Hope Quotes and Sayings
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
– Nelson Mandela
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.
– Vincent van Gogh
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
– Desmond Tutu
Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.
– Brene Brown
Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
– Clarence Darrow
To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.
– Ronald Reagan
Hope is a great falsifier. Let good judgment keep her in check.
– Baltasar Gracian
Hope is not blind optimism. It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. It’s not sitting on the sidelines or shirking from a fight. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all 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. Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us, but by us, by the men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.
– Barack Obama
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
We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.
– Edward Abbey