29 Quotes About Losing Hope That Will Help Restore Your Faith

I don’t often feel hopeless, and I’m sure that’s not a feeling many are familiar with. However, sometimes, we simply can’t escape it. At times, everything seems so bleak, dark, and negative that I’m not sure what to do about it.

Hopelessness often follows depression — that feeling of emptiness inside of you that keeps you from moving forward is quite difficult to battle. What’s more, we often don’t even know how to start fixing the problem or how to approach it.

That’s when I turn to quotes about losing hope and how to battle it. They assure me and give me much-needed strength to keep going. Here are the best ones that motivate me and restore my faith.

29 Best Quotes About Losing Hope

Quotes About Losing Hope by Iconic People

#1. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope; you will fill yourself with hope.” — Barack Obama

#2. “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

#3. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou

#4. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

#5. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” — Albert Einstein

#6. “You may not always have a comfortable life, and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” — Michelle Obama

#7. “The phoenix hope can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune’s spite, revive from ashes and rise.” — Miguel de Cervantes

Quotes About Losing Hope to Assure You That Hope Is Never Really Lost

#8. “Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever.” ― Lao Tzu

#9. “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.” ― Pittacus Lore

#10. “I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy — only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope too can be given to one only by other human beings.” ― Elie Wiesel

#11. “Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does, it can be lost so easily.” ― Lemony Snicket

#12. “Where no hope is left, is left no fear.” — John Milton

#13. “Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us that while we are traveling through life, it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey’s end.” — François de La Rochefoucauld

#14. “Hope is the most sensitive part of a poor wretch’s soul; whoever raises it only to torment him is behaving like the executioners in Hell who, they say, incessantly renew old wounds and concentrate their attention on that area of it that is already lacerated.” — Marquis de Sade

#15. “Hope is a pleasant acquaintance but an unsafe friend.” — Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Quotes About Losing Hope for the Brokenhearted

#16. “When you have a dream and someone makes promises they keep breaking, it is hard to recover. You lose hope.” ― Yasmine El Rashidi

#17. “To live without hope is to cease to live.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

#18. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

#19. “Hope is not easily defined but impossible to embrace without faith. The more we search for meaning in what seems hopeless, we realize that our ‘hopelessness’ is a state of mind, not a reality.” — Carol Bright

#20. “Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” — Václav Havel

Quotes About Losing Hope to Help You See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

#21. “The dawn is brief, and the day full often belies its promise.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

#22. “You can’t just wait until the last minute before you start to think in a positive way in hope of helping yourself out of a negative situation. It would be like waiting until after you are severely dehydrated before you finally start to drink water.” — David A. Hunter

#23. “The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men who went about their business with a smile on their faces and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men — facing rough and smooth alike as it came.” — Charles Kingsley

#24. “Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.” — William Hazlitt

#25. “Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.” — Bruce Barton

#26. “Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.” — Mark Twain

#27. “The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.” — Samuel Johnson

#28. “Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.” — Vaclav Havel

#29. “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

To Conclude

Even when hope seems lost, maybe we should consider it simply misplaced. We can always hope because that’s a vital part of human nature. Therefore, when everything seems like it’s crumbling around you, find solace in these quotes and restore your faith.