17 Great Literature Quotes About Hope

17 great quotes about Hope from books and poems.
[Collected by Regina Kenney]


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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner


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“Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Tennyson


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“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, The Alchemist


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“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes


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“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”
― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger


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“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers


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“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
” 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


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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda


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“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson


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“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”
― John Guare, Landscape of the Body


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“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams


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“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


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“Hope is a waking dream.”
― Aristotle


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“There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.”
― Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968


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“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


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“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
― Francis Bacon


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“When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”
― Seán O’Casey, Three More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, Red Roses For Me


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