Top 500 Most Inspiring Hope Quotes of All Time

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Hope Quotes

1. “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

2. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” – E.B. White

3. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Hope has a cost. Hope is not comfortable or easy. Hope requires personal risk. It is not about the right attitude. Hope is not about peace of mind. Hope is action. Hope is doing something.” – Chris Hedges

5. “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

6. “Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” – Samuel Smiles

7. “Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It 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

8. “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” – Robert Ingersoll

9. “As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by.” – Lao Tzu

10. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

11. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

12. “This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. “Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

14. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bill Keane

15. “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

16. “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

17. “Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

18. “I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.” – Stephenie Meyer

19. “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

20. “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

21. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

22. “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

23. “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

24. “No matter where you are on your journey, that’s exactly where you need to be. The next road is always ahead.” – Oprah Winfrey

25. “Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.” – Brené Brown

26. “Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.” – Abraham Cowley

27. “He who has never hoped can never despair.” – George Bernard Shaw

28. “If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.” – Chad Sugg

29. “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

30. “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

31. “In an age of hope, men looked up at the night sky and saw ‘the heavens.’ In an age of hopelessness, they call it simply ‘space.’” – Peter Kreeft

32. “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

33. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner

34. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – Anonymous

35. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” – Margaret Mitchell

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

37. “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.” – Paulo Coelho

38. “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” – Alexander Pope

39. “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

40. “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

41. “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

42. “Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” – Markus Zusak

43. “It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” – John Guare

44. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris

45. “Hope is but the dream of those who wake.” – Matthew Prior

46. “It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things.” – Maxime Legacé

47. “However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.” – Stephen Hawking

48. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyère

49. “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” – Benjamin Disraeli

50. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener

51. “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” – George Washington Carver

52. “Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees and the sky for us.” – Maxime Legacé

53. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

54. “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.” – Samuel Johnson

55. “The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.” – William Shakespeare

56. “Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

57. “Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.” – Thomas Fuller

58. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” – Theodore Roosevelt

59. “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle

60. “All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas

61. “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

62. “In a time of destruction, create something.” – Maxine Hong Kingston

63. “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” – Laini Taylor

64. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” – Roy T. Bennett

65. “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

66. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

67. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

68. “It’s going to be all right, sir,” Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore’s silence than he had been by his weakened voice. “We’re nearly there… I can Apparate us both back… don’t worry…” “I am not worried, Harry,” said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. “I am with you.” – J.K. Rowling

69. “Go make your mark on the world. Be a world changer! Live bold for Christ no matter the cost.” – Crystal Woodman Miller

70. “We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.” – Amy Tan

71. “Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

72. “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

73. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

74. “The darkest hours are just before dawn.” – Unknown

75. “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

76. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

77. “A sobering thought: what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?” – Jane Wagner

78. “This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.” – David Nicholls

79. “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

80. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – Dalai Lama XIV

81. “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” – Richard Evans

82. “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” – G.K. Chesterton

83. “If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.” – Haruki Murakami

84. “Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” – Francis Bacon

85. “My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.” – L.M. Montgomery

86. “When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.” – Sean O’Casey

87. “Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars.” – Cecelia Ahern

88. “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” – Cassandra Clare

89. “Become your own soulmate. Then you’ll always have someone watching your back, and you’ll always have someone who loves you.” – Rebecca O’Donnell

90. “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

91. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” – Dalai Lama

92. “In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

93. “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.” – Ellie Wiesel

94. “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

95. “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.” – John Green

96. “The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.” – Marion Zimmer Bradley

97. “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” – Antonio Porchia

98. “The sun always comes up. Spring always comes after winter. The river always reach the ocean. Always.” – Maxime Legacé

99. “The first duty of a man is to think for himself.” – Jose Marti

100. “Never lose hope. Never forget the power of intentions and desires.” – Debasish Mridha

101. “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

102. “Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.” – Stephen King

103. “For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

105. “In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man’s torments.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

106. “It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

107. “Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.” – Tony DeLiso

108. “Books are finite, sexual encounters are finite, but the desire to read and to fuck is infinite; it surpasses our own deaths, our fears, our hopes for peace.” – Roberto Bolano

109. “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

110. “Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.” – Veronica Roth

111. “The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.” – Arthur Golden

112. “Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings.” – Edward Ame

113. “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” – G.K. Chesterton

114. “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

115. “I mean, at the end of the day, what the hell does it matter who I end up with if it can’t be you?” – Tabitha Suzuma

116. “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” – T.S. Eliot

117. “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” – Michael Jackson

118. “It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” – Frank Warren

119. “To hear the phrase “our only hope” always makes one anxious, because it means that if the only hope doesn’t work, there is nothing left.” – Lemony Snicket

120. “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

121. “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” – Thomas Merton

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

123. “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce

124. “How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?” – Nicholas Sparks

125. “We need hope, or else we cannot endure.” – Sarah J. Maas

126. “Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be…” – William Wordsworth

127. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss

128. “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

129. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

130. “Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” – Kālidāsa

131. “To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s opinion symbolized the opinion of the whole world, of God.” – Jocelyn Soriano

132. “You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker.” – Malcom X

133. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” – Victor Hugo

134. “I don’t know when we’ll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.” – Arthur Golden

135. “Do not lose hope – what you seek will be found. Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped to help you in their turn. Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story. (from ‘Instructions’).” – Neil Gaiman

136. “I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.” – Abraham Lincoln

137. “I’m here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.” – Richard Bach

138. “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.” – Albert Schweitzer

139. “Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.” – Vladimir Lenin

140. “There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that. But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.” – Gerard Way

141. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Dr Roopleen

142. “Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite independent of anyone.” – Anne Frank

143. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” – Henry David Thoreau

144. “You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.” – Yann Martel

145. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

146. “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein

147. “Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.” – Patricia McCormick

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

149. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

150. “All of sudden, this shooting star went by, and all I could think was that they were listening to us somehow.” – Nicholas Sparks

151. “The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!” – Albert Einstein

152. “Yes we can!” – Barack Obama

153. “Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” – Jocelyn Soriano

154. “Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.” – Mandy Hale

155. “But hoping,” he said, “is how the impossible can be possible after all.” – Marissa Meyer

156. “Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.” – Gore Vidal

157. “I want to believe that I’m not wrong. I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.” – Natsuki Takaya

158. “Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

159. “One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.” – John Burroughs

160. “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

161. “At what point do you give up – decide enough is enough? There is only one answer really. Never.” – Tabitha Suzuma

162. “Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.” – Anne Lamott

163. “She was a beautiful dreamer. The kind of girl, who kept her head in the clouds, loved above the stars and left regret beneath the earth she walked on.” – Robert M. Drake

164. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” – Cormac McCarthy

165. “Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.” – Albert Camus

166. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

167. “Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love?” – Paullina Simons

168. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

169. “As long as the sun’s shining, shit can’t be that bad.” – J. Lynn

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

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

172. “Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” – Carrie Hope Fletcher

173. “But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.” – Lauren Oliver

174. “It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.” – Steve Maraboli

175. “The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.” – Woody Allen

176. “Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.” – The Architect

177. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

178. “If there’s only one nation in the sky, shouldn’t all passports be valid for it?” – Yann Martel

179. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

180. “Out of doubt, out of dark to the day’s rising I came singing into the sun, sword unsheathing. To hope’s end I rode and to heart’s breaking: Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!” – J.R.R. Tolkien

181. “With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” – George Harrison

182. “Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it’s dangerous, that it’s painful and risky, that it’s making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?” – Patrick Ness

183. “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

184. “Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Isn’t that true?” – Amy Tan

185. “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.” – C.H. Spurgeon

186. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

187. “No. Don’t give up hope just yet. It’s the last thing to go. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.” – Pittacus Lore

188. “Anything under God’s control is never out of control.” – Charles Swindoll

189. “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – John F. Kennedy

190. “We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.” – Stephen Jay Gould

191. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” – O.S. Marden

192. “I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution.” – Werner Von Braun

193. “Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” – Marylin Monroe

194. “Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.” – Amy Tan

195. “A girl has to have a beautiful smile, Beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honest, loving and trustworthy.” – Justin Bieber

196. “There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope. The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.” – Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

197. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

198. “The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.” – Walter Benjamin

199. “Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.” – Arthur Golden

200. “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” – Louisa May Alcott

201. “The Fourteenth Book is entitled, “What can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?” It doesn’t take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period. This is it: “Nothing.” – Kurt Vonnegut

202. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

203. “No, our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.” – Sigmund Freud

204. “It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.” – C.J. Redwine

205. “The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba – yes Cuba too.” – Malcolm X

206. “To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.” – Jane Austen

207. “Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.” – Og Mandino

208. “Do not follow me! Let’s just be fabulously where we are and who we are. You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet. May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!” – Jerry Spinelli

209. “There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” – Baruch Spinoza

210. “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Helen Keller

211. “We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.” – François de La Rochefoucauld

212. “I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

213. “Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.” – Victor Hugo

214. “Never lose faith in yourself, and never lose hope; remember, even when this world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope.” – Pittacus Lore

215. “What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.” – Barbara Kingsolver

216. “Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.” – Robert M. Drake

217. “Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different.” – Jim Butcher

