Inspirational Hope Quotes
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all and sweetest in the gale is heard.” — Emily Dickinson
“Lord, when all around me looks dark, remind me the bridge of hope will carry me over the present troubles, into the future You have promised. Amen.” — Prayer from the book Light For My Path
“The future is full of doubt, indeed, but fuller still of hope.” — John Lubbock
“Hope is good; it is better than despair, but it is a subtle illusion and is an unconscious compromise…” — Ernest Holmes
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” — Maya Angelou
“Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.”
“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” — Albert Einstein
“Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn’t come straight away there is still that chance all through your life that it will.” — Josh Hartnett
“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“…when hope dies in a leader, the game ends and the cause is defeated.” — Bill Hybels
“Continue to hope, for your good is right in front of you. Hope is the light which beckons a new day. Hold on to hope.”
Hope Quotes From Barack Obama
“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 abouthope.”
“Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom’s cause. Hope is what led me here today — with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be.”
“America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes. It is this hope that has sustained us through revolution and civil war, depression and world war, a struggle for civil and social rights and the brink of nuclear crises. And it is because our dreamers dreamed that we have emerged from each challenge more united, more prosperous, and more admired than before.”
“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.”
“While we breathe, we will hope.”
In ancient times, the mind was understood to be extremely difficult to control. It was said to be like the wind: you could never catch it, or hold it – it went where it wished and no human being could become its master. In other instances, it was said that the mind was like an elephant: extremely powerful but equally gentle and patient, able to do a lot of work for its master. However, when an elephant turns wild, its gentleness and patience completely disappear and it destroys and damages everything in its path. When the mind is under stress, it resembles a wild elephant; it has no control and cannot be controlled.
Taming the mind is regarded as a great art requiring time, attention, practice and, above all, a sincerity of heart where individuals truly want to change their way of thinking. To relax, to be positive, to be peaceful and kind all require a change in our thought patterns and this can only happen when we look deeply within. However hard they try, other people cannot change us; we must have personal realization and the desire to make changes through our own effort. Permanent and positive change cannot be imposed from outside; it is something that we choose.
Please learn the art of “changing” with the time; to be adjustable / flexible with any situation.
For example, if the management of our company (employer) changes, we have to adjust with the new management’s policies otherwise we will end up with living under tremendous stress / tension and probably (ayyo…) we will be thrown out !
Always be flexible in life to live a Happy Life!
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
–Leo F. Buscaglia