Quotes on Hope

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Hope is the power to be cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.

∼G.K. Chesterton, English writer  & Poet

We should never let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.

∼John F. Kennedy, President of the United states


There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.

∼Clare Booth Luce, American Playwright


Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none is so powerful as hope.  Without hope man is only half alive.

∼Charles Sawyer, American Lawyer


Hold your head high, stick your chest out.  You can make it.  It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes…Keep hope alive.

∼Jesse Jackson, American Minister, Civil Rights Leader


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

∼Martin Luther King, American Civil Rights Leader, Minister


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

∼Martin Luther, German religious reformer


Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, therefore, we must be saved by hope.

∼Reinhold Niebuhr, American Theologian


Great hopes make great men

∼Thomas Fuller, English Clergyman


Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

∼Psalm 31:24, NKJV


But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.

∼Psalm 71:14, NKJV

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;  and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

∼Romans 5:3-5, NKJV


Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

~Christopher Reeve, Actor


Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.

~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960



Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.

~George Iles, Canadian Author, Actor


Ok my good readers, enough.  Just don’t lose hope today.  Share any additional quotes you know on hope.



Author: Renee

I am an author and a retired minister. My passion is helping others find their sense of self and identity after so many years of losing my own. So often we go to church and are still not aware of our disconnection with our true selves. The person inside that God deeply values. My husband and I have been married for over 30 years and have 3 children. I love gourmet cooking, swimming, all kinds of music, and political and religious discussion- the two things my mom said never to talk about at the dinner table.