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Hope Quotes

Updated on March 14, 2015

Quotations on Hope

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Francis Bacon

All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
Alexandre Dumas

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.
Norman Cousins

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

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Christopher Reeve

Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw

Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Titus Maccius Plautus

In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Barack Obama

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

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

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.
Bill Cosby

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.
Walt Disney

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.
Ogden Nash

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Jane Austen

Hope travels through, nor quits us when we die.
Alexander Pope

I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.
Paul Tillich

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Samuel Smiles

All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Magic Johnson

While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
George Washington Carver

I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Albert Camus

Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss.

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
Lin Yutang

Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
Elie Wiesel

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Victor Hugo

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Samuel Johnson

Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.
Ambrose Bierce

Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
William Wordsworth

I think if there's a great depression there might be some hope.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The youth is the hope of our future.
Jose Rizal

It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.
Thomas Carlyle

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Thomas Carlyle

Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.
Elbert Hubbard

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
George Eliot

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
David Hume

I hope to bring people to God with my songs.
Mahalia Jackson

It is a long lane that has no turning.
An old saying

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.
Nikos Kazantzakis

Hope is the poor man's bread.
George Herbert

Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out.
Christopher Reeve

He who does not hope to win has already lost.
Jose Joaquin Olmedo

Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
Bruce Barton

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
John F. Kennedy

Hope is the last thing ever lost.
Italian proverb

Hope is the last thing to abandon the unhappy.

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The miserable have no medicine but hope.
William Shakespeare

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

We judge a man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A ship ought not to be held by one anchor, nor life by a singe hope.

Great hopes make great men.
Thomas Fuller

Hope is a waking dream.

He, who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
Arabian Proverb

Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope.
Turkish proverb

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
Alexander Pope

At first we hope too much; later on, not enough.
Joesph Roux

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Robert Ingersoll

Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope.
Abraham Cowley

The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.
Joe Batten

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore

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

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

It's a lot better to hope than not to.
Benjamin J. Stein

Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
William Butler Yeats

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
Daniel Burnham

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

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    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Thanks opinionated.

    • Opinionated19680 profile image


      8 years ago from Ontario Canada

      I love the quotes! Some I've heard and some not but found inspiring or humorous! Good read.

    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      9 years ago

      Thanx for reading these Dohn. You know, you just said something quotable?!

      "I read every single one. I had to, because I hoped I would!"

      ~ Dohn121 :P

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I read every single one. I had to, because I hoped that I would! Thanks, UH. I gotta catch up to you in hubs! Great stuff.


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