55 Quotes about Hopefulness

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Clouds and Sunshine

Quotes that are a bit fluffy and dreamy like clouds. Just like clouds, if you look hard enough and imagine a bit, you will find something special before your eyes. More seriously, inspiring quotes about hope.

On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning.
Henry David Thoreau

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hopes are but the dreams of those who are awake.

In the hour of adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds.
Nizami Ganjavi

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.
Maya Angelou

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

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 great 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 sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Drawing of Thoreau

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

Hope will make thee young; for Hope and Youth are children of one mother.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden

Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

Remaining Hopeful

Quotes about keeping your hope alive during tough times.

Where there is life there is hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.

The test of a first-fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

To persevere, trusting in what hopes one has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.
Roy T Bennett

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.
Thomas Carlyle

However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.
Stephen Hawking

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

When walking through the ‘valley of shadows’, remember, a shadow is cast by a light.
Austin O’Malley

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
Thomas Jefferson

Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.
Honore de Balzac

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

The habit of viewing things cheerfully, and of thinking about things hopefully, may be made to grow in us like any other habits.
Samuel Smiles

For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Winston Churchill

Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.
Barbara Kingsolver

Seeding Hope

Inspiring hope in yourself and others, planting seeds of hope and nurturing them for a future that will live up to your aspirations.

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
George Iles

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance.
Steve Maraboli

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us … It lends promise to the future and purpose to the past. It turns discouragement to determination.
Samuel Smiles

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel

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

We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
George Washington

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
Nelson Mandela

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

Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.
William Sloane Coffin

Hope is the mainspring of human action; faith seals our lease of immortality; and charity and love give the passport to the soul’s true and lasting happiness.
Alfred Billings Street

The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for.
Bryant McGill

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.

Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.
George Weinberg

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

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

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

Funny two, too

Also, a couple funny quotes on hope, in hopes that it will bring a smile.

Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler.
Samuel Johnson

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis


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