What does hope mean to you

Keeping hope: 8 tips & 55 sayings for more confidence

Hope gives strength and gives courage. She helps you through difficult times and lets you persevere. It is for this reason that it is important never to lose hope. We will help you with our tips to keep your hope and have nice sayings for you that give you and others confidence.


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Having hope means not losing faith and confidence. You can find out how to do this in our tips. You can also give yourself and others hope with our sayings and quotes. In addition, you will find some wisdom about hope in our proverbs and sayings.

The power of hope

The power of hope

Hope is not only beneficial for your soul, it can also be yours strengthen your immune system. She gives you Strength, courage and perseverance. In the same way, however, hopelessness can also weaken your will to live and deprive you of energy. That is why it is important to find a task even in the toughest times of your life, to experience happy moments every now and then and not to lose hope.

What hope actually is

The term hope comes from the Middle Low German “hopen” (hopping, jumping / fidgeting restlessly with expectation) and denotes one positive expectations towards the future. Hoping doesn't need to be certain that something good will happen. A person who hopes believes that everything has its purpose and that there is always the possibility that things will turn out for the better. Hope can be helpful and beautiful in the most diverse areas of life.

For example, hope can be kind of childlike anticipation occur when the positive expectation of a particular event grows. But hope can also confidence mean if the Believe in the good not dried up, although difficult times are lived through. Sometimes this positive view of life can also be called optimism are designated.

Hope must, however not a permanent state be. It can be broken through or accompanied by fear, doubt, and even hopelessness. Giving one another hope and confidence can help many people who find themselves in a seemingly hopeless situation or who are simply going through a difficult time.

Hope is one of the three virtues of Christianity: faith, love, hope.

Green as the color of hope

Green is the color of hopeful spring and nature

The color green represents hope. In other contexts it can also be used for life itself, for Nature, growth, fertility, Ecology or even in glaring form stand for poison or envy. Green arises from yellow and blue, so it forms the harmonious middle between a warm and a cold color. It unites opposites and has a calming effect.

Bluish green stands for good-naturedness, serenity, seclusion and relaxation. Yellowish green symbolizes the spring-like power of nature. Like young growing shoots, it gives new hope for a splendid flowering time or a rich harvest. It is the contrast to the frosty, lifeless winter that gives the fresh, lush green of spring its strength. Due to its natural symbolism, green is still considered to be Color of hope and confidence.

Keeping Hope: Tips for More Confidence

In this chapter, we have eight tips on how to keep your hope alive. They show you how to distract yourself in difficult times, how to keep a positive attitude and stay away from negative influences. At the same time, they remind you that it is okay to let out your frustrations and fears every now and then in order to look more closely and more clearly into the future. Below you will find sayings and quotes that will help you and others to keep hope.

Consciously distract yourself with these 20 ideas

Use these ideas to distract yourself from negative thoughts

You can deliberately withdrawing from bad thoughtsby focusing fully on something else. It's important not to give too much power to your negative thoughts and not let them permanently affect your mood. You may be able to cope with this for a while, but in time your psyche will need some time off from all the negativity. In addition, these thoughts do not help you, but limit you.

If you are about to lose hope, you will feel significantly more stressed than if you remain confident. You can use these tips or these Relaxation techniques help. Often hopelessness is also characterized by melancholy, inner restlessness and persistent dissatisfaction. Because of this we have collected various ideas for you that give you a task, distract you and help with boredom.

  1. Paint something (mandala, drawing, comic, acrylic, watercolor)
  2. Craft, sew, knit or create something with clay
  3. Play something (board game, on mobile or online)
  4. Talk to friends or family on the phone
  5. Watch a relaxed movie (no doomsday scenarios)
  6. Listen to a radio play or a podcast
  7. Check out old photo albums and videos
  8. Cook your favorite dish or try out new recipes
  9. Bring your home up to scratch (cleaning, tidying up, mucking out, renovating)
  10. read a book
  11. Get an exercise ball and do some exercises
  12. Do exercise or a home workout with your own body weight
  13. Ride a bike, skateboard or inline skate
  14. Do yoga, pilates, breathing exercises, or meditate
  15. Listen to soothing music (for example, forest sounds or the sound of the sea)
  16. Go on a hunt for new music to add to your playlist
  17. Organize a beauty day just for you and take care of your physical well-being
  18. Write something (for example, a diary, a bedtime story or a fairy tale)
  19. Learn a language (for example, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, or Arabic)
  20. Do something for your intelligence with brain jogging

Find positive things and make a list

Make a list of the positive things about your situation

What are you grateful for in your life? And what can you get from your situation positively for yourself? It is important to make yourself aware, even in difficult times, that you are not alone and that these times also always bring something good with them. That can be important Self-knowledge be for you or also positive effects on others. Realize that it will all pass at some point and use your list to motivate yourself to think positively.

