Optimism is your faith that leads to success. Nothing can be achieved without optimism and though failure is almost unavoidable, optimism helps to persevere and builds character. Hope is also the key to a successful future. Quotes from some famous writers can inspire you to do great things in life.
The quote by William James, “Shrewd and cautious; hope and courage; these are the keys to conquer all”, inspired hope. James was an English philosopher and scientist, and he also had many books, including, Principles of Psychology, Treatise of Physical and Emotional Medicine, Treatise of Clinical Medicine, and A Manual of Practical Medicine. He also had many beautiful writings about hope, courage, and happiness. In one of his most famous quotes, James wrote, “Shrewd and cautious; hope and courage; these are the only keys to conquer all.” Hope and courage should be both practiced and are taken seriously.
Another great quote by Albert Einstein, “If you have not got a star, then you don’t have hope”, motivated hope. Albert Einstein was a renowned Physicist and astronomer, and his scientific ideas had tremendous influence on humanity. He is often quoted as saying, “I didn’t know anything else, but science gave me hope”. His theories and experiments are still being studied today. If you have any doubt at all, perhaps you need more examples to motivate you to keep going, this is one of the best quotes from Einstein, “To see a miracle is to believe it for yourself first.”
Sometimes the only hope you have for the future is to have faith in a process, a goal, or a person, and work towards it with all diligence and fearlessness. This is what Napoleon Hill called “the power of positive thinking” and this is what Thomas Edison called “innovation.” One way you can think of it as making a decision on a new course. When you make a decision to do something different, sometimes there is a sense of loss. You may have been planning for years, but sometimes there is only a short period of time during which you can truly change things.
When you are discouraged, and you don’t feel like you are moving in a progressive direction, this is usually when you start to lose hope. It’s when things happen to hit rock bottom that you give up and start to feel hopeless. What you need is to understand that there is a powerful force that will bring you through those dark times, and that you simply need to ride out whatever obstacles you face, and hope that things will improve.
The quote by Henry David Thoreau that reads, “With a difference, only great things happen; small things seem to happen only often, and I only hope that they will be long lasting.” This is one of the best quotes about hope I have ever heard. It reminds me to always have hope and don’t give up until you have reached your destination. It reminds me that it isn’t easy getting to where you want to go, and it’s a long road. But if you keep looking for that light at the end of the tunnel, eventually it will shine, and it will be worth all the hardships you have put in to get there.
Sometimes we are so caught up in wanting to avoid the pain or suffering that life brings us, that we fail to see what could be called a hope smile. Having hope, and optimism is important. But having hope in the face of adversity is also very important. People with chronic diseases, and people who are going through tremendous hardship today, need a little extra help to get through today, but if they had hope in their lives, and if they had some faith in the future, they would not only have the strength to persevere, but they would also have a greater understanding of what it means to have hope.
In my opinion the most famous quote about hope by a president, and a man who knew and lived under difficult circumstances, and faced tremendous obstacles, is from a speech that was given by Winston Churchill back in Churchill’s day, and it is “The Quotable of Winston Churchill,” which is a wonderful speech that contains powerful words of wisdom and inspiration. President Obama has a lot to learn from this great speech by Winston Churchill. I highly recommend that when you read President Obama’s recent book “The Future,” make sure that you also go back and read” Churchill’s Speech.” The quote from Churchill’s “The Quotable of Churchill” is often quoted when people ask President Obama how he feels about the world and the state of it. So, I ask that you go back and read that famous quote from Churchill.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
― Bill Keane
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
― John Lennon
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
― Langston Hughes
“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson
“If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is.”
― Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
― Tom Bodett
“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
” Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.”
― Alexandre Dumas
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― William Faulkner
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell
“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
― Alexander Pope
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”
― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger
“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”
― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love
“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.”
― John Guare, Landscape of the Body
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you’re going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.”
― C. JoyBell C.
“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff – I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be.”
― J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye