"Hope isn't about wishing for things to happen; hope happens when there is a will and freedom of choice to act without prejudice."
"We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."
"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."
"To give hope to someone occurs when you teach them how to use the tools to do it for themselves."
"All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let's live with hope."
Henri J. Nouwen
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death.
Do not depend on the hope of results. You may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and even achieve no result at all, if not perhaps results opposite to what you expect. As you get used to this idea, you start more and more to concentrate not on the results, but on the value, the rightness, the truth of the work itself. You gradually struggle less and less for an idea and more and more for specific people. In the end, it is the reality of personal relationship that saves everything.
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 them.
Louisa May Alcott
Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Titus Maccius Plautus
In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments.
There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
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.
Hoping just doesn't get it done; taking positive and consistent action over time does.
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.
Marian Zimmer Bradley
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
When a person has true hope it means that they have taken a wish and turned it into a goal. And, from that goal, detailed action is taken that turns hope to reality.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger.
Sloan, Tina. Changing Shoes. Gotham Books, 2010, p. 142.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
Martin Luther King
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
Never lose hope no matter how long it takes! Believe in yourself even when you feel alone in your battles.
Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope
He who hopes to avoid all failure and misfortune is trying to live in a fairyland; the wise man realistically accepts failure as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them.
Wilferd Peterson, The Art of Living