden

“The whole world survives on hope.”   


“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.”   

John Green

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”   

Norman Vincent Peale

Wrapping Up 

We hope these quotes gave you inspiration and hope to improve your life and make you feel happier. No matter what, there’s always hope out there – we just need to look. 

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Dani Rhys
Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.