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Quotes About Hope That Might Just Change your Life

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Steven Aitchison
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I would like to share some quotes about hope that will really lift you somehow, or break that cycle of thinking where you can't see a way out.

There comes a time in our life when we just sit down and despair about life, either a specific part of life or all of it. We feel all is lost or you cannot see a way out of a specific situation.

Speaking as someone who has had more than their fair share of these despair moments I can tell you it's the little things that bring back hope. It could be a moment in a movie, or something a character says in a book , or a smile from a stranger, or a pet who seems to know what you're feeling and wants to be close to you.

I remember going through a particularly hard time in my business and I was really feeling like I was never going to make it. I sat down with my wife to watch a movie and there's a scene in the movie 'The perks of being a wallflower' when Charlie, one of the main characters, asks his English teacher:

"Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date?" After thinking about it and asking something his English teacher replies:

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

That one line just changed my whole perspective on my business. You see it's not just a quote about love, it's a deep quote about life and everything that encompasses: We accept what we think we deserve.

For you to see life differently in times of despair or trouble then a break in your cycle of thinking is what is needed and I hope these quotes about hope will be that break for you.

49 Quotes About Hope That Might Just Change Your Life

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“Deep in my heart I know I am a loner. I have tried to blend in with the world and be sociable, but the more people I meet the more disappointed I am, so I’ve learned to enjoy myself, my family and a few good friends.”

Steven Aitchison

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”

Margaret Mitchell

“It's amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”

John Guare

“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

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

Roy T. Bennett

“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
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“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

“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars”

Cecelia Ahern

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Mother Teresa

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

Tabitha Suzuma

“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”

Albert Camus

“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

“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
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“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

J.K. Rowling

“A caterpillar must endure a season of isolation before it turns into a butterfly. Embrace the time you have alone, it will only make you stronger.”

Steven Aitchison

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”

François de La Rochefoucauld

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Nelson Mandela

“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

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

Jim Henson

“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

“Hope is a force of nature. Don't let anyone tell you different.”

Jim Butcher

“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

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

Isaac Marion

“Never give up. It's like breathing—once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope. You can't do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don't ever, ever, ever give up.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Maya Angelou

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.”

Magic Johnson

“We must vote for hope, vote for life, vote for a brighter future for all of our loved ones.”

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

Samuel Smiles

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Desmond Tutu

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.”

Thomas Carlyle

“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

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

Alain de Botton

“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

“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

“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

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

Alfred Tennyson

“I inhale hope with every breath I take.”

Sharon Kay Penman

“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

“We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken.”

John Green

I hope you found these quotes about hope really useful and possibly even life changing for some of you. Never underestimate the power of a quote and how it can bring about a shift in your thinking.

If you have any quotes about hope that you would like to share please leave a comment down below.

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