Words of Hope: 22 Beautiful Quotes

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Hope is defined as a verb: to desire with expectation of obtainment; to expect with confidence [1]. Some words that mean the same as hope are trust, expectation, longing, dream, optimism, and desire. Of course, the opposite of hope is despair [2]. Here are some things people are saying; some beautiful words of hope.

“He that lives in hope danceth without music.”  ~ George Herbert

Writers are writing about hope

Word of Hope

The best we can hope for in life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead.

“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

“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

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

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”  ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.”  ~ David Orr

 “Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.”  ~ Jessica Howell

“Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear”  ~ John Milton

Christians speak about hopefulness

“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”  ~ Billy Graham

“Other men see only a hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in an endless hope.”  ~ Gilbert M. Beeken

“You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.”  ~ Joel Osteen

“Let this one great, gracious, glorious fact lie in your spirit until it permeates all your thoughts and makes you rejoice even though you are without strength. Rejoice that the Lord Jesus has become your strength and your song – He has become your salvation. “ ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“Where others see but the dawn coming over the hill, I see the soul of God shouting for joy.”  ~ Williams Blake

“In today’s economy there is little to hope for the future, however, God is never caught off guard or by surprise. God knows the future.”  ~ Jack Wellman

“The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It’s enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrows currently assail us aren’t worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon.”  ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

“Thanks be to God, there is hope to-day; this very hour you can choose Him and serve Him.”  ~ D. L. Moody

“Truth offends everyone outside its definitions. But the irony of truth is that the greater its potential for offense, the greater its potential for giving hope.”  ~ David Jeremiah

Quotes from the Bible about hope

Hope is assurance

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. (Romans 8:24-25)

Hope looks forward

Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 23:18)

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. (Colossians 1:3-5)

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. (Hebrews 6:17-18)

Christ is our hope

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)


The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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