Hope Quotes

Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.
– Louis L. Mann

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.
– Democritus

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

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Hope is the dream of a waking man.
– Aristotle

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
– Thomas Carlyle

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
– Pearl S. Buck

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
– Albert Einstein

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
– John Adams
Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
– John Quincy Adams
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
– Joseph Addison
One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.
– George Allen
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
– Ivo Andric
Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
– Kofi Annan
Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
– Jean Anouilh
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
– Aristotle
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
– Thomas Arnold
For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
– Owen Arthur
We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
– Mahmoud Abbas
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.
– James A. Baldwin
But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
– John Perry Barlow
Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.
– Bruce Barton
We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. Tom Robbins before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
– Bruce Barton
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
– Georges Bernanos
The Middle East is hopeful. There's hope there.
– Joe Biden
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
– Josh Billings
I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me.
– Conrad Black
How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
– Niels Bohr
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I would not run for president. I really like what I'm doing now. People say I'm giving them energy and hope.
– Barbara Boxer
Our democracy is the centerpiece of who we are as a nation. And it is the fondest hope of all Americans that we can help bring democracy to every corner of the world.
– Barbara Boxer
Fighting a war on terrorism is like fighting against crime. We can never hope to eradicate crime, so we shouldn't bother fighting it.
– Craig Bruce
I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
– William Jennings Bryan
In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
– Pearl S. Buck
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
– William S. Burroughs
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
– Lord Byron
Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
– Benjamin Banneker
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
– Albert Camus
I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands.
– Mariah Carey
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
– Thomas Carlyle
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
– Thomas Carlyle
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
Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.
– Aaron Carter
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
– George Washington Carver
One must not hope to be more than one can be.
– Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort
To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.
– Emile M. Cioran
If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America.
– Eldridge Cleaver
A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
– Bill Clinton
I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that type of thing. I contributed. I would hope they would say that, and I would hope somebody liked me.
– Brian Clough
Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
– Bill Cosby
Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
– Norman Cousins
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
– Norman Cousins
The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
– Norman Cousins
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
– William Cowper
I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous, whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done and associations of things I've done.
– Peter Cushing
At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
– Rodney Dangerfield
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
– Clarence Darrow
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
– Emily Dickinson
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
– Walt Disney
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
– Fyodor Dostoevsky
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
– John Dryden
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
– Will Durant
Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.
– Sammy Davis, Jr.
Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.
– Will Durst
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
– Tryon Edwards
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
– Albert Einstein
If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
– George Eliot
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
– Epictetus
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Our only hope is to control the vote.
– Medgar Evers
I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.
– Clarissa Pinkola Estes
There will always be someone else with a different view than you. I appreciate them and would never say that they are wrong. I hope that they would give me that courtesy also.
– Melissa Etheridge
It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
– Richard P. Feynman
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
– Malcolm Forbes
I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.
– Gerald R. Ford
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
– Robert Frank
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
– Benjamin Franklin
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
– Erich Fromm
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.
– Edward Gibbon
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
– Oliver Goldsmith
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
– Baltasar Gracian
Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.
– Marvin Gaye
Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
– Arnold H. Glasow
Whiskey's to tough, Champagne costs too much, Vodka puts my mouth in gear. I hope this refrain, Will help me explain, As a matter of fact, I like beer.
– Tom T. Hall
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it.
– Oscar Hammerstein II
That's what's nice about directing a film and having it done: There's nothing more I can do about it. It's done. That's it. All I can do is let it go and hope that people are kind to it.
– Tom Hanks
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
– Thomas Hardy
Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will.
– Josh Hartnett
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
– Vaclav Havel
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
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.
– Vaclav Havel
Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
– William Hazlitt