No matter who we are, life is rarely easy. It can be fun, exciting, and interesting, but most of the times it is challenging. Even though life does not come with an instructions’ manual we do have a superpower to help us in all the difficult moments. Our superpower is hope. Together with faith, hope shows us where we should be and how we can get there.
Check out these quotes to get a glimpse into the amazing power of hope and faith. Learn how to cultivate hope and faith in our own life.
1. On Hope and Faith
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ~ The Bible
Even though life throws at us many problems and misfortunes, we have love, faith, and hope to use as powerful, protective weapons. Without these, we would be always vulnerable and unable to live a life of meaning and purpose.
2. On Staying Hopeful
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming. ~ Pablo Neruda
No matter how many adversities life creates in our path, our hope can never be killed. It can shrink and diminish, but it can never disappear forever. From a small seed, hope blossoms into a beautiful and exquisite flower that gives color to our lives.
3. On the Secret of Achievements
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller
Faith can manifest in many ways, but one of its most powerful elements are optimism and confidence. Having faith in ourselves and in the goodness of the universe allows us to see life in an optimistic way and to act confidently in any circumstances.
4. On Light Vs. Darkness
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. ~ Desmond Tutu
Hope does not mean focusing on all the positive aspects of life and ignoring the negative ones. Hope is actually the belief that beyond all darkness, suffering, and failure lies a beautiful light that awaits us and that makes our journey worth it.
5. On Hope and Disappointment
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
After every bitter disappointment or failure, we find ourselves reluctant to think about the future. Nevertheless, we must accept that disappointments are transient, yet hope is the atmosphere of the soul, boundless and never-ending.
6. On Defeating Problems
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bernard Williams
Problems and failures can defeat us only when we let them, especially when we see them as more powerful than they actually are. We can escape this trap by choosing to hold on to hope and by accepting that every problem has a solution. If it doesn’t have one, then it is not our problem anymore.
7. On Hope and Dreams
Hope is a waking dream. ~ Aristotle
Without hope, we would never dare to dream and to think about the possibilities of the future as if they would be real. Hope lets us paint a bright image of the future that motivates us to seek success and achievement despite all odds.
8. On Potential
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen
Not only that we are not perfect, but life itself does not offer us perfect conditions or circumstances. In the face of this disheartening truth, we must remind ourselves that we will always have hope to comfort us and to give us strength.
9. On Following Your Bliss
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. ~ Joseph Campbell
Faith is irrational and contradictory, yet it has the miraculous power of taking us towards new, great things. Where there seems to be nothing, faith shows us opportunities and potential. Moreover, it gives us the energy and inner drive necessary to explore that potential.
10. On Lasting Hope
Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. ~ Stephen King
Hope is more powerful than we imagine because it is as permanent as life itself. Where there is life, there is hope. Like a glue that keeps everything together, hope unites our past, present, and future into a meaningful and beautiful story.
11. On Finding a Guiding Light
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. ~ Samuel Smiles
When our hope is strong, there are no obstacles or problems that can stop us from our way. There is no burden big enough that hope cannot carry. When we place hope as our guiding light, we became unstoppable in reaching our desired destination.
12. On Having Faith
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. ~ Saint Augustine
Many of the extraordinary things that people achieved in history can only be explained by the power of faith. Faith shows us things that do not exist and guides us in creating them. It is the intuition that we can be more and that we can achieve more.
13. On Possibilities
Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy. ~ Dwight L. Moody
Love and faith work together in wonderful ways, showing us the bright side of life and pushing us to remain optimistic in exploring the creative potential of our realities. With faith and love, the future promises us much more than the present.
14. On the Power of Faith
Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. ~ Joel Osteen
As some point, early in our lives, we realize that life is about competition, fight, and struggle. The winners are not those who have more physical strength or who are born in an advantageous position, but rather those who have a stronger faith to guide them.
15. On Believing in Yourself
Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don’t let anyone take it away from you, ever. ~ Holly Marie Combs
No matter what happens in life, how much we win or we lose, there is only one thing that nobody can take from us ever, which is our faith. By believing in ourselves we gain the confidence to fight all adversities and to follow our path even when it is covered by darkness.
