101 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Going During the Lockdown

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Hope is one of the most powerful things in the world. Especially in difficult times. Today the world is facing the crisis of coronavirus pandemic and it has changed life for millions of people. In times like these, hope is the only thing that drives you forward and is a powerful source of reassurance. Many are locked at home and many others are working to help and prevent the virus. Everyone needs to be reassured and should be given hope that “we shall overcome this”.

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Here are some quotes to help you spark hope in you.

  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” –Mother Teresa
  • “When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you’ll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.” – Mariah Carey
  • “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
  • “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
  • “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank
  • It is because of hope that you suffer. It is through hope that you’ll change things. Maxime Lagacé
  • “To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful ‘magic skills’ that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford
  • “Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” –Barbara Kingsolver, Novelist
  • “Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” – Laini Taylor
  • “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” –Vince Lombardi
  • “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
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  • Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. –Aristotle
  • “A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up your faith and that of others, and it promotes change.” – Jan Dargatz
  • Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. –Tupac
  • However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope. –Stephen Hawking
  • Where there is no vision, there is no hope. –George Washington Carver
  • In all things it is better to hope than to despair. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. –J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Hope begins in the dark. The stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” – Anne Lamott
  • “Nothing can be accomplished without the hope of accomplishment.“ – Jennifer Arnold,
  • “Hope is the one thing that sometimes keeps us going.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • “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
  • Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. Vaclav Havel
  • I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. Dalai Lama
  • Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. –Elie Wiesel
  • 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
  • I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing. –T.S. Eliot
  • Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. –Victor Hugo
  • “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” –Martin Luther
  • I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. –Benjamin Disraeli
  • Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another. –Elie Wiese
  • Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest. –Alexander Pope
  • Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future. –Robert H. Schuller
  • Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. –Epicurus
  • A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope. –Charles M. Schulz
  • What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God. –Rick Warren
  • 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 a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. –Vaclav Havel
  • Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone. –Martha Beck
  • Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. –Mason Cooley
  • Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. –Jonas Salk
  • Hope is patience with the lamp lit. –Tertullian
  • I place no hope in my strength, nor in my works: but all my confidence is in God my protector, who never abandons those who have put all their hope and thought in him. –Francois Rabelais
  • With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, ‘Studs, you’re an optimist.’ I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what’s the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven. –Studs Terkel
  • The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint. –Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • At the end of the day, all you can hope for is to go on. The older I get, the more I realize that just keeping on keeping on is what life’s all about. –Janis Ian
  • All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. –Winston Churchill
  • Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ Alfred –Lord Tennyson
  • To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. –Wendell Berry
  • The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. –Edgar Allan Poe
  • Man’s only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. –John Ruskin
  • Once you hope, anything’s possible. –Christopher Reeve
  • May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. –Nelson Mandela
  • If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. –Henry David Thoreau
  • Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. –Desmond Tutu
  • The darkest hours are just before dawn. –English proverb
  • Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment. –Martin Luther King Jr
  • If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. –George Weinberg
  • Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. –Dale Carnegie
  • Hope is but the dream of those who wake. –Matthew Prior
  • Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die. –Andy Dufresne (Shawshank Redemption)
  • Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. –G.K. Chesterton
  • In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. –Barack Obama
  • I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. –Dalai Lama
  • I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. –Benjamin Disraeli
  • Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. –Louisa May Alcott
  • Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. –Shigenori Kameoka
  • Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. –Hafiz of Persia
  • Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day. –E.B. White
  • All human eyes have longing in them. –Ernesto Cardenal
  • Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone. –Shah Rukh Khan
  • There is nothing like a dream to create the future. –Victor Hugo
  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. –Confucius
  • Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. –Helen Keller
  • You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. –Mahatma Gandhi
  • I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. –Nelson Mandela
  • You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. –Maya Angelou
  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. –Norman Vincent Peale
  • Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle
  • Hope is the poor man’s bread. –Gary Herbert
  • Hope is a waking dream. –Aristotle
  • To live without hope is to cease to live. –Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. –Chris Gardner (Will Smith in the movie The Pursuit Of Happyness)
  • Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. –Steve Jobs
  • There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength”. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. –Dalai Lama
  • When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. –Theodore Roosevelt
  • Hope is passion for what is possible. –Søren Kierkegaard
  • Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​. –Rebecca Solnit
  • Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living beings. –Edward Ame
  • Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning. –Barbara Kingsolver
  • Hope is a double-edged sword. Use it and you’ll suffer until you reach your goal. Don’t use it you’ll fall into despair. –Maxime Lagacé
  • 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
  • Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate. –G.K. Chesterton
  • Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion. –Thomas Fuller
  • Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed. –Michael Jackson
  • The miserable have no other medicine, but only hope. –William Shakespeare
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. –Albert Einstein

Stay at home and don’t forget about sanitization. Also, there is no need to worry or panic about the present situation. Be strong and of good courage and always hope for the best.

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