The hope quote above by President Barack Obama is one of his many interesting quotes. Before I share with you some other easy-to-understand hope quotes and sayings, let us understand what is hope?
Well, they say hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. It is the belief that a positive outcome lies ahead. It is a way of thinking, feeling and acting that may help you find ways to live with difficult situations.
So, let’s check out some of these popular hope quotes and sayings:
“Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
“When the world says, “Give up,”Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”- Author Unknown
“Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.” – George Weinberg
“Hope ends when you stop believing.” – Anonymous
“While there is life, there is hope” – Cicero
“Hope is the poor man’s bread.” – Gary Herbert
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” – George Iles
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible – Anonymous
“A leader is a dealer in hope.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle
Some people feel that hope and denial are the same thing; that to be hopeful, you have to pretend things are going well when they really aren’t. “False hope” is hoping for something that is extremely unlikely or unrealistic.
Experts who have studied hope, claim that while hope may help ease you of overwhelming doubts and fears, but it is not denial. Hope is being honest with yourself about your situation in life while still looking forward to possible positive outcomes in your future.
Hope is a desire for something to happen, while expecting or being confident that it will come true. Hope also implies a certain amount of perseverance, believing that something is possible even when there is some evidence to the contrary.
So, I hope every hope quote above will keep your hope burning like a little lighted candle glowing in the deepest darkness.
Personally I find the book “The Power of Hope: Overcoming Your Most Daunting Life Difficulties No Matter What” by Anthony Scioli is powerful and enlightening.
It is a good guide for anyone who needs HOPE when one needs it to keep on living their lives in the face of adversities; for instance to overcome the anguish of losing loved ones, going through terminal illness, and the inevitable fear that one has to deal with it throughout one’s life.