We live in uncertain times with regulations changing faster than us switching the channels on our TV. At times of uncertainty, we tend to question our future and what lies ahead while trying to keep a positive outlook without loosing too much hope.
If you found yourself struggling with mood swings and unexplained negativity, please know you are not alone.
Finding hope in times of uncertainty is a skill that needs daily polishing and reminders that there is a light at the end of the tunel.
If you came here looking for inspiration, or to share words to inspire others, we hope you will find both.
Here are some of our favorite quotes on hope!
Quotes on Hope
“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
“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
“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, Monsters Under Your Head
“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, The Fellowship of the Ring
“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“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
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
― Bill Keane
“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
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
“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
“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”
― John Guare
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama
“Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk
“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
“The hope you feel when you are in love is not necessarily for anything in particular. Love brings something inside you to life. Perhaps it is just the full dimensionality of your own capacity to feel that returns.” – Susan Griffin
“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
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” – Samuel Smiles
“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle
“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
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott
‘ I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again. ‘ – Anne Frank
‘Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.’ – Elie Wiesel
‘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
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
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King Jr
Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, Wait and Hope. – Alexandre Dumas
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
Whether you’ve seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise. — Martha Beck
We always kept in our hearts the most noble, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: Hope. — Manel Loureiro
Hope. It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat. — Tahereh Mafi
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
We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.”
— John Green