I’ve been focusing on the Small Hands Creating Hope Project lately. It only seems appropriate to have a post with my favorite hope quotes. Although the Small Hands Creating Hope Project focuses on hope for cancer, hope is obviously something we all need.
Best Hope Quotes
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” Albert Einstein
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” Dalai Lama
“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” Winston Churchill
“Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.” Mark Twain
“Hope is a waking dream.” Aristotle
“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.” French Proverb
“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” George Iles
“Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.” Mignon McLaughlin
“Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” Tertullian
“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” Pliny the Elder
“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.” Emil Brunner
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness.” Corita Kent
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” Martin Luther
“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
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller
“Many believe – and I believe – that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.” Michelangelo
“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.” John F. Kennedy
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough.” Richard M DeVos“Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” George Washington Carver
“While there’s life, there’s hope.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
“My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.” Ovid
“To live without Hope is to Cease to live.” Fyodor Dostoevsky
“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” Benjamin Disraeli
“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.” Victor Hugo
“Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.” Oscar Hammerstein II
“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.” Norman Cousins
“A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.” Thomas Carlyle“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
“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, Animal Dreams
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” Leo Buscaglia
“I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.” Jerry Lewis
“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” Orison Swett Marden
“Where hope grows, miracles blossom.” Elna Rae
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