39 Hope Quotes for a Little Inspiration When You Need It Most

Throughout our lives, we’ll be faced with a number of challenges. Getting some encouragement and inspiration from others can make such a difference. Hope quotes are meant to inspire, motivate, and provide you with the hope that you will reach your goals or overcome any obstacles you’re facing.

Here are 39 hope quotes from some of the brightest minds to ever walk the earth. I personally hope their words help you in the pursuit of happiness.

1) Let the hope quotes begin!

39 Hope Quotes - "A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." - Brad Henry
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“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

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39 Hope Quotes - "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." - Winston Churchill
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All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill

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39 Hope Quotes - "I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times - happy, sad, and otherwise - but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up." - Amruta Khanvilkar
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“I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up.” – Amruta Khanvilkar

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39 Hope Quotes - "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." - Woodrow Wilson
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“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

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39 Hope Quotes - "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
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“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

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39 Hope Quotes - "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." - William Faulkner
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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner

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39 Hope Quotes - "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
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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

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39 Hope Quotes - "Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
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Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

9) Hope quotes by Emily Dickinson

39 Hope Quotes - "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
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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

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39 Hope Quotes - "I dwell in possibility." - Emily Dickinson
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“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

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39 Hope Quotes - "I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars." - Stephenie Meyer
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I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” – Stephenie Meyer

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39 Hope Quotes - "If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment." - Henry David Thoreau
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If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” – Henry David Thoreau

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39 Hope Quotes - "In a time of destruction, create something." - Maxine Hong Kingston
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“In a time of destruction, create something.” – Maxine Hong Kingston

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39 Hope Quotes - "Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen...yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." - Bradley Whitford
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Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen…yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” – Bradley Whitford

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39 Hope Quotes - "Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." - Desmond Tutu
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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

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39 Hope Quotes - "It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them because, in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank
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It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them because, in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” – Anne Frank

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39 Hope Quotes - "Hope is the last thing ever lost." - Italian proverb
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“Hope is the last thing ever lost.” – Italian proverb

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39 Hope Quotes - "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

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39 Hope Quotes - "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
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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

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39 Hope Quotes - "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." - Nelson Mandela
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May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

21) Hope quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.

39 Hope Quotes - "But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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39 Hope Quotes - "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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39 Hope Quotes - "Once you choose hope, anything’s possible." - Christopher Reeve
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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

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39 Hope Quotes - "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

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39 Hope Quotes - "Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings." - Edward S. Ame
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“Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.” – Edward S. Ame

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39 Hope Quotes - "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Aristotle
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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

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39 Hope Quotes - "Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people." - Tena Desae
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Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae

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39 Hope Quotes - "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." - Lemony Snicket
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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.” – Lemony Snicket

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39 Hope Quotes - "The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again." - Ram Charan
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The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.” – Ram Charan

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39 Hope Quotes - "There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for." - J.R.R. Tolkien
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There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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39 Hope Quotes - "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
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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

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39 Hope Quotes - "'Hope to the last!' said Newman, clapping him on the back. 'Always hope; that's dear boy. Never leave off hoping; it don't answer. Do you mind me, Nick? it don't answer. Don't leave a stone unturned. 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
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“‘Hope to the last!’ said Newman, clapping him on the back. ‘Always hope; that’s dear boy. Never leave off hoping; it don’t answer. Do you mind me, Nick? it don’t answer. Don’t leave a stone unturned. 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

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39 Hope Quotes - "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
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“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

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39 Hope Quotes - "We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones." - Ed Markey
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We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.” – Ed Markey

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39 Hope Quotes - "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." - Paulo Coelho
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When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

36) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of hope quotes…

39 Hope Quotes - "Where there is no vision, there is no hope." - George Washington Carver
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Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver

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39 Hope Quotes - "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present." - Bill Keane
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bill Keane

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39 Hope Quotes - "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one." - John Lennon
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You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon

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39 Hope Quotes - "Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope." - Arnold H. Glasow
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“Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.” – Arnold H. Glasow

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