Quotes About Hope

To have hope is to have a desire or wish accompanied by a confident expectation of its fulfillment. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to hope. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about hope that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.  ~ Emily Dickinson

Where there is no hope, we must invent it.  ~ Albert Camus

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.  ~ Robert Ingersoll

Hope is but the dream of those that wake.  ~ Matthew Prior

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.  ~ Victor Hugo

Hope is a very unruly emotion.  ~ Gloria Steinem

It is a characteristic of genius to be hopeful and aspiring.  ~ Harriet Martineau

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.  ~ Barack Obama

I always entertain great hopes.  ~ Robert Frost

There is one thing that gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

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

An act of God was defined as something which no reasonable man could have expected.  ~ A.P. Herbert

Hope is a waking dream.  ~ Aristotle

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.  ~ Samuel Johnson

Hope is the poor man's bread.  ~ George Herbert

Hope is a song in a weary throat.  ~ Pauli Murray

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.  ~ George Iles

Hope is a very unruly emotion.  ~ Gloria Steinem

Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery.  ~ John Milton

Hope is a pleasant aquaintance, but an unsafe friend.  ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.  ~ Francis Bacon

In the kingdom of hope there is no winter.  ~ Russin proverb

At first we hope to much; later on, not enough.  ~ Joseph Roux

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.  ~ Alexander Pope

Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lives of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy

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

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.  ~ Samuel Johnson

Every thing that is done in the world is done by hope.  ~ Martin Luther

All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden.  ~ Terri Guillemets

The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.  ~ Orison Swett Marden

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Great hopes make great men.  ~ Thomas Fuller

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

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.  ~ Antonio Porchia

While the heart beats, hope lingers.  ~ Alison Croggon

Hope is the physician of each misery.  ~ Irish Proverb

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.  ~ Thomas Hardy

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.  ~ Thomas Fuller

While there's life, there's hope.  ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope.  ~ Maya Angelou

Hope costs nothing.  ~ Colette

The wings of hope carry us, soaring high above the driving winds of life.  ~ Ana Jacob

Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.  ~ L.J. Cardinal Suenens

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.  ~ Helen Keller

The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.  ~ Daniel Berrigan

No hope, no action.  ~ Peter Levi

I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope.  ~ Voltaire

Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.  ~ Saint Augustine

Hope for a miracle. But don't depend on one.  ~ Talmud

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.  ~ Norman Cousins

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