Hope is a powerful force and probably the most important factor when it comes to overcoming life’s biggest challenges. Without it, everything is lost.

They say that in certain tragic situations only mad men can keep their hope alive. But it’s that little spark that eventually pulls them from the depths of despair. Hope has the power to make you do the impossible.

While it’s hard to be optimistic during difficult times, think of it as your only weapon — use it to fight and you’ll eventually find your way out. Don’t just sit there waiting for the worst to happen because there’s always one more thing that you can do. You just haven’t thought about it yet.

Some people are more optimistic and hopeful by nature, but even they need a little reassurance, every now and then, that things will get better. Read a story with a happy ending or maybe some hope quotes to bring back your inner optimist.

When you hope, things are more likely to turn out the way you want them to. Why? Because you’re willing to do everything it takes to make it happen.

Here are 70 hope quotes to get you through tough times:

While love quotes help you better connect with another person, these quotes help strengthen you when you’re on your own and facing difficulty.

Inspirational quotes about hope

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

HELEN KELLER

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

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

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

ALFRED TENNYSON

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

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

WINSTON CHURCHILL

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

JONAS SALK

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

DESMOND TUTU

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

BRAD HENRY

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

CHRISTOPHER REEVE

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

NELSON MANDELA

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

MAXIME LAGACÉ

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

ANNE FRANK

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.

SHIGENORI KAMEOKA

The darkest hours are just before dawn.

ENGLISH PROVERB

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

Quotes to inspire you to have hope

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

CHARLES DICKENS (more Charles Dickens quotes)

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

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (more Napoleon Bonaparte quotes)

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

VICTOR HUGO

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.

ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL

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

ARTHUR MILLER (more Arthur Miller quotes)

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 (more Emily Dickinson quotes)

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

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (more Martin Luther King Jr. quotes)

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.

GEORGE WEINBERG

Every cloud has a silver lining.

JOHN MILSON

While there’s life, there’s hope.

MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO

Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.

TUPAC

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

STEPHEN HAWKING

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER

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

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

Hope is but the dream of those who wake.

MATTHEW PRIOR

Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.

ANDY DUFRESNE

Short hope quotes

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

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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 a hardship today.

THICH NHAT HANH

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

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

Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.

SAMUEL SMILES

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

STEPHEN KING (more Stephen King quotes)

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

DALAI LAMA

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI

You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.

YANN MARTEL (LIFE OF PI)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.

HAFIZ OF PERSIA

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

E.B. WHITE

All human eyes have longing in them.

ERNESTO CARDENAL

Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.

SHAH RUKH KHAN

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 S. AME

Hope and faith quotes

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

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

GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot quotes)

Hope is a waking dream.

ARISTOTLE

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

ROBERT H. SCHULLER
Hope Quote Will Smith

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

WILL SMITH

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

You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

WOODROW WILSON

To live without hope is to cease to live.

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY

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

THOMAS FULLER

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

CONFUCIUS

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

MAYA ANGELOU

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

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

Hope is the poor man’s bread.

GARY HERBERT

There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength”. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

DALAI LAMA

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

IMMANUEL KANT

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

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.

MICHAEL JACKSON

The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE