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110 Quotes about Hope + 10 Messages for More Faith

Are you looking for quotes about hope? Then you have come to the right place. Below are 110 quotes that will make you feel positive and expectant. You can also use them to instill a sense of new hope in your girl and guy friends, family and loved ones.

Always keep hope and don’t lose heart. Hoping for something always comes with the possibility of disappointment. When you have hope, you are full of anticipation and excitement, but on the other hand, also full of uncertainty.

What hope means, in what form does it occur, and what symbolism is it associated with? In addition to great sayings and quotes on the subject, you will find out everything you need to know about the concept of hope in this article.

We have compiled quotes from inspirational people and those of unknown origin, which are guaranteed to bring some new hope into your life.

Quotes about Hope for more Strength

Quotes about Hope for more Strength

We have put together a collection of uplifting sayings and motivational quotes on the topic of hope in 12 categories for you.

You can use them to create your favorite collection and write them down somewhere easily accessible, so when you feel down, you can read your sayings and let them instill new hope in you. Why not share them with others too?

Among other quotes, you will find short, confident and empowering sayings as well as statements about hope and dreams. Use this content to revive hope as a virtue. You can also choose a quote for a tattoo on hope or create a cute Instagram meme with your favorites.

Short Quotes about Hope

Short Quotes about Hope

The short quotes listed here are perfect for sharing on WhatsApp or Instagram. They are catchy, yet meaningful. Pick from this category if you want to convey a brief yet concise message on the subject of hope.

Because they are short and sweet, they are also ideally suited as an inspiring tattoo quote. Due to the short length of the sayings, you have a lot of placement options for your tattoo and can decide whether you want it to be visible or not.

Your Bestie or sister also wants to a get a tattoo on hope? Then this is the perfect opportunity to get a matching quote tattoo done.

  1. A good hope is half happiness.
    (From Asia)
  2. Hope comes from not having it.
  3. Hope is the only good thing that disillusion respects.
    (Luc de Clapiers, French philosopher, 1715-1747)
  4. Hope helps us to live.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
  5. A small spark can ignite large fires.
    A small glimmer of hope will inspire great hopes.
    (Adolf Faut, German philosopher, 1873-1942)
  6. Go your way with hope.
  7. If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
    (Saint Clement of Alexandria, Greek christ and philosopher, c. 150-215)
  8. Where there is life, there may also be hope.
    (Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright and theatre director, 1828-1906)
  9. He gains a great deal who loses a vain hope.
    (Italian Proverb)
  10. Hope dwells within people as the only comforting deity.
    (Theognis of Megara, Greek poet, 570-485 B.C.)

Quotes about Hope and Faith

Quotes about Hope and Faith

In this section, we are looking at quotes about hope and faith, two virtues we should never lose. After a disappointment such as a job loss, break up or the loss of a loved one, we often tend to have much less faith and hope in life than before.

But it is important to pick yourself up again and work on gaining new strength, hope and faith. This might be difficult, but it is necessary.

These quotes are ideal if you or someone you care about is currently going through a tough time and needs a little pick me up and a reminder that this too shall pass. Read through them for yourself, pick a favorite and have it framed for your desk as a positive daily reminder.

Framed quotes make for an ideal gift as well and are suitable for literally anyone. We have compiled ten quotes about hope and ten about faith for you to select from.

  1. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.
    (Epicurus of Samos, Greek philosopher, 341 B.C.-270 B.C.)
  2. I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
    (Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman, 1804-1881)
  3. To live without Hope is to cease to live.
    (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist, 1821-1881)
  4. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.
    (Emily Dickinson, American poet, 1830-1886)
  5. A leader is a dealer in hope.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte, French statesman, 1769-1821)
  6. There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
    (Orison Swett Marden, American writer, 1848-1924)
  7. Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
    (Pliny the Elder, Roman author, 23/24-79 AD)
  8. Hope is patience with a lamp lit.
    (Tertullian, Tunisian writer, 160-220)
  9. If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
    (Thomas Fuller, English historian, 1608-1661)
  10. Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
    (Robert Green Ingersoll, American lawyer and writer, 1833-1899)
  11. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
    (Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian, 1225-1274)
  12. We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
    (Plato, Greek philosopher, 427-347 B.C.)
  13. Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
    (Michelangelo, Italian sculptor, painter and poet, 1475-1564)
  14. A man of courage is also full of faith.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and statesman, 106-43 B.C.)
  15. If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
    (John Paul Jones, British freedom fighter, 1747-1792)
  16. The principle part of faith is patience.
    (George MacDonald, Scottish writer, 1824-1905)
  17. Faith is a passionate intuition.
    (William Wordsworth, English poet, 1770-1850)
  18. Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.
    (Novalis, German poet, 1772-1801)
  19. Reason is our soul’s left hand, faith her right.
    (John Donne, English writer and poet, 1572-1631)
  20. Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
    (Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian, 1225-1274)

Encouraging Bible Verses about Hope

Encouraging Bible Verses about Hope

The bible is full of encouraging verses about keeping hope, and the best example is that of Moses keeping his faith during 40 months in the desert, yet he never gave up hope or lost his faith.

Whether you are a Christian or an Atheist, you will find truly inspiring verses on the subject of hope in the bible. We saved you the work of looking for them and have picked 20 bible verses for you in this section.

You can always use them as daily motivation and write a motto in your diary every day in the form of a bible verse about hope. Share them with your Christian friends, or create a nice meme to post on Facebook or Instagram.

They also make for ideal verses for greeting or birthday cards, whether they are handmade and you put the verse on the outside of the card or you write the verse in the center of an already designed card.

  1. For know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    (Jeremiah 29:11)
  2. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
    (Romans 15:13)
  3. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
    (Hebrews 11:1)
  4. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
    (Romans 12:12)
  5. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
    (Proverbs 23:18)
  6. The lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
    (Psalm 147:11)
  7. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
    (Hebrews 10:23)
  8. But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
    (Psalms 9:18)
  9. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
    (Timothy 4:10)
  10. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
    (Isaiah 40:31)
  11. For in this hope we were saved. Now, hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    (Romans 8:24–25)
  12. Indeed there is hope for a tree. If it’s cut down and still sprouting and its shoots don’t fail, if its roots age in the ground and its stump dies in the dust, at the scent of water, it will bud and produce sprouts like a plant.
    (Job 14:7-9)
  13. Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable.
    (Hebrews 10:23)
  14. Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
    Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.
    (Psalm 42:11)
  15. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance character; and character, hope.
    (Romans 5:3-4)
  16. Be strong and take heart, all of you who hope in the Lord.
    (Psalm 31:24)
  17. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
    (Proverbs 13:12)
  18. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
    (Romans 5:5)
  19. Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
    (Proverbs 24:14)
  20. I pray that the eyes of the heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.
    (Ephesians 1:18)

Quotes about Hope for More Strength

Quotes about Hope for More Strength

This category holds confident sayings about hope for you. It’s about facing life’s challenges with a positive mindset and practicing optimism. Use one of these sayings when you want to give away confidence and convey a sense of strength.

You can also have one printed on a cup or T-Shirt, for a daily boost of strength and confidence. Those make for cute and unique birthday gifts too, by the way. Just pick your favorite and get creative.

  1. Hope is a loan made to happiness.
    (Joseph Joubert, french moralist, 1754-1824)
  2. You lose many things in life,
    But never lose hope,
    For without hope you lose your life.
  3. Hope clouds judgment, but it strengthens endurance.
    (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, 1803-1873)
  4. Hope makes even the most miserable life worth living.
    (Sully Prudhomme, French writer, 1839-1907)
  5. Honesty about the past inspires hope for the future.
    (Carl Van Doren, U.S. critic and biographer, 1885-1950)

Here you will find more quotes about confidence.

Hope Quotes to Think about

Hope Quotes to Think about

Below you will find quotes about hope that are meant to make you think. The sayings in this category have ambiguous layers and are more complex, and reveal more about the concept of hope itself. Send these quotes to illuminate hope as an ambivalent construct.

Alternatively, they make for a pretty intriguing tattoo, that also gets others thinking. You can of course post them on social media as well, to get your friends and followers pondering, too. Here are our top 10 sayings, that will really make you think.

  1. Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
    (Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, 1561-1626)
  2. Nothing is improbable; nothing without hope entirely.
    For men.
    (Archilochos, Greek poet, 680-645 B.C.)
  3. Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
    (Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist, 1795-1881)
  4. Without cash, what is left for the fool to hope? — Hope, oh, as much as he wants.
    (George Gordon Byron, British poet, 1788-1824)
  5. He who lives on hope dies of disappointment.
    (From Spain)
  6. Man’s best friends are hope and regret! The youth has hope, the age memory and regret.
    (Arthur Maria Freiherr von Lüttwitz, Prussian lieutenant general, 1865-1928)
  7. Hope is the poor man’s bread.
    (Thales of Miletus, Greek philosopher, 624-547 B.C.)
  8. Never exchange certainty for hope.
    (From India)
  9. Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
    (Thales of Miletus)
  10. The little word “perhaps” is the calling card of hope.

Beautiful Quotes on Hope and Peace

Beautiful Quotes on Hope and Peace

You will find especially beautiful sayings about hope in this category. Here we talk about the security that hope can give, the peace that humanity hopes for, and the transience of hope if it is not nurtured. They are not only beautiful, but also quite inspiring.

Share these hope instilling quotes with your Mom, Bestie and anyone else you want to surprise with a beautiful saying. You could have the saying of your choice printed on special paper, add a flower or other decorative ornaments, frame it and hang it up on your wall.

We hope you enjoy these sayings on the subject of hope and peace, and they animate you to keep striving for peace and unity in this world.

  1. The pillar of the world is hope.
    (From the Bantu)
  2. Hope, the eagle that stormed the heavens.
    (Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, 1809-1849)
  3. Sunshine and hope gladly accompany each other.
    (Friedrich Schiller, German dramatist, 1759-1805)
  4. Despair deceives more often than hope.
    (Eastern wisdom)
  5. Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
    (Pliny the Elder, Roman author, 23/24-79 AD)
  6. Every hope is actually a good deed.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
  7. Man is created for the hope of immortality.
    (Johann Gottfried von Herder, German philosopher, 1744-1803)
  8. It is a commandment of right reason to seek peace as soon as a hope of same appears.
    (Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher, 1588-1679)
  9. Hope is the most useful and most pernicious of all goods.
    (Luc de Clapiers, French philosopher, 1715-1747)
  10. I share the hope and desire for lasting peace, but I do not share the expressed confidence.
    (Helmuth von Moltke, Prussian field marshal, 1800-1891)

Quotes about Hope, Wishes and Dreams

Quotes about Hope, Wishes and Dreams

In this category you will find hopeful sayings about life, wishes and dreams. It is about the power of hope and the way it turns your dreams into wishes that you try to turn into reality. Dreams do come true, it might just take a little longer.

Those are great for encouraging your colleagues in the morning to remind them, that we are not stuck, and with enough hope and faith are able to fulfill our dreams. As long as we hope, there is still an opportunity for achieving what we really want in life.

  1. The essence of life is wish and hope.
    (Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel the Elder, German satirical, 1741-1796)
  2. Hope elates thoughts, love elates hope.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, 1749-1832)
  3. Higher than all birds fly, wish and hope.
    (From Java)
  4. The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
    (Samuel Johnson, English poet, 1709-1784)
  5. Hope is a risk that must be run.
    (Georges Bernanons, French writer, 1888-1948)
  6. Hope is desire and expectation rolled into one.
    (Ambrose Bierce, American short story writer, 1842-1914)
  7. Hope is a waking dream.
    (Aristotle, Greek philosopher, 384-322 B.C.)
  8. The wish is the father of hope.
    (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Moravian-Austrian writer, 1830-1916)

Encouraging Quotes about Hope

Encouraging Quotes about Hope

If you want to instill new courage and hope in your loved ones, use one of the sayings from this category. This chapter deals with the overcoming of hard times, which it sometimes unfortunately takes to become a hopeful person. These quotes will bring new motivation and remind you of your abilities.

You can also share them with a person who needs a little encouragement and is currently going through a rough patch, wanting to give up hope. Sometimes a nice little saying is all we need to encourage us to overcome and be strong.

You could also send them a gift, like a delightful plant for example, and write your quote outside on the pot or have stickers made and stick your quote on the flower pot.

  1. When you lose hope, don’t lose courage.
    Hope often deceives us, whilst courage is the breath of strength.
    (Friedrich Wilhelm Gubitz, German writer, 1786-1870)
  2. Hope does not die last, hope never dies!
  3. He who overcomes, wins! We must strive to give the children only the material that they can overcome. We must give them courage, that is the most important point in education. A child who loses hope is the most dangerous. There are many difficult situations in a child’s life, but it must never lose hope.
    (Alfred Adler, Austrian doctor, 1870-1937)
  4. Hope and courage are two bright diamonds in the crown of success.
    (From India)
  5. But to have the courage to hope and not to be content with cheap pessimism is also to be considered an achievement.
    (Jochen Klepper, German journalist and writer, 1903-1942)
  6. Keep up hope: hope alone does not desert man, not even in death.
    (Disticha Catonis)
  7. Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte, French statesman, 1769-1821)
  8. I hold out hope that someone will hold me even when I no longer have a foothold. I hold the hope that I am held.

Quotes about Hope and Love

Quotes about Hope and Love

This category contains sayings about the connection between love and hope. Especially when it comes to love, it can happen that one’s hopes are easily disappointed.

However, a hopeful outlook can also be rewarding and is necessary to live a happy life. In matters of love, hope is an integral part and part of the path to success.

Studies have shown, that hope plays a particularly important role when it comes to conflict situations in a relationship. We are able to accommodate our partner better, even though they are not behaving like their normal self at that moment in time.

A hopeful outlook facilitates better communication between couples, which is essential when couples face challenges.

  1. Hope it is that nourishes love.
    (Publius Ovidius Naso, Ancient Roman poet, 43 B.C-17 A.D.)
  2. But by my love and hope I beseech you: do not throw away the hero in your soul! Hold holy your highest hope!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, 1844-1900)
  3. Hope is a refreshment for even the most sore of hearts.
    (Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis, Swiss poet, 1762-1834)
  4. Hope for pleasure is almost as enjoyable as the pleasure itself.
    (William Shakespeare, English playwright, 1564-1616)
  5. Love and hope give us the strength to live.
  6. In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.
    (From England)
  7. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    (Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 365 B.C.-290 B.C.)
  8. He alone knows what love is who loves without hope.
    (Friedrich Schiller, German dramatist, 1759-1805)
  9. A friend is the hope of the heart.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher, 1803-1882)
  10. I soothe my heart, fluttering it with sweet hope: Narrow is life indeed, but hope is wide
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  11. Let your love to life be love to your highest hope; and let your highest hope be the highest thought of life!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Hopeful Sayings and Messages

Hopeful Sayings and Messages

You will find more beautiful and wise quotes about hope in this chapter. They will give you strength and focus on the subject of health in particular. Choose from one of the quotes to give yourself or someone close to you new confidence.

The sun doesn’t always shine, so if you are down or currently unwell, these sayings are there to encourage you to remain hopeful, no matter what.

If a friend, relative or loved one is sick, you can use these quotes and write them in a greeting card, or have a little card containing the quote attached to a bunch of flowers, for example.

Here you will find more wise quotes.

Empowering Sayings about Hope

Empowering Sayings about Hope

Keeping up hope and faith every single day is hard, if not impossible. We all have our moments, and encounter situations in life where we face hardship, heartbreak, or duress. If this is you, or someone you know, this chapter is here to encourage and empower you.

The sayings and quotes listed here are about the patience it takes not to give up hope. Use them to ingrain new strength in someone else or to recharge your own batteries. You can write them down in your diary as a daily reminder, or send them to others who could do with a little encouragement.

  1. Patience is related to hope by blood.
    (Lope de Vega, Spanish poet, 1562-1635)
  2. Let us not forget the fear of God in joy, and never give up hope in sorrow.
    (Gregory of Nazianzus, Roman theologian, c. 330-389)
  3. While there’s life there’s hope, and only the dead have none.
    (Theocritus, Greek poet, 300-260 B.C.)
  4. Build hope through prayer and diligence, cultivate patience, and you will be greatly rewarded.
    (German proverb)
  5. Patience is the art of hoping.
    (Luc de Clapiers, French philosopher, 1715-1747)
  6. The soul governs the body; the wounded man, into whose harm one pours some consolation, the sick man, to whom one shows hope, is ready for recovery; his blood circulates better, his juices purify, his nerves revive, sleep comes again, and the body regains its old strength.
    (Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat, 1754-1838)
  7. What an anchor hope is!
    (Sully Prudhomme, French writer, 1839-1907)
  8. Hope will never fail you.
    (From Africa)
  9. If you have a wounded heart, touch it as little as you would an injured eye. There are only two remedies for the suffering of the soul: hope and patience.
    (Pythagoras, Greek philosopher, 570-510 B.C.)

Messages about Hope and Health

Messages about Hope and Health

In this chapter, you will find quotes to help you get through difficult times. It is about sickness and health and the need to maintain hope even in times of crisis and to gain new courage to tackle the challenges of daily life.

We have collected our 9 favorite sayings on the subject from inspirational people, proverbs, and quotes of unknown origin for you to choose from.

Use these sayings to give positive encouragement to sick friends and to offer your support on their path to healing.

You could give them a cuddly toy with a “Get well soon” card and write your message inside, or have one of the quotes printed out in a nice font and frame it for them to put it on their nightstand as a positive reminder in the mornings or whenever they look at it.

  1. Every disease shows itself and sends warning signals. Their indicators are: Unpleasantness, discomfort, loss of strength and pain. But the forthcoming health also sends signals: hope and zest for action.
    (Carl Ludwig Schleich, German writer, 1859-1922)
  2. In dark times, the only light is hope.
  3. When the sun rises: hope; when it sets: peace.
    (Latin Proverb)
  4. For people who can think, the highest and purest joy is the permanently healthy condition of the body and the reliable hope concerning it.
    (Epicurus of Samos, Greek philosopher, 341 B.C.-270 B.C.)
  5. Hope and fear are inseparable; and there is no fear without hope, or hope without fear.
    (François de La Rochefoucauld, French author, 1613-1680)
  6. He who is healthy has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
    (German proverb)
  7. The smallest hope is better than the worst fear.
    (Mark Twain, American writer, 1835-1910)
  8. The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope.
    (William Shakespeare, English playwright, 1564-1616)
  9. Hope is griefs best music.
    (German proverb)

Things to Know about Hope

Things to Know about Hope

In the below sections, you will find interesting information and facts about the concept of hope. How does one define hope, and what actually distinguishes it from confidence? What symbolism does hope have and what significance is attributed to it in the Christian faith?

Answers to these questions and more info on the subject of hope can be found here. If we have a better understanding of the concept of hope, it is easier to keep up hope. So let’s dive right in.

Definition and Delimitation

The term “hope” is generally understood as an expectation of a future event that is longed for without any given certainty of the desired outcome. People, objects, or activities that give rise to this belief are also referred to as “hope”.

The term originates from Middle High German. Synonymous terms are, trust, a way out, a chance and confidence.

The latter is often associated with the term hope. Although the level of meaning is somewhat similar, confidence differs from hope in that confidence basically assumes a positive outcome. With hope, however, there is no certainty about the outcome of events.

Hope is therefore more of a feeling or attitude. Confidence, on the other hand, corresponds to an expectation.



The light sign torch symbolically represents hope. Opened upwards, it stands for hope, whilst directed downwards it represents death and oblivion.

Besides the torch, the cornucopia, also referred to as “Horn of plenty”, also symbolizes hope. Whilst it primarily stands for earth and fertility, it also holds theological virtue.

The spiral is a symbol representing the life path of a human being. It represents birth until death and is also considered a symbol of hope.

Hope in Christianity

In Christianity, hope is considered one of the three virtues. In the New Testament, the concept of hope forms a common thread throughout, because along with faith and love, hope also holds an eternal value for Christians.

There are 19 so-called “Hoffnungskirchen” (Churches of Hope) in Germany, named after this very virtue.

Whereas for Catholics hope consists in having been saved by Jesus, in the Protestant Church it represents God Himself.

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