102 Inspirational Quotes About Hope To Lift Your Spirits

Many of us must be aware of Pandora’s story; she was created by Hephaistos at the order of Zeus and sent to earth with a sealed box. She came to earth and married Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus, who was in charge of the key. But one day, curiosity got the better of Pandora and she opened the box. All hell broke loose when miseries flew out from the box; hatred, envy, crime and the like. Pandora stood there dumbstruck and in regret with teary eyes trying to undo her mistake but nothing helped. Finally, the last thing came out of the box and it was HOPE.

We can entirely relate to the fable because when we encounter any kind of hardship, it is hope that we hold on to. It is like the only light visible in the darkness of despair and even when the storm is too strong, hope is what helps us to be stronger. There are times when we are helpless to no end but if we are hopeful, we will be able to emerge through any situation, no matter how difficult it is.

Ergo, read on to find invigorating quotes about hope and learn how it helps in the toughest of circumstances.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.

- Bil Keane

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.

- John Lennon

I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.

- Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.

- Langston Hughes

If you're reading this... Congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.

- Monsters Under Your Head, Chad Sugg

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

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

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

- The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

- Holy Bible: King James Version, Anonymous

There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.

- The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

- Margaret Mitchell

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

- Alexander Pope

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

- William Faulkner

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

- Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...

- Alfred Tennyson

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.

- I Am the Messenger, Markus Zusak

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.

- Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

- MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, José N. Harris

In a time of destruction, create something.

- Maxine Hong Kingston

When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.

- I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore

It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

- Landscape of the Body, John Guare

Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.

- The Beatrice Letters, Lemony Snicket

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate.

- The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan

This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.

- One Day, David Nicholls

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

- Pablo Neruda

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.

- Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor

Hope is a waking dream.

- Aristotle

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.

- Richard Evans

I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.

- Dalai Lama

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

- Francis Bacon

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

- Epicurus

There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

- Selected Poems, Leonard Cohen

When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.

- Three More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Seán O'Casey

Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars

- P.S. I Love You, Cecelia Ahern

If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in life. Even if you can't get together with that person.

- 1Q84, Haruki Murakami

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.

- The Fall of Atlantis, Marion Zimmer Bradley

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

- Carl Sandburg

We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.

- Looking for Alaska, John Green

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

- Antonio Porchia

Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

- Stephen King

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

- G.K. Chesterton

For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

- The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.

- Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

The first duty of a man is to think for himself

- José Martí

Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can't escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other

- Veronica Roth

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

- Legacy: The Power Within, Tony DeLiso

We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.

- City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare

Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.

- Roberto Bolaño

When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on

- Theodore Roosevelt

I mean, at the end of the day, what the hell does it matter who I end up with if it can't be you?

- Forbidden, Tabitha Suzuma

The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.

- Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.

- The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

Walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone

- Shah Rukh Khan

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

- The Choice, Nicholas Sparks

To hear the phrase "our only hope" always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn't work, there is nothing left.

- The Blank Book, Lemony Snicket

It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.

- Frank Warren

Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

- The complete works of Kalidasa, Kālidāsa

It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.

- The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

- G.K. Chesterton

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.

- William Wilberforce

Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?

- The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan

If you have a dream, don't just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.

- Roopleen

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

- Screening History, Gore Vidal

nen i-estel edain, -chebin estel anim. (I gave Hope to the Dnedain, I have kept none for myself.) (Gilraen's linnod)

- The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

As long as the sun's shining, shit can't be that bad.

- Wait for You, J. Lynn

Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai dcouvert en moi un invincible t.

- Albert Camus

Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love?

- The Bronze Horseman, Paullina Simons

No. Don't give up hope just yet. It's the last thing to go. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.

- I Am Number Four, Pittacus Lore

But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.

- Pandemonium, Lauren Oliver

Anything under God's control is never out of control.

- Charles R. Swindoll

The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!

- Albert Einstein

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

Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.

- Jessica Howell

A girl has to have a beautiful smile, Beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honest, loving and trustworthy.

- Justin Bieber

With every mistake, we must surely be learning.

- George Harrison

Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising I came singing into the sun, sword unsheathing. To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking: Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!

- The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien

Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There's no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.

- Carrie Hope Fletcher

One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.

- Malala Yousafzai

If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?

- Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.

- Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.

- The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope. The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.

- The Essential Rumi, Rumi

Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.

- The Power of Six, Pittacus Lore

No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.

- The Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.

- Walter Benjamin

The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.

- Woody Allen

In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

- Barack Obama

What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness.

- Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

- François de La Rochefoucauld

The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.

- Malcolm X

Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.

- Alfred Tennyson

A great hope fell You heard no noise The ruin was within.

- Emily Dickinson

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.

- John Lennon

Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.

- Martin Luther

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling

- Legacy: The Power Within, Tony DeLiso

Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life

- Saffron - The Blood Swan, D. Aswini

Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous?

- The Girl With Glass Feet, Ali Shaw

من قال لك أن درب الجنة معبد بالورود؟

- قالوا, أحمد خيري العمري

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