218. “I don’t like hope very much. In fact, I hate it. It’s the crystal meth of emotions. It hooks you fast and kills you hard. It’s bad news. The worst. It’s sharp sticks and cherry bombs. When hope shows up, it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt.” – Jennifer Donnelly

219. “She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.” – Patricia Briggs

220. “People without hope not only don’t write novels, but what is more to the point, they don’t read them.” – Flannery O’Connor

221. “Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle.” – Vladimir Lenin

222. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelle

223. “Come friends, it’s not too late to seek a newer world.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

224. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

225. “Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling.” – Tony DeLiso

226. “O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!” – William Shakespeare

227. “Sir Topher finally looked up. “Because any hope beyond that, my boy, would be too much. I feared we would drown in it.” “Then I choose to drown,” Finnikin said. “In hope. Rather than float into nothing.” – Melina Marchetta

228. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” – Dr Roopleen

229. “A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.” – Albert Camus

230. “A great hope fell You heard no noise The ruin was within.” – Emily Dickinson

231. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” – Shannon Alder

232. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” – John Green

233. “The sooner you make a mistake and learn to live with it, the better. You’re not responsible for everything. You can’t control the way things end up.” – Courtney Summers

234. “I know we’re not saints or virgins or lunatics; we know all the lust and lavatory jokes, and most of the dirty people; we can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don’t know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don’t care that we don’t.” – Dylan Thomas

235. “Sometimes the most beautiful people are beautifully broken.” – Robert M. Drake

236. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Kahlil Gibran

237. “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” – Timothy Keller

238. “You’ll stop hurting when you stop hoping.” – Guillaume Musso

239. “Have you ever hoped for something? And held out for it against all the odds? Until everything you did was ridiculous?” – Ali Shaw

240. “The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” – John Lennon

241. “Hope costs nothing.” – Colette

242. “You can’t eat hope,’ the woman said. You can’t eat it, but it sustains you,’ the colonel replied.” – Gabriel García Márquez

243. “Turn around and believe that the good news that we are loved is better than we ever dared hope, and that to believe in that good news, to live out of it and toward it, to be in love with that good news, is of all glad things in this world the gladdest thing of all. Amen, and come Lord Jesus.” – Frederick Buechner

244. “Sometimes to self-discover you must self-destruct.” – Robert M. Drake

245. “In these times I don’t, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don’t want what I know and want what I don’t know.” – Marsilio Ficino

246. “Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.” – Adam Smith

247. “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

248. “In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.” – Barack Obama

249. “Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.” – Toni Morrison

250. “Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther

251. “And books, they offer one hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.” – Anne Rice

252. “While there’s life, there’s hope.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

253. “Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset, to touch the one you love, to try again. ‘Hell would be waking up and wanting nothing,’ he agrees.” – Karen Marie Moning

254. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.” – Roy T. Bennett

255. “Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life.” – D. Aswini

256. “Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

257. “Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear.” – John Milton

258. “That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man.” – Charles Bukowski

259. “I really don’t even know you, and yet, in my life, you are forever entangled; to my history, inextricably bound.” – Sarah Ockler

260. “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 it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.” – John Calvin

261. “What hope is there?” I asked. “If even angels fall, what hope is there for the rest of us?” – Richelle Mead

262. “Totally without hope one cannot live. To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness. It is no accident that above the entrance to Dante’s hell is the inscription: “Leave behind all hope, you who enter here.” – Jurgen Moltmann

263. “Hope in the shadow of fear is the world’s most powerful motivator.” – Neal Shusterman

264. “Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different.” – Jim Butcher

265. “But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.” – George Eliot

266. “Each time a man 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 those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert F. Kennedy

267. “Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.” – Henry Rollins

268. “I wanted to see the place where Margaret grew to what she is, even at the worst time of all, when I had no hope of ever calling her mine.” – Elizabeth Gaskell

269. “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.” – Pope John XXIII

270. “The best kind of humans are the ones who stay.” – Robert M. Drake

271. “You said you didn’t want to get involved with me,that one of us would get hurt and how you couldn’t bear it. Well that just isn’t good enough. Look what happens to people just living their lives. They get hurt, it’s not fair they get hurt but they do, all the time, no matter how careful they are. Somebody can just just come along and hurt them, for no stupid reason.” – Julian Gough

272. “I want him to love me as much as I love him.” – L.J. Smith

273. “… and that’s when I get to wondering, what would happen if I told her she something good, ever day?” – Kathryn Stockett

274. “Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

275. “I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.” – Rae Carson

276. “The future is uncertain, but that can be a good thing.” – Jennifer Niven

277. “My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.” – Jim Henson

278. “It’s not over if you’re still here,” Chronicler said. “It’s not a tragedy if you’re still alive.” – Patrick Rothfuss

