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25 Hope Quotes

Updated on January 25, 2010

Sayings & Quotes about Hope

Hope is what keeps us moving. Many famous people have different views about hope; while most of them see see it as a beneficial thing others don't seem to like it much. I have collected these great quotes about hope...

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Benjamin Franklin

Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.
Mark Twain

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

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
W. C. Fields

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.
Vincent McNabb

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
Unknown Author

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Don Quixote

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Author Unknown

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

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so.
Eric Bentley

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
Pearl S. Buck

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Teresa

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.
George Weinberg

When one door of happiness closes, another opens.
Helen Keller

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
Kahlil Gibran

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.
Helen Keller

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Thomas Jefferson

Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.
Matthew Prior

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Unknown Author

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll


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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Thanks Habee!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      These are great - uplifting and inspirational!

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      This is the miracle of quotes dumbeth.

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      dumbeth 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Nice quotes, they have just given me the strength to live life to the fullest believing that there is no condition that is permanent.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago


      Thanx mate for correcting me. I also liked this one by Albert Camus.

      Seems like Nietzsche has seen a lot of hard time in his life, think I should read some biography of him. BTW some people will definitely love this quote by Nietzsche and rightly so because he seem to have a point there.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Hey, UH. Great quotes, my friend. Nietzsche was definitely a cynic! This may well be my favorite:

      In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

      Albert Camus

      BTW, just wanted to let you know that you said "jope" when I think you meant hope in your opening paragraph. Cheers!

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Let's hope!

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      lmmartin 7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Lovely quotations, and certainly very apt in today's world which seems steeped in hopelessness. Our society would do well to put aside our doom-sayers and whiners and reflect on some of these words.