16. On Doubts
Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith. ~ Paul Tillich
Faith is not something tangible or absolute that once we acquire we can hold on forever. Actually, faith is more like a wave that pushes us forward. Doubt does not contradict faith and it doesn’t negate it. It is an intrinsec part of our faith.
17. On Holding Faith in Your Heart
Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone. ~ Shah Rukh Khan
When nobody supports our dreams and visions, the only support we can find is in our own hearts. Whenever we carry hope in our hearts, we no longer feel alone because our hope is the sign that the divine love of the universe is with us.
18. On the Meaning of Life
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. ~ Emil Brunner
Hope does not only work as a driving force that makes us embrace the future with optimism, but it also gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Hope does not tell us the meaning of life, yet it suggests to us that life has a meaning.
19. On Intuition and Hope
I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am. ~ Albert Einstein
Faith and hope show us the map to places that our rational mind is not familiar with. They act as an intuitive, guiding power that does not know limits or fears. That is why it is essential to follow the call of our hearts, whenever we are in doubt.
20. On Leaps of Faith
Sometimes all you need is a big leap of faith. ~ Sean Bean
Life offers very few certainties for us to feel totally comfortable with our choices and decisions. When we feel plagued by doubt the only thing we can do is taking a big leap of faith and hope for the best. This is the key to all great achievements.
21. On Faith and Understanding
A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding. ~ Douglas MacArthur
Faith pushes us to be the best versions of ourselves and to explore the potential of our lives. At the same time, it inspires us to believe in a better world, where people can find understanding and harmony. Without the faith in something better, we would never act.
22. On Courage and Faith
A man of courage is also full of faith. ~ Cicero
One of the best things about faith is that it is capable of suppressing all our rational and irrational fears and give us a good boost of courage and energy. Having courage is often the same as having faith, yet we don’t always realize the potential of this truth.
23. On Fighting with Faith
We are twice armed if we fight with faith. ~ Plato
In dealing with life’s unpredictability and uncertainties, faith is like an extra layer of strength that makes us capable of handling anything that comes our way. Faith is the best weapon when life tries to crush us under its heavy weight.
24. On Questions and Answers
Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions. ~ Joel Osteen
Asking questions is one of the fundamental elements of human nature, yet not all our questions can easily find their answers. For every unanswered question, we have faith to comfort us by proving that we have only the answers that we need.
25. On Faith as an Active Force
Faith is not belief. Belief is passive. Faith is active. ~ Edith Hamilton
Faith and belief are different because belief is about thoughts while faith is about actions. Faith is an active force that demands us to do things and to express ourselves by working towards our dreams and desires. Faith is the engine of life.
26. On Lack of Faith
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self. ~ William James
Sometimes failure has nothing to do with us, but rather with the conditions of life itself. Other times, failure is just the result of our impossibility to believe in ourselves and in our potential. When we lack faith in ourselves, we sabotage our actions.
27. On Hope as Direction
As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. ~ Chinese Proverb
Hope is a force that extends over all the elements of life. It give us direction and purpose, and it fills us with energy and motivation. At the same time, hope shows us roads we might never have envisioned and helps us to follow them.
28. On Choosing to Hope
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~ Christopher Reeve
Nothing is impossible for someone who feels hope for the future. The impossible turns into possible, and the unreal turns into reality. Hope sees potential in everything and drives us towards progress. Without it, we would stagnate in a place of comformity.
29. On Hope as Universal Cure
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. ~ Abraham Cowley
We all encounter pain, failure, and misery in our lives, in one way or another. The only thing that can heal us when our image of reality becomes painful and dull is hope. Hope gives us wings when we are no longer able to walk.
30. On Hope as Companion
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. ~ George Weinberg
Hope is an element so connected with life, that it is impossible for hope to abandon us as long as we are alive. Even in the darkest times, hope still flickers. Whenever we become unable to feel the power of love, it is because we choose to ignore it.
31. On Creating the Future
Hope is sweet-minded and sweet-eyed. It draws pictures; it weaves fancies; it fills the future with delight. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
When we picture the future in our minds, we are always using hope to determine its image. Hope gives depth and color to our future, making us feel optimistic about all the amazing things that might be hidden in our path.