Selected Quotes about Hope

Hope calculates its scenes for a long and durable life; presses forward to imaginary points of bliss; and grasps at impossibilities; and consequently very often ensnares men into beggary, ruin and dishonor. -- Joseph Addison

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope. -- Aeschylus

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

I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help. -- Mohamed Al-Fayed

It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my father to build, from scratch, one of India's largest modern enterprises. His was an undertaking powered by hard work, initiative, self-belief but, above all else, the capacity, as he would often say, "to dream with your eyes wide open". -- Anil Ambani

The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future. -- Stephen Ambrose

Hope is only the love of life. -- Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Hope is a waking dream. -- Aristotle

I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. -- Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. -- Mary Kay Ash

Where's the hope that can abate The grief of hearts thus desolate That can Youth's keenest pangs assuage, And mitigate the gloom of Age? Religion bids the tempest cease, And, leads her to a port of peace; And on, the lonely pilot steers Through the lapse of future years. -- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Repentance is another name for aspiration. -- Henry Ward Beecher

As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work. -- Sergey Brin

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. -- Rita Mae Brown

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death. -- Pearl S. Buck

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. -- Pearl S. Buck

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

History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy. -- George W. Bush

But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. -- George Gordon Byron

I want to be the voice of change and hope. I want to confront the big challenges this country faces. -- David Cameron

Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh! leave the light of Hope behind. -- Thomas Campbell

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool. -- Albert Camus

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

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

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. -- Allan K. Chalmers

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill

While there's life, there's hope. -- Cicero

Politics gives guys so much power that they tend to behave badly around women. And I hope I never get into that. -- Bill Clinton

I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams. -- Princess Diana

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

Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,--'Wait and hope'. -- Alexandre Dumas

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. -- Will Durant

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. -- Epicurus

He that lives upon hope will die fasting. -- Benjamin Franklin

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful. -- Marshall Ganz

However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup. -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I hope I have encouraged people in business to expand the way they make sense of human behavior. -- Malcolm Gladwell

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. -- Robert H. Goddard

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. -- Oliver Goldsmith

Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light, Adorns and cheers our way; And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray. -- Oliver Goldsmith

If you have a lemon, make lemonade. -- Howard Gossage

The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat on their bones to sustain a people in grave times. -- Patricia Hampl

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -- Vaclav Havel

Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair. -- Thomas Hobbes

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

I still believe in Hope - mostly because there's no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas. -- Molly Ivins

I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy. -- Thomas Jefferson

Hope is necessary in every condition. -- Samuel Johnson

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope. -- Samuel Johnson

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. -- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. -- Martin Luther King, jr.

We must use time creatively — and forever realize that the time is always hope to do great things. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -- 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

If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. -- Dalai Lama

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up. -- Anne Lamott

Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action. -- Anna Lappe

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. -- Abraham Lincoln

There is no hope of anyone going to heaven unless they believe this truth. You cannot go to heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place. -- Joyce Meyer

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

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish. -- Ovid

Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey. -- Quida

Problems give us the ability to hang on and that ability changes who we are. When our character is permanently molded by the trials we are stronger and the end result is hope. -- Dave Ramsey

I use the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope. -- Condoleezza Rice

For I am bound with fleshly bands, Joy, beauty, lie beyond my scope; I strain my heart, I stretch my hands, And catch at hope. -- Christina Rossetti

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

True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings. -- William Shakespeare

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

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

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. -- Robert Louis Stevenson

The one thing I feel is very hopeful, however, is the overwhelming participation of women in the movement for change. -- David Suzuki

With each passing day, I didn't lose hope. I fought to have more. -- Amy Tan

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow. -- Dorothy Thompson

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light. -- Dorothy Thompson

A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? -- Jane Wagner

I can endure my own despair, but not another's hope. -- William Walsh

Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. -- Margaret Weis

I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. -- Elie Wiesel

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

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who hope that their dreams will come true. -- Woodrow Wilson

The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

The young whites, and blacks, too, are the only hope that America has, the rest of us have always been living in a lie. -- Malcolm X

We hope that the internet becomes even more affordable and more ubiquitous over time, and our mission at Yahoo! is to continue to keep our services available AND useful on all these platforms. -- Jerry Yang

I want to apologize for our unfulfilled dreams. What we thought would be easy has proved painfully difficult. I would like to apologize for having failed to justify the hopes of the people who believed that we would be able to make a leap from the gloomy and stagnant totalitarian past to a bright, prosperous and civilized future at just one go. -- Boris Yeltsin

Wishing, of all employments, is the worst. -- Edward Young

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