279. “We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability?” – Margaret Atwood

280. “The past is made out of facts… I guess the future is just hope.” – Isaac Marion

281. “We do not get to choose when in our lives we feel pain,” said Matthew. “It comes when it comes, and we try to remember, even though we cannot imagine a day when it will release its hold on us, that all pain fades. All misery passes. Humanity is drawn to light, not darkness.” – Cassandra Clare

282. “Somewhere along the way we all go a bit mad. So burn, let go and dive into the horror, because maybe it’s the chaos which helps us find where we belong.” – Robert M. Drake

283. “I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

284. “We swallowed the chaos because we knew we didn’t want to be ordinary.” – Robert M. Drake

285. “I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.” – Pearl S. Buck

286. “You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.” – Grace Willows

287. “Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.” – Immanuel Kant

288. “How foolish to believe we are more powerful than the sea or the sky.” – Ruta Sepetys

289. “Whether we wound or are wounded, the blood that flows is red.” – Eiichiro Oda

290. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.” – Alexander Pope

291. “Hope was tricky like water. Somehow it always found a way in.” – Leigh Bardugo

292. “Broken heart will turn into a stronger one within hope.” – Toba Beta

293. “The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” – Dr Roopleen

294. “Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ­expect the worst.” – Joyce Carol Oates

295. “That’s everyone’s dream, isn’t it, really? Instead of many who give you little pieces of themselves-one who gives you everything.” – Cassandra Clare

296. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” – Padre Pio

297. “Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what’s going on, but that there’s something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world.” – Pema Chödrön

298. “Madness and chaos are self-destructing but over thinking is the suicide.” – Robert M. Drake

299. “Long distance is hard. You have to trust that as you each change on your own, your relationship will also change along with you. It takes hope, good humor, and idealism. It takes a massive dose of courage to protect the relationship at all odds. It is hard, but worth it. You’ll both be stronger as a result.” – Craig M. Mullaney

300. “in a woman’s womb. another chance. to make the world better.” – Ellen Hopkins

301. “You said you knew the perfect place to run to. A place that was empty of people, and buildings, and far, far away. A place covered in blood-red earth and sleeping life. A place longing to come alive again. It’s a place for disappearing, you’d said, a place for getting lost… and for getting found. I’ll take you there, you’d said. And I could say that I agreed.” – Lucy Christopher

302. “If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.” – Pope Benedict XVI

303. “Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.” – David Orr

304. “Sometimes when you least expect it, the tables turn and that scary feeling that has taken hold of you for so long somehow turns into hope.” – David Archuleta

305. “While the heart beats, hope lingers.” – Alison Croggon

306. “You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.’ He paused, considering what he had just said. ‘Yes’, he repeated. ‘In the end, it’s all a question of balance.” – Rohinton Mistry

307. “To this day, I can never shake the connection between this boy, Peeta Mellark, and the bread that gave me hope, and the dandelion that reminded me that I was not doomed.” – Suzanne Collins

308. “There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

309. “We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.” – Sir Thomas Browne

310. “She was broken, I think it’s because she loved too much and she was always blind to the fact that love too is sometimes broken.” – Robert M. Drake

311. “I caught myself thinking about falling in love with someone who I hoped was out there right now thinking about the possibility of me, but I quickly banished the notion. It was that kind of thinking that landed me in this situation to begin with. Hope can ruin you.” – Perry Moore

312. “People have hope because they cannot see Death standing behind them.” – Tite Kubo

313. “Euripedes. Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.” – Madeleine L’Engle

314. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

315. “We’re called to be faithful, to take those first difficult steps–and to leave the results up to God.” – Alex Harris

316. “While there’s life, there’s hope.” – Marcus Tulius Cicero

317. “Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.” – Ann Patchett

318. “Appreciate the moment of a first kiss; it may be the last time you own your heart.” – Robert M. Drake

319. “Society will always be too fragile to accept us for all that makes us beautiful.” – Robert M. Drake

320. “youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.” – Aristotle

321. “We all give up great expectations along the way.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

322. “We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves.” – Martin Buber

323. “I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day.” – Stanley Kunitz

324. “Some of us walk around with a necklace of hope, an armour of sanity, but at the end of the day, they always come off. We reveal our naked, vulnerable, real selves.” – Karen Quan

325. “Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.” – Michael Jackson

326. “Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” – G.K. Chesterton

327. “It is our wounds that create in us a desire to reach for miracles. The fulfillment of such miracles depends on whether we let our wounds pull us down or lift us up towards our dreams.” – Jocelyn Soriano

328. “But all I could think of was how when nothing made sense and hadn’t for ages, you just have to grab onto anything you feel sure of.” – Sarah Dessen

329. “Darkness does not leave us easily as we would hope.” – Margaret Stohl

330. “It was their secret, a secret meant for just the two of them, and she’d never been able to imagine how it would sound coming from someone else. But, somehow, Logan made it sound just right.” – Nicholas Sparks

331. “Hope is the crystal meth of emotions. It hooks you fast and kills you hard.” – Jennifer Donnelly

332. “If I lived a million lives, I would’ve felt a million feelings and I still would’ve fallen a million times for you.” – Robert M. Drake

333. “It was stupid to hope, she knew. But sometimes hope was all you had.” – Cassandra Clare

334. “It’s funny, for all it took was a broken heart and that alone was enough, enough for her to do everything she ever dreamed of.” – Robert M. Drake

335. “Suddenly, everything was beautiful. The way she viewed the world was nothing more but a reflection of herself.” – Robert M. Drake

336. “The truth is I didn’t need therapy; I just needed to feel loved and know that someone out there craved my attention.” – Robert M. Drake

337. “Tell me what’s the difference between hope and waiting because my heart doesn’t know It constantly cuts itself on the glass of waiting It constantly gets lost in the fog of hope.” – Anna Kamienska

338. “There is nothing more important than your eternal salvation.” – Kirk Cameron

339. “And worse I may be yet: the worst is not So long as we can say ‘This is the worst.” – William Shakespeare

340. “While there is tea, there is hope.” – Arthur Wing Pinero

341. “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff

342. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Winston Churchill

343. “It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” – Anne Frank

344. “I had to learn to live without you and I couldn’t make sense of it, because I left so much of me inside of you.” – Robert M. Drake

345. “To be human is to be broken and broken is its own kind of beautiful.” – Robert M. Drake

346. “when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you’ll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.” – Mariah Carey

347. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs

348. “History says, Don’t hope On this side of the grave, But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme.” – Seamus Heaney

349. “I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” – Barack Obama

350. “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” – Rick Warren

351. “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” – Whoopi Goldberg

352. “The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.” – Erin Hunter

353. “Blind, broke, jobless, and frustrated, Kevin found it difficult to get through the following few months. But he had one big thing going for him. He was sober. It was a new beginning.” – Traci Medford-Rosow

354. “There’s a taste in the air, sweet and vaguely antiseptic, that reminds him of his teenage years in these streets, and of a general state of longing, a hunger for life to begin that from this distance seems like happiness.” – Ian McEwan

355. “Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.” – Leon Trotsky

356. “Poets are damned… but see with the eyes of angels.” – Allen Ginsberg

357. “Tell me there is still good in the world. Tell me there is still hope for all of us.” – Marie Lu

358. “Things will get easier, people’s minds will change, and you should be alive to see it.” – Ellen DeGeneres

359. “To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope.” – Anne Carson

360. “Those who make us believe that anything’s possible and fire our imagination over the long haul, are often the ones who have survived the bleakest of circumstances. The men and women who have every reason to despair, but don’t, may have the most to teach us, not only about how to hold true to our beliefs, but about how such a life can bring about seemingly impossible social change.” – Paul Rogat Loeb

361. “I am heartbroken, but I have been heartbroken before, and this might be the best for which I can hope.” – Lemony Snicket

362. “Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God wil open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that has been denied.” – Elif Shafak

363. “To those who, in spite of everything, still choose goodness.” – Marie Lu

364. “Reader, do you think it is a terrible thing to hope when there is really no reason to hope at all? Or is it (as the soldier said about happiness) something that you might just as well do, since,in the end, it really makes no difference to anyone but you?” – Kate DiCamillo

365. “At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in.” – C.S. Lewis

366. “She was broken from moment to moment, watching her world collide she felt lost inside herself. She fell apart for a passion that flamed beneath her. She waited and died a hundred times, it dripped from her pores. The moment she let go, she soared over the stillness like the star she was born to be.” – Robert M. Drake

367. “It was never about the world being too big, it was more like she was too much for the world to handle.” – Robert M. Drake

368. “Don’t despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don’t – surrender to events with hope.” – Alain de Botton

369. “A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel’s work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.” – Jose Marti

370. “You call it hope — that fire of fire! It is but agony of desire.” – Edgar Allan Poe

371. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

372. “Sometimes my fancy gets to floating inside me, threatening to carry me away like a leaf on a wind. Better to be a stone.” – Shannon Hale

373. “When you don’t know where you’re going, you drive on the highway.” – Roger Hedden

