Hope Quotes: Powerful Words That Will Shine A Light In The Darkness

35+ Quotes About Hope, Because There’s Always A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

March 19, 2021 Updated July 7, 2021

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At this point, we can probably all agree that it’s a tough time in the world. The coronavirus pandemic had (and continues to have) a devastating impact globally. Seemingly every minute, a news story breaks that proves too many people are toxic. At times, the darkness can seem inescapable. But in those moments, we turn to hope — a light that refuses to dim. And considering how the past year has gone, we could all use words of encouragement and hope quotes now more than ever.

If you’re starting to lose yours, let the following words buoy your spirit. Hope is a powerful thing, and as they say, it springs eternal. So keep reading for hope-filled words from empowering figures like Amanda Gorman, Aristotle, Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Christopher Reeve, and more.

Short Hope Quotes

  1. “To live without hope is to cease to live.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  2. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve
  3. “Fear never builds the future, but hope does.” — Joe Biden
  4. “While I breathe, I hope.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  5. “Hope is the last thing ever lost.” — Italian Proverb
  6. “Hope is a waking dream.” — Aristotle
  7. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” — Nelson Mandela
  8. “Hope and change are hard-fought things.” — Michelle Obama
  9. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” — Alexander Pope
  10. “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  11. “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” — Benjamin Disraeli
  12. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank
  13. “Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.” — Shigenori Kameoka

Hopeful Quotes About Life

  1. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu
  2. “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
  3. “The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman
  4. “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
  5. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein
  6. “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances we know to be desperate.” — G.K. Chesterton
  7. “Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees, and the sky for us.” — Maxime Lagace
  8. “Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it.” — Barack Obama
  9. “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
  10. “Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.” — Edward S. Ame
  11. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” — Dalai Lama
  12. “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
  13. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” — Helen Keller
  14. “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” — Alfred Tennyson
  15. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  16. “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” — Steve Marabol
  17. “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” — Winston Churchill

Never Lose Hope Quotes

  1. “Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” — Stephen King, Shawshank Redemption
  2. “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.” — Lemony Snicket
  3. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” — E.B. White
  4. “Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.” — Shah Rukh Khan
  5. “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
  6. “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. “It’s always something to know you’ve done the most you could. But don’t leave off hoping, or it’s of no use doing anything. Hope, hope to the last!” — Charles Dickens
  8. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” — Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
  9. “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay.” — Maya Angelou
  10. “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.” — Pittacus Lore