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 30 hope quotes to get you through tough times:
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.HELEN KELLER
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)
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (more Martin Luther King Jr. 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
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 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)
When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.THEODORE ROOSEVELT
I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.WILL SMITH
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
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.ROBERT H. SCHULLER
Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.STEPHEN KING (more Stephen King quotes)
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 smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…ALFRED TENNYSON
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
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important things is not to stop questioning.ALBERT EINSTEIN
What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot 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 think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.ARTHUR MILLER (more Arthur Miller quotes)
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 only bee that makes honey without flowers.ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
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 clinched fist none.VICTOR HUGO
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
Hope is a waking dream.ARISTOTLE
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.JONAS SALK
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (more Napoleon Bonaparte quotes)
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
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
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