Our 20 Favorite Quotes About Hope

So spring has arrived. The new beginning. The most hopeful season. And also a tough, unpredictable season for a lot of us this year. Being at home and not knowing when and how this situation will end can sometimes make us feel hopeless. So we collected and brought you our favorite quotes about hope.

Alcsúti Arborétum Nature Reserve, Hungary

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” (Benjamin Disraeli)

“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)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Nera Gorge-Beușnița National Park, Romania

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” (Nelson Mandela)

“Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.” (Shah Rukh Khan)

Alcsúti Arborétum Nature Reserve, Hungary

“Hope is but the dream of those who wake.” (Matthew Prior)

Alcsúti Arborétum Nature Reserve, Hungary

“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.” (G.K. Chesterton)

“Hope is passion for what is possible.” (Søren Kierkegaard)

“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.” (Maya Angelou)

Nera Gorge-Beușnița National Park, Romania

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” (Thomas Edison)

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” (Oprah Winfrey)

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” (Thomas Fuller)

Spring in Hungary

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” (Robert H. Schuller)

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.” (Maria Popova)

Apuseni Mountains, Romania

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” (Shel Silverstein)

“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)

Great Fatra, Slovakia

“It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” (Nicholas Sparks)

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” (E. Joseph Cossman)

Retezat Mountain, Romania

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

“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)


Our 20 Favorite Quotes About Hope
Our 20 Favorite Quotes About Hope

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Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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