Use the days when you have a lot of hope to make this list. Write down every little thing that seems good to you. Read the list through when you're having a bad day and feeling desperate. She can quickly lift your mood again and you can save yourself from your hopelessness with her.

Take a break from the news

When the bad news builds up on TV, radio, or social networks, consciously take time out from it. Protect yourself when Weltschmerz takes over. All of the negative headlines can quickly make you feel like the world has nothing beautiful to offer. In addition to all the bad things, so much good happens: people stand in solidarity with one another, help each other and create great things. Every day they fight for the good and beautiful in this world and you should be aware of that as well.

Of course, it's always harder to come across positive news stories than negative ones. So sometimes you should just be foreclose from all messages, be it just for a day. You might even let your friends know that you don't want to be informed about anything because you met today a day off take. This is the only way you can survive difficult times at times. Take care of yourself and make sure that you can hold out better. Have patience and understanding for you and don't blame yourself.

Get close to people who are good for you

Get close to positive people who are good for you

Surround yourself with cheerful peopleto keep your hope Let them show you that life can be good. Reach out to the people around you, whom you can confide in and with whom you have a great connection. These can be parents, siblings, uncles and aunts, cousins ​​or friends. Even if you don't typically have that much contact with positive people, you should try one to establish closer contact. This also helps against loneliness.

Also, avoid contact with pessimistic peoplethat pull you down. For example, explain to them that you need some time to yourself or simply that you are not in the mood for bad news today. This will prevent their attitudes from rubbing off on you and protect yourself from negative thoughts.

Let it all out

No matter how much you distract yourself and focus on the positive, sometimes there are just days when nothing wants to lift the mood. In such a case it's perfectly fine Just let out your bad mood. While you can distract yourself and hope with a positive mindset, if your feelings of despair are deep, it is sometimes the only solutionto let them break out.

Scream into your pillow, throw it on the floor and cry when it comes over you. Sometimes it also helps to write down everything that is bothering you. State what scares you, what makes you depressed, and why you think you have no more hope. By naming how you feel, you may be able to classify your feelings better and then maybe find it less bad. Even if you still don't understand what's going on with you today, you still let it out. Your negativity has discharged and it will be easier for you to focus your gaze on the positive again and to draw hope.

Write a diary

Keep a journal to help you deal with negative thoughts

To avoid days of despair and hopelessness, you can also write a diary. There you can talk about your feelings over and over again and no one ever has to read it. Don't put yourself under too much pressure, though. A diary exudes that you have to take the trouble to write it every day. Because of this, many people don't even start. But why should you have to stick to it? Nobody but yourself has an influence on when and how much you write. Try to be more relaxed and just decide spontaneously when it is good for you to write in your diary and when you don't feel like it.

Help other people

When you almost lose hope and inwardly threaten to give up, you should remember who you are important to. Is there Needy in your family or can you support friends? Maybe you can find one too voluntary work one that you would enjoy or find out about one Fundraiser and thus supports other people.

There are so many ways to prove to yourself that you a task in life have and give hope to others even if you didn't have one yourself before. You will receive gratitude and love back and learn that there is always a reason to hope. Certainly the people you helped didn't expect to get your help either. But they would have had reason to hope and the time until then would have seemed more bearable to them. So don't lose your confidence either, because you never know what life has in store for you.

Put yourself back in happy moments

Put yourself back in happy moments

Sometimes it can work wonders when you step back into happy moments in your life. Either yours childhood be, nice moments with friends and family or moments when you are successful and especially proud of you were. Get out some old photo albums, watch a series from your childhood, or contact old friends you had a good time with back then.

Graduation certificates, the high school newspaper or collected birthday cards with kind words from your fellow men are also among the pick-me-ups. Literally sink into your memories and make yourself aware that it is important to keep hope precisely for such beautiful moments. Be brave for the people you love or who you once loved.

Even then, there were certainly times when you lost courage or hope. But you survived these times and emerged stronger from them. Every bad phase comes to an end at some point and you can experience beautiful moments again.

Sayings for more confidence

If you're afraid of losing confidence, read through sayings and quotes that inspire hope. They influence you with positive thoughts and give you courage. Besides, you can with them too give hope to others, send them, write them on cards or use them as WhatsApp status.

"The greatest of people are those who can give hope to others."
(Jean Jaurès)

Sayings that give hope

In this chapter you will find proverbs that inspire confidence. They encourage you and show you that you should be grateful. They motivate and are also suitable as a life motto. In the next chapter (quotes about hope) you will find sayings that relate directly to hope and reveal wisdom about it. Here you can find more positive sayings for the soul.

