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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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