National Hope Day is a day of awareness founded by the Child Help organisation, and falls on the first Wednesday in April of each year. The day is dedicated to helping provide support to children who are in situations where they are experiencing abuse and neglect. To draw attention to the campaign, we’ve put together 13 inspirational quotes about hope.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. —Helen Keller
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. —Christopher Reeve
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. —Martin Luther King Jr.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. —Orison Swett Marden
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us. —Samuel Smiles
Hope, like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray. —Oliver Goldsmith
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. —Emily Dickinson
Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. —George Weinberg
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. —Samuel Johnson
Hope is but the dream of those who wake. —Matthew Prior
The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. —Marion Zimmer Bradley
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. —Maya Angelou
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. —Abraham Lincoln