Hope Quotes

Joy comes and goes, hope ebbs and flows Like the wave; Change doth un-knit the tranquil strength of men. Love tends life a little grace, A few sad smiles; and then, Both are laid in one cold place, In the grave. - Matthew Arnold


I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. - Michelangelo


There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones. - Anwar Al-Sadat


When audiences come to see us authors lecture, it is largely in the hope that we'll be funnier to look at than to read. - Sinclair Lewis


He, who holds out but a doubtful hope of succour to the afflicted, denies it. - Sir Walter Scott


Isn't it fun to go out on the course and lie in the sun? - Bob Hope


Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. - Daniel Hudson Burnham


I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am. - John Newton


Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. - Napoleon Bonaparte


In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.-John Kenneth Galbraith


The youth is the hope of our future.-Jose Rizal


In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.-Stendhal


I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.-Mike Krzyzewski


One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more.-Hedy Lamarr


If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.-Hedy Lamarr


I hope, when I stop, people will think that somehow I mattered.-Martina Navratilova


Today, one year after their divorce, Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they're getting back together. You know what that means? There's still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.-Jay Leno


I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands.-Mariah Carey


My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.-Daniel Goleman


Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.-Gore Vidal


Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.-Edward de Bono


We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.-Emile M. Cioran


To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.-Emile M. Cioran


It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.-Herman Cain


The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.-Thomas Hardy


Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors.-William Hazlitt


Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.-William Hazlitt


I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you.-Andy Rooney


Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.-Ovid


Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.-James Russell Lowell


I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him.-Francois Rabelais


If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks.-Francois Rabelais


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


Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.-Thomas Carlyle


It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics.-Thomas Carlyle


I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.-Paul Tillich


I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.-Arthur Ashe


The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It's not change, and it's not hope.-Rush Limbaugh


Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.-Gustave Flaubert


One must always hope when one is desperate, and doubt when one hopes.-Gustave Flaubert


But maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.-Charles Ives


You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance.-Charles Ives


All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.-Magic Johnson


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.-Robert Fulghum


I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.-Jerry Lewis


I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions. don't take counsel of your fears.-Thomas S. Monson


Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.-Percy Bysshe Shelley


All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.-Will Ferrell


I remember thinking, That's what I need - and that hope was in Jesus Christ.-Willie Aames


Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.-Henry Rollins


To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.-Miguel De Cervantes


Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.-Baruch Spinoza


There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.-Baruch Spinoza


The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.-Jacques Yves Cousteau


If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.-Jacques Yves Cousteau


Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.-George Santayana


I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.-Miley Cyrus


Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you.-Ogden Nash


I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.-Ogden Nash


Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld


In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.-Francois de La Rochefoucauld


I hope all you young girls see yourself up there... we were just like you.-Mia Hamm


I hope to get out before they start football next year.-Bear Bryant


I can only speak for myself, and hope people hear my words and see me on television speaking for myself. And, hopefully, they'll be able to make their own judgment. And at the end of the day, I just want my work to speak for itself.-Jennifer Lopez


Now, I look at where I am now and I know what I wanna to do. What I would like to be able to do is to spend whatever time I have left and to give, and maybe some hope to others.-Jim Valvano

I would hope that understanding and reconciliation are not limited to the 19th hole alone.-Gerald R. Ford


Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.-Ambrose Bierce


Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.-Thomas Merton


One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am will never work in this town again.-Jim Carrey


Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.-Marcus Garvey


Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.-Bertrand Russell


About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.-Josh Billings


I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big.-Lady Gaga


Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.-Thomas Aquinas


The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.-Bruce Barton


Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.-James A. Baldwin


All hope abandon, ye who enter here!-Dante Alighieri


If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.-Desiderius Erasmus


Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope.-Reinhold Niebuhr


Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.-Henry Miller


Love, we say, is life; but love without hope and faith is agonizing death.-Elbert Hubbard


Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever.-John Ruskin


Where there is no vision, there is no hope.-George Washington Carver


Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.-William S. Burroughs


You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.-Michelle Obama


What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.-Samuel Johnson


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


While there's life, there's hope.-Marcus Tullius Cicero


I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will.-Arnold Schwarzenegger


Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.-William Butler Yeats


But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.-Lord Byron


This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.-Lord Byron


No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.-George Chakiris


The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.-James Madison


What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?-Immanuel Kant


All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?-Immanuel Kant


Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.-Marcus Tullius Cicero


Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.-Arthur Miller


I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing.-Pope John Paul II


Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.-Calvin Coolidge


I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.-Robert E. Lee


Today I can declare my hope and declare it from the bottom of my heart that we will eventually see the time when that number of nuclear weapons is down to zero and the world is a much better place.-Colin Powell


Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.-Gertrude Stein


It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.-Gertrude Stein


Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always To be Blest.-Alexander Pope

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