374. “Sober, gainfully employed, and physically secure once again, Kevin began to relax. His confidence slowly returned. For the first time since the onset of his blindness, he let his guard down and a crack in his carefully constructed veneer formed. Light flooded in. And with it, hope.” – Traci Medford-Rosow

375. “It all counts,’ Adam said again. ‘And the bottom line is, what defines you isn’t how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike. As long as it’s one more, you’re all good.” – Sarah Dessen

376. “Don’t lose hope. You never know what tomorrow may bring.” – Unknown

377. “And the open road rolled out in front of us.” – Alexandra Bracken

378. “Love doesn’t come with an on-off switch. It’s made of too many threads of memory and hope and heartache that weave themselves into the very core of who you are.” – Martina Boone

379. “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. And so today I still have a dream.” – Martin Luther King

380. “You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer

381. “Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

382. “I inhale hope with every breath I take.” – Sharon Kay Penman

383. “Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.” – Randa Abdel-Fattah

384. “When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.” – Isak Dinesen

385. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

386. “We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing.” – Cristina Marrero

387. “He’d do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.” – Jamie Ford

388. “Hope does not leave without being given permission.” – Rick Riordan

389. “There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

390. “Maybe I hope too much. Maybe I dream too much or maybe I love too much to just give up on you.” – Robert M. Drake

391. “It will get easier each time, I think. I hope. I just have to keep trying.” – jenny han

392. “Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

393. “We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.” – Michelle Obama

394. “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.” – George Gordon Byron

395. “She was a ray of sunshine, a warm summer rain, a bright fire on a cold winter’s day, and now she could be dead because she had tried to save the man she loved.” – Grace Willows

396. “Nothing but a symbol? People die for symbols. People have hope because of symbols. They’re not just lines. They’re histories, cultures, traditions, given shape.” – Roshani Chokshi

397. “The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live.” – Victor Hugo

398. “You couldn’t erase the past. You couldn’t even change it. But sometimes life offered you the opportunity to put it right.” – Ann Brashares

399. “What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who are these so called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight?” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

400. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

401. “Nikolai had been told that hope was dangerous, had been warned of it many times. But he’d never believed that. Hope was the wind that came from nowhere to fill your sails and carry you home.” – Leigh Bardugo

402. “I know now, after fifty years, that the finding/losing, forgetting/remembering, leaving/returning, never stops. The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end, there is always another chance.” – Jeanette Winterson

403. “The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses.” – C. JoyBell C.

404. “Hope keeps you alive.” – Lauren Oliver

405. “Then I choose to drown. In hope. Rather than float into nothing.” – Melina Marchetta

406. “Hope is a passion for the possible.” – Søren Kierkegaard

407. “I am not afraid to die; I am only afraid of saying goodbye to you forever.” – Shannon L. Alder

408. “To hope for nothing, to expect nothing, to demand nothing. This is analytical despair.” – James Hillman

409. “And remember: you must never, under any circumstances, despair. To hope and to act, these are our duties in misfortune.” – Boris Pasternak

410. “We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.” – Albert Pike

411. “Well and good if all things change, O Lord God, provided I am rooted in You.” – St. John of the Cross

412. “When you get ill do not get nervous about it and try as much as possible to be hopeful.” – Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

413. “It felt like I’d been living underground, and for a moment, I’d been given this glimpse of the sky. Once you’ve seen that, how can you go back where you came from?” – Jodi Picoult

414. “You’re not a bad person, you’re just a little bit different and I’m a sucker for that.” – Robert M. Drake

415. “All these bad experiences that we go through, they don’t just disappear. We carry them our whole life trying to forget, escaping in habits, addictions, hate, toxic relationships. But what we don’t know is that by doing so we let them stay alive. We water them like withered flowers and we hang onto them to justify our mistakes and failures.” – Asper Blurry

416. “But human beings are not machines, and however powerful the pressure to conform, they sometimes are so moved by what they see as injustice that they dare to declare their independence. In that historical possibility lies hope.” – Howard Zinn

417. “You are where you need to be. Just take a deep breath.” – Lana Parrilla

418. “Hope is a dangerous thing, Raisa thought. Once kindled, it’s hard to put out. It makes wise people into fools.” – Cinda Williams Chima

419. “Let my body dwell in poverty, and my hands be as the hands of the toiler; but let my soul be as a temple of remembrance where the treasures of knowledge enter and the inner sanctuary is hope.” – George Eliot

420. “The rest is just wishes and hope, the most fragile of things.” – Sabaa Tahir

421. “The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.” – Debasish Mridha

422. “Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.” – A.W. Tozer

423. “I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

424. “Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.” – Shannon L. Alder

425. “I’ll make a swing so I can reach the places I can’t reach yet.” – Nina LaCour

