45 Hope Quotes That’ll Inspire You

on September 23, 2020

In life, you just gotta have hope. Sometimes it’s hoping that your spouse won’t be home when your online order arrives since you said you’d be making a home cooked meal. Or maybe you’re just hoping your baby will sleep through the night so you don’t have to feel delirious all. day. long. Other times it’s hoping for the strength to face a major life change or challenge. If you’re feeling down — whether that’s because you’re sleep deprived or at a serious low point — turning to inspirational hope quotes can help you find the words you need to pull through. 

We all know 2020 has been quite the decade (and you have the stress wrinkles to prove it), so that’s why we’re here with some “never lose hope” sayings to give you the boost you NEED. If you’re looking for famous hope quotes or super short and sweet inspirational phrases, we got you. And if you’re religious, there are also some Bible verses about faith to help you in your journey to finding hope!

Famous quotes about hope
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” –Helen Keller
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” –Magic Johnson
  • ”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
  • “We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.” –Ed Markey
  • “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
  • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” –Albert Einstein

Bible verses about hope
  • “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” –Isaiah 40:31
  • “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.” –1 Peter 1:13
  • “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” –Hebrews 10:23
  • “Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.” –1 Corinthians 13:13
  • “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11
  • “As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” –Psalm 71:14
  • “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” –Romans 5:5
  • “Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” –Joshua 1:9

Inspirational hope quotes
  • “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
  • “Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” –Samuel Smiles
  • “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” –Barack Obama
  • “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” –Winston Churchill
  • “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” –Jonas Salk
  • “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.” –Laini Taylor
  • “Love without hope will not survive, love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith.” –Toba Beta
  • ”In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness is produced.” –Fritz Knapp
  • “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” –Richard M. DeVos
  • “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 for the future
  • “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
  • “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” –Steve Maraboli
  • “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier...’” –Alfred Tennyson
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full 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
  • “Our human compassion binds us one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” –Nelson Mandela
  • ”A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up your faith and that of others, and it promotes change.” –Jan Dargatz

Short hope sayings
  • “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  • “I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.” –Will Smith
  • “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” –Robert H. Schuller
  • “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” –Robert Green Ingersoll
  • “Hope is a waking dream.” –Aristotle
  • “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” –Desmond Tutu
  • “To live without hope is to cease to live.” –Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” –Bernard Williams
  • “Hope fills the holes of my frustration in my heart.” –Emanuel Cleaver
  • “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” –Thomas Carlyle
  • “The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.” –William Shakespeare