Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” When I think of inspirational leaders, I can honestly say Napoleon was right. We admire people who plant the seeds of hope. We gladly follow the leader who is able to awaken a sense of expectation inside of us. And, whether we lead at home or at work, hope is an essential element of success.
Here are some of my favorite “hope” quotes.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. –Samuel Johnson
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made upon Lincoln. –Bruce Barton
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. –Thomas Aquinas
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. –Benjamin Disraeli
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything. -Thomas Carlyle
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate. –G.K. Chesterton
There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. –Bill Cosby
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. –Dalai Lama
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. –Bil Keane
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. -Stendhal
If you go out and make some things happen, you will fill the world with hope. –Barack Obama
There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. –J.R.R. Tolkien
It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. –Richard Evans
I still believe in a place called Hope, a place called America. –Bill Clinton