426. “I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” – Eleventh Doctor

427. “Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’ Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.” – Vincent van Gogh

428. “Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.” – Norman Vincent Peale

429. “Because hope comes from in you, and wishes are just magic.” – Laini Taylor

430. “Is there a chance? A fragment of light at the end of the tunnel? A reason to fight? Is there a chance you may change your mind? Or are we ashes and wine?” – Fine Frenzy

431. “I thought: hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.” – Lu Hsun

432. “Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” – John Henry Jowett

433. “Maybe love was meant to save us from ourselves.” – Robert M. Drake

434. “She wildly burned for the one she loved and he stood there watching, hoping he too would catch a blaze from the violence stirring in her heart.” – Robert M. Drake

435. “Dead my old fine hopes And dry my dreaming but still… Iris, blue each spring.” – Shushiki

436. “she was completely whole and yet never fully complete.” – Maquita Donyel Irvin

437. “Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget.” – Jennifer Elisabeth

438. “You spend your whole life looking for answers because you think the next answer will solve all your problems: make you a little less miserable, because when you run out of questions you don’t just run out of answers… you run out hope.” – house

439. “But she loves me. Me. Just the way I am.” – P.C. Cast

440. “A thousand desperate wishes have been spoken on these shores, and in the end they were all the same: Make me someone new.” – Leigh Bardugo

441. “She had more of me then I had of myself. We were both wild birds chasing the stars. We’d lose our way and find new places, close our eyes and fall back towards a constellation of dreams. We wrapped ourselves in a blanket of passion and each night we fell deeper without control, into this strange space called love.” – Robert M. Drake

442. “You can break a man with hope.” – Kate Morgenroth

443. “Hope and Memory have one daughter and her name is Art, and she has built her dwelling far from the desperate field where men hang out their garments upon forked boughs to be banners of battle. O beloved daughter of Hope and Memory, be with me for a while.” – William Butler Yeats

444. “I could recognise his soul in mine as much as he could find me in his. Our sole existences seemed to have been for this very moment when nothing else mattered.” – X. Williamson

445. “Look,” he said, “the point is there’s no way to be a hundred percent sure about anyone or anything. So you’re left with a choice. Either hope for the best, or just expect the worst.” If you expect the worst, you’re never disappointed,” I pointed out. Yeah, but who lives like that?” – Sarah Dessen

446. “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” – Anonymous

447. “The times are chaotic. For me, I would hope that people look at [Angel] and gain strength by it. With everything that I do, I hope that they see people struggling to live decent, moral lives in a completely chaotic world. They see how hard it is, how often they fail, and how they get up and keep trying. That, to me, is the most important message I’m ever going to tell.” – Joss Whedon

448. “But hope rises like water trapped by a dam, higher and higher, in increments that mean nothing until you face the flood.” – Leigh Bardugo

449. “I embraced a cloud, but when I soared it rained.” – Frank O’Hara

450. “A weak but steady throb lay beneath Kev’s searching fingertips. Win’s heartbeat… the pulse that sustained his universe.” – Lisa Kleypas

451. “My pride shut me up, my hurt shut me down, and together they ganged up on my hope and let her get away.” – David Levithan

452. “How fortunate we were who still had hope I did not then realise; I could not know how soon the time would come when we should have no more hope, and yet be unable to die.” – Vera Brittain

453. “that there are many things that we cant understand. the past. the bad things that happened… and we become afraid. of what might happen in the future. its okay to be afraid. but we have to keep hoping and believeing… to keep hoping and trying our best to be good and do good. even when we’re afraid.” – Nafisa Haji

454. “I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.” – Michael Collins

455. “I need you because I know I deserve you but let me fall in love with you one last time before I let go. So I can remember the beautiful imperfection that rattled my bones.” – Robert M. Drake

456. “It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.” – Sanhita Baruah

457. “It was time to let go of the mad desire to remember. It was time to start living whatever life would come. In the present, not the past.” – Adi Alsaid

458. “Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.” – Aaron Lauritsen

459. “God whispered, “You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn’t you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.” – Shannon L. Alder

460. “There is always a part of my mind that is preparing for the worst, and another part of my mind that believes if I prepare enough for it, the worst won’t happen.” – Kay Redfield Jamison

461. “A person can do incredible things if he or she has enough hope.” – shannon k. butcher

462. “Jayden laughed grimly. ‘Press the attack and hope for the best.’ ‘Hope is not a strategy,’ said Kira ‘It’s not plan A,’ said Jayden, ‘and it shouldn’t be plan B, but it is every plan C that has ever been made.” – Dan Wells

