Hope is the Thing With Petals: Quotable Hope
Quotes selected and digital images created by Alysa Cummings
Last Modified: November 8, 2004
Regardless of how hurt or wounded the individual may be, there exists a healthy part of the self straining to flower like a seed that takes root and naturally pushes through the earth toward sunlight.
- Marcia Hain
Every flower must grow through dirt.
Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
- Georgia O'Keeffe
Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success, for those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles.
- Sydney Bremer
Hope lifts our spirits like the sight of a lovely rose blooming above its thorns,
- Evelyn Locke Irvin
...if life is to be sustained, hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded,
- Erik H. Erikson
...So you plant your own garden and decorate
Your own soul, instead of waiting
For someone to bring you flowers...
- Veronica A. Shoffstall
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown
...the nature of hope is to imagine what has not yet come to pass, but still is possible. To use an expression from Martin Buber, - hope imagines the real,'
- Leslie Farber
I have a small grain of hope-
One small crystal that gleams
Clear colors out of transparency.
I need more...
- Denise Levertov
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
A great NOW will be a great WAS! A bad NOW will always be a bad WAS, and all you can hope for is a Great GONNA BE!
- Sid Caesar
We must become the change we want to see.
Hope/is the belief/that one hand/reaching to another/can eventually/touch the moon.
- Nicholas Mazza
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller
Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more;
- Swedish Proverb
Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.
- François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
- Sun Tzu
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
- Anne Lamott
He who limps is still walking.
- Stanislaw J. Lec
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
- Emil Brunner
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
- George Iles
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
- Author Unknown
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
- Author Unknown
Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.
- Author Unknown
Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well- lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.
- Francis Gray
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
- Orison S. Marden
Life is a stream/on which we strew/petal by petal the flower of our heart...
- Amy Lowell
Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
- Lin Yutang
An essential element of hope is the belief and conviction that one's story will be heard. Even if it is a story one does not want to tell.
- Ted Bowman
In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window.
- Barbara Kingsolver
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Ingersoll