Quotes on Hope

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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.

A leader is a dealer in hope. –Napoleon

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

The miserable hath no other medicine but only hope. -Shakespeare

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. –Bill Cosby

Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. –Walter Scott

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.

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.  –Francis Bacon

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. –Napoleon

He who has never hoped can never despair. –George Bernard Shaw

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. –Bil Keane

Hope is a waking dream. –Aristotle

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

Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery. –Bertrand Russell

Better hope deferred than none. –Samuel Beckett

Hope is the spur of life. –Edward Counsel

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

Hope is the beacon which points to prosperity. –Edward Counsel

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