75 Top-Notch Quotes about Hope

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism.


"Faith is a path, not a destination."

Robert F. Logan, Jr. (born May 29, 1941) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television programs.


"What keeps you going isn't some fine destination, but just the road you're on, and the fact that you know how to drive."

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist, and poet.


"Our destiny changes with our thought, we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire."

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924) was an American writer associated with the New Thought Movement. He also held a degree in medicine, and was a successful hotel owner.


"He has no hope who never had a fear."

William Cowper (26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist.


"Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work."

Daniel Hudson Burnham (September 4, 1846 – June 1, 1912) was an American architect and urban planner.


"While there's life, there's hope."

Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC – December 7, 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and Roman constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.


"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described social ecologist. His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.


"The question was put to him, what hope is: and the answer was "The dream of a waking man"."

Diogenes of Sinope () was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, he was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey) in 412 or 404 BCE and died at Corinth in 323 BCE.


"If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".