463. “Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” – Ralph Blum

464. “My grandpa had a saying before he died: You can hope in one hand, shit in the other, and see which is filled first.” – Chris Colfer

465. “When by my solitary hearth I sit, When no fair dreams before my “mind’s eye” flit, And the bare heath of life presents no bloom; Sweet Hope, ethereal balm upon me shed, And wave thy silver pinions o’er my head.” – John Keats

466. “Right now, we’re living in an ugly chapter of our lives, but books always get better!” – Chris Colfer

467. “Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.” – Jane Austen

468. “Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

469. “The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.” – Alain de Botton

470. “Don’t die on me,” she ordered. “You are not dying on me.” “Yes, ma’am.” He felt light-headed, but she was about the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen. Her hair was smoldering. Her face was smudged with soot. She had a cut on her arm, her dress was torn, and she was missing a boot. Beautiful.” – Rick Riordan

471. “We look into each other’s eyes as we shake. His are still full of death and horror, but in them I see my face reflected, and inside my tiny eyes inside his, I think I see some hope.” – Ned Vizzini

472. “It does not count if you believe in yourself when it’s easy to believe in yourself. It does not count if you believe the world can be a better place when the future looks bright. It does not count if you think you’re going to make it when the finish line is right in front of you. It counts when it’s hard to believe in yourself, when it looks like the world’s going to end and you’ve still got a long way to go. That’s when it counts. That’s when it matters the most.” – pleasefindthis

473. “If the whole world is evil, then the tragedy that befell you is justified,” she went on. “That would make it easier for you to accept the deaths of your wife and daughters. But if good people do exist, then, however much you deny it, your life will be unbearable; because fate set a trap for you, and you know you didn’t deserve it. It isn’t the light you want to recover, it’s the certainty that there is only darkness.” – Paulo Coelho

474. “Everybody’s damaged. It’s just a question of how badly, and whether you’re healing or still bleeding.” – Angela N. Blount

475. “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.” – Anonymous

476. “There had to be dark and muddy waters so that the sun could have something to background it’s flashing glory.” – Betty Smith

477. “Be Sure To Notice When You’re Happy.” – Brenda Farrar-Ejemai

478. “When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

479. “Some day soon,” Lance said, “you’ll walk out of here and have to decide how you’re going to live the rest of your lives. Will you be defined by what other people see, or by the essence of your soul?” – Andrew Davidson

480. “There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” – Octavia E. Butler

481. “If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.” – thomas fuller

482. “The problem with hope, Anne finds through the years, is that it gets your hopes up. But hopelessness is worse.” – Kelly Braffet

483. “There was something better in life than this rub­bish, if only he could get to it—love—nobility—big spaces where passion clasped peace, spaces no science could reach, but they existed for ever, full of woods some of them, and arched with majestic sky and a friend.” – E.M. Forster

484. “Your hope is the most beautiful and the saddest in the world.” – Naomi Benaron

485. “Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand – that and such hope as I bring.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

486. “The way to screw up somebody’s life is to give them what they want.” – Patrick Swayze

487. “I have come,” said a deep voice behind them. They turned and saw the Lion himself, so bright and real and strong that everything else began at once to look pale and shadowy compared with him.” – C.S. Lewis

488. “Carry the fire.” – Cormac McCarthy

489. “Aura, I’m really patient, but I’m not a bloody saint.” – Jeri Smith-Ready

490. “[Iris] squeezed his hand. “Don’t lose hope, Frank. Rainbows always stand for hope.” – Rick Riordan

491. “I always thought old age would be a writer’s best chance. Whenever I read the late work of Goethe or W. B. Yeats I had the impertinence to identify with it. Now, my memory’s gone, all the old fluency’s disappeared. I don’t write a single sentence without saying to myself, ‘It’s a lie!’ So I know I was right. It’s the best chance I’ve ever had.” – Samuel Beckett

492. “Only those who still have hope can benefit from tears.” – Nathanael West

493. “In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clinched fist none.” – Victor Hugo

494. “I remember being scared that something must, surely, go wrong, if we were this happy, her and me, in the early days, when our love was settling into the shape of our lives like cake mixture reaching the corners of the tin as it swells and bakes.” – Max Porter

495. “That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commenced with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.” – Albert Pike

496. “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.” – Bram Stoker

497. “I am not a day dreamer, I am a believer, that after every painful love I have gone through, it is just an experience to crack open the deepest parts of my core and allow to me to delve into a passion so rare, that I will find a love that was almost, never meant to be.” – Nikki Rowe

498. “Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well.” – The Shawshank Redemption

499. “That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.” – Ali Smith

500. “[Y]ou may live in the world as it is, but you can still work to create the world as it should be.” – Michelle Obama