“Hope” Quotes

To have Christian hope means to know about evil and yet to go to meet the future with confidence. The core of faith rests upon accepting being loved by God, and therefore to believe is to say yes, not only to him, but to creation, to creatures, above all, to men, to try to see the image of God in each person and thereby to become a lover. That’s not easy, but the basic yes, the conviction that God has created men, that he stands behind them, that they aren’t simply negative, gives love a reference point that enables it to ground hope on the basis of faith. – Pope Benedict XVI, Salt of the Earth

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. – Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings

Although I have lived through much darkness… I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal in the hearts of the young… Do not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; We are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His son. – St. John Paul the Great, World Youth Day, Toronto 2002

It is always Advent until our life’s end on the earth, always Christmas in the hiddenness of heaven… So let us hold on patiently in the darkness, in the blessed fullness of our Advent. – Hans Urs Von Balthasar, You Crown the Year with Your Goodness

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. – Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

So long as the dragon cannot wrest God from you, your deepest being remains unharmed, even in the midst of all the evils that threaten you. Our translation is thus correct to say: “Deliver us from evil,” with evil in the singular. Evils (plural) can be necessary for our purification, but evil (singular) destroys. This, then, is why we pray from the depths of our soul not to be robbed of our faith, which enables us to see God, which binds us with Christ. This is why we pray that, in our concern for goods, we may not lose the Good itself; that even faced with the loss of goods, we may not also lose the Good, which is God; that we ourselves may not be lost: Deliver us from evil! – Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth

Happiness can be found in the darkest places, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Dumbledore

Brothers and Sisters: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you. – St. Paul to the Philippians 4:6-9

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart. – Matthew 11:28-29

The Christian is certainly bound both by need and by duty to struggle with evil through many afflictions and to suffer death; but, as one who has been made a partner in the Paschal Mystery, and as one who has been configured to the death of Christ, he will go forward, strengthened by hope, to the resurrection. – Pope John Paul II, Memory and Identity