The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do. Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain. Geraldine Solon. The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts. Alain de Botton. Alexandre Dumas.
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen. All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like.
Henri Nouwen. Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible. William Sloane Coffin Click to tweet. Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment. William Penn. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. Rowling Click to tweet.
Never give up. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it. Catherine Pulsifer. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition. Elizabeth Gilbert. All human wisdom is summed Album) in two words; wait and hope. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.
Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed.
There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal. Sri Chinmoy. The next road is always ahead. Oprah Winfrey. Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
We are made to persist. Tobias Wolff Click to tweet. Unknown Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community. See also: strength quotesshort inspiraitonal quotes. The fewer the words, the better the prayer. A bad prayer is vague, unemotional and impossible. A good prayer is clear and realist. A great prayer is clear and has already happened. Martha Beck. Religion is the resolute following of the star of hope through triumphs and tragedies of time.
Eustace Haydon. Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. Tom Head. Many things are possible for the person who has hope. Even more is possible for the person who has faith. And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love.
But everything is possible for the person who practices all three virtues. Brother Lawrence. Rumi Click to tweet. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother TeresaPrayer is where the action is. John Wesley. The word hope I take for faith; and indeed hope is nothing else but the constancy of faith. John Calvin. Five Benefits of Spiritualityintrovert quotes. Dear Jesus, do something. Vladimir Nabokov Click to tweet. Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb. We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when Little Hope - Geronimo (11) - Step Forward No Surrender (CD is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Theocritus Click to tweet. Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: hope.
Manel Loureiro. We live by hope. We do not always get all we want when we want it. But we have to believe that someday, somehow, some way, it will be better and that we can make it so. Hubert H. The hope you feel when you are in love is not necessarily for anything in particular. Love brings something inside you to life. Perhaps it is just the full dimensionality of your own capacity to feel that returns.
Susan Griffin. 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. 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. Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive.
If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. Erik H. Love without hope will not survive. Love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith. Toba Beta. In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clinched fist none.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. Haruki Murakami. The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started. Norman Cousins. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
It is hope that gives life meaning. And hope is based on the prospect of being able one day to turn the actual world into a possible one that looks better. Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever. Lao Tzu Click to tweet. The sun always comes up. Spring always comes after Album). The river always reach the ocean. When you have lost hope, you have lost Album).
And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope. Pittacus Lore. We dream to give ourselves hope. Amy Tan. Hope can be a powerful force, Little Hope - Geronimo (11) - Step Forward No Surrender (CD.
Laini Taylor. I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. Elie Wiesel. Peter Block. 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.
Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. Publilius Syrus Click to tweet. Learn to close your eyes and trust. Learn to open your heart and love. Learn to take the risk and fly. Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Thomas Aquinas. 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. Anne Lamott. Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight. Henry Ward Beecher. As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time.
There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. Mary Pickford. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller. Optimism is an expectation of the future, but hope is a way of experiencing the present. Optimism argues with the predictions of cynicism and bitterness, and is often proved wrong. Hope rejects cynicism and bitterness as unhelpful, and is perennially proved right. Doug Muder. The greatest personalities that ever existed have been those who united human beings and put them on the road toward cooperation and effectiveness and peace.
Those whom the world has held highest have helped to unite and not sever interconnectedness. They have not been the destroyers of differences but the harmonizer of differences. John Lovejoy Elliott. Hope is a force of nature. Jim Butcher Click to tweet. 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. The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.
None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith. Paulo Coelho. What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change. Reese Witherspoon. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.
Christian D. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Rebecca Solnit. None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. Pearl S. Hope — hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope. Hope is what led me here today — with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be.
To be hopeful in bad times is based on the fact that human history is not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something.
If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory. Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness. Listen to the exhortation of the dawn! Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, The glory of action, The splendor of beauty; For yesterday is but a dream, And to-morrow is only a vision; But to-day well lived makes Every yesterday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn! Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view.
Click to tweet. To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Chesterson Click to tweet. With despair, true optimism begins: the optimism of the man who expects nothing, who knows he has no rights and nothing coming to him, who rejoices in counting on himself alone and in acting alone for the good of all.
Jean-Paul Sartre. Scott Fitzgerald. Hope is that little voice that stays with us in our darkest times, the voice that will always whisper- Why not try one more time? Your email address will not be published. By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.
Christopher Reeve Click to tweet We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther Click to tweet I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet It is because of hope that you suffer.
Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu Click to tweet Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Anne Frank Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. Shigenori Kameoka The darkest hours are just before dawn. English proverb 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 Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. George Weinberg See also: positive quotestrust quotesconfidence quotes Download your free pdf The Best Hope Quotes Go to table of contents Hope is a passion for the possible. Marcus Tullius Cicero Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. Chesterton Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. Tupac However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stephen Hawking Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver In all things it is better to hope than to despair. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees and the sky for us.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery Hope is but the dream of those who wake. Matthew Prior Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die. Andy Dufresne Shawshank Redemption Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.
Chesterton In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. Barack Obama I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. Dalai Lama I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
Benjamin Disraeli Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. Louisa May Alcott Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. Hafiz of Persia Hang on to your hat. White All human eyes have longing in them.
Shah Rukh Khan There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Rebecca Solnit Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. Ame 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 Hope is a double-edged sword. Emily Dickinson Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. Thomas Fuller Part 2. Go to table of contents Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius Click to tweet Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller You must not lose faith in humanity. Mahatma Gandhi I am fundamentally an optimist.
Nelson Mandela You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. Maya Angelou Shoot for the moon. Norman Vincent Peale Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Gary Herbert Hope is a waking dream. Thomas Edison To live without hope is to cease to live. Chris Gardner Will Smith in the movie The Pursuit Of Happyness Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. Theodore Roosevelt All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1.
Immanuel Kant This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays. Ralph Waldo Emerson The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. Barack Obama If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all.
Martin Luther King Jr You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey Click to tweet Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile.
Michael Jackson The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. William Shakespeare Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill If you are going through hell, keep going. Seuss Click to tweet Hope is the last thing ever lost.
Italian proverb A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte The most hopeful and the most enduring will prevail. Barack Obama Hope and change are hard-fought things. Michelle Obama A drowning man will clutch at a straw. Sir Thomas More Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Alexander Pope What we do now echoes in eternity. Marcus Aurelius Injustice never rules forever. Seneca Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
Eric Swensson We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light. Albert Pike Click to tweet This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today. David Nicholls Hope costs nothing. Colette Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up. David Orr Hope keeps you alive.
Lauren Olive I accept the universe! Thomas Fuller Click to tweet I inhale hope with every breath I take. Sharon Kay Penman However long the night, the dawn will break. African proverb Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. Schuller Learn to ask even when you feel weak. Robert M. Drake A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?
Jane Wagner Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. Robert G. Ingersoll You are not here merely to make a living. Woodrow Wilson 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 You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
William Faulkner Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. Thich Nhat Hanh 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 Part 1. Thomas Merton Part 2. Thomas Merton The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Joni Eareckson Tada Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Kennedy A person can do incredible things if he or she has enough hope. Butcher Click to tweet Hope has a cost. Chris Hedges I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. Robert Fulghum It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Goddard Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran so we all can fly. Unknown I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.
Werner von Braun We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken. John Green A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. Joseph Cossman Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions. Lemony Snicket Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Irving Berlin Think left and think right and think low and think high. Dorothy Thompson To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Anne Frank Click to tweet Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper. Rawley By clinging to hope, you unknowingly cling to fear. Friedrich Nietzsche In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
Albert Camus A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future. Albert Camus Hope comes from dreams. Samuel Smiles What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. Emil Brunner Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. Don Quixote There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Marden Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. Vaclav Havel The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds. Will Durant 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 Of all ills that one endures, hope Little Hope - Geronimo (11) - Step Forward No Surrender (CD a cheap and universal cure. Abraham Cowley He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. Sachs Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Robert Ingersoll To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. Naval Ravikant We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. Albert Schweitzer Without hope, there is no despair.
There is only meaningless suffering. Morgenstern Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened. Charles Haddon Spurgeon By perseverance the snail reached the ark. Peter Kreeft Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Oscar Wilde It is the first purpose of hope to make hopelessness bearable. Robert Brault Click to tweet If you never try something new, you never learn. Thich Nhat Hanh Critical thinking without hope is cynicism.
Maria Popova Hope is not a strategy. James Cameron When you stop hoping you start settling. During the song, "Lonesome Day," he beseeched the audience to raise their hands during a chorus of "it's all right. Many in the audience had seen Springsteen before, several times, greeting him with a cheer of "Bruce" and roaring with familiarity when Clarence Clemons stepped forward for his first saxophone solo.
Springsteen concerts are usually marathons that are part revival meeting, part party, and always with a social message. He is booked for 39 concerts in 39 North American cities, and seven in Europe, the first leg of what is expected to be at least a year on the road.
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