  1. “He who fights can lose. Who does not fight has already lost."
    (Bertolt Brecht)
  2. "You can also build something beautiful out of stones that are placed in your path."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "It is better to light a single little light than to curse the darkness."
    (Confucius)
  4. "If a desperate situation requires a special skill, then you also bring this skill up, even though you had no idea about it beforehand."
    (Napoleon I Bonaparte)
  5. "The more you thought, the more you did, the longer you lived."
    (Immanuel Kant)
  6. “How long I live is out of my power; but that as long as I live, I really live, that depends on me. "
    (Seneca)
  7. "In all things, hope is better than despair."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "Say yes to the day as it is given to you instead of bumping into the irretrievable."
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  9. "It is impossible for a person to look at the sun without his face becoming bright."
    (Friedrich von Bodelschwingh)
  10. "You are your own limit, rise above it."
    (Hafez)
  11. "When the wind blows stronger, some build walls, others sail ships."
    (Chinese wisdom)
  12. "Obstacles and difficulties are steps on which we ascend."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  13. "Do not complain what cannot be changed, but change what must be complained."
    (Shakespeare)
  14. "Turn to the sun and the shadow will fall behind you."
    (Proverb from Africa)
  15. "Of all the gifts that fate gives us, there is no greater good than friendship - no greater wealth, no greater joy."
    (Epicurus of Samos)
  16. "Maybe there are better times, but this is ours."
    (Jean Paul Sartre)
  17. "Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
    (Romans 12, 21)
  18. If everything seems to be going against you, remember that the plane is taking off against the wind, not with it.
    (Henry Ford)
  19. The beauty is not in the face. Beauty is a light in the heart.
    (Khalil Gibran)
  20. Happiness does not depend on the external circumstances, but on the inner attitude. Not what you have or who you are or where you are or what you do makes you happy or unhappy.What matters is how you feel about it.
    (Dale Carnegie)
  21. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
    (John Lennon)
  22. Even the happiest life is inconceivable without a certain amount of darkness, and the word happiness would lose its meaning if it did not have its counterpart in sadness.
    (Carl Gustav Jung)
  23. Most people are as happy as they set out to be.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
  24. There are more important things in life than constantly increasing its pace.
    (Mahatma Gandhi)
  25. In a grateful heart, there is eternal summer.
    (Celia Layton Thaxter)
  26. We all live spiritually from what humans have given us in meaningful hours in our lives.
    (Albert Schweitzer)
  27. The world is so beautiful and worth fighting for.
    (Ernest Hemingway)
  28. Not the lucky ones are grateful. It is the grateful who are happy.
    (Francis Bacon)
  29. I can summarize what I have learned about life in three words: It goes on.
    (Robert Frost)
  30. “Everyone will be fine in the end.
    And if it's not good yet
    Then it's not the end. "
    (Oscar Wilde)

Quotes about hope

Sophocles already knew about the importance of hope

In contrast to the proverbs in the previous chapter, you can find here Quotes that contain the word “hope” or “hope”. You will empower those who are already confident and help others not to lose hope. You illuminate that Benefits of Confidence and emphasize how much a positive view of the future can enrich life.

They also make it clear how long people have been dealing with the topic of hope and confidence. The first quote in our list comes from Seneca, for example, who lived from around 4 BC to 65 AD and was already dealing with the right way to deal with hope. Even the older Sophocles (around 497/96 - 406/5 BC) knew that hope is important for the preservation of human beings.

  1. "If you are wise, you mix the one with the other and you will neither hope without doubt, nor despair without hope."
    (Seneca)
  2. "We always hope, and in all things it is better to hope than despair."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  3. "Three things help to bear the troubles of life: Hope, sleep and laughter."
    (Immanuel Kant)
  4. "As long as I breathe, I hope."
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  5. "Hope pours the dawn in stormy night!"
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  6. “Nothing holds back true hope. She flies with swallow wings. "
    (William Shakespeare)
  7. "Hope, once believed, lasts for a long time."
    (Ovid)
  8. "The new day must wake us up to hope much more than to enjoy, if we are to enjoy the freshness and abundance of life and the energy of our energy."
    (Moritz Lazarus)
  9. “Faith, love, hope: believe! dear hope! "
    (Friedrich Hebbel)
  10. "One happy hope is worth more than ten dry realities."
    (Franz Grillparzer)
  11. "Hope sustains most of humanity."
    (Sophocles)
  12. "Let every happiness fade if you only have one thing left: the hope that always sprouts new buds on the branch."
    (Friedrich Rückert)
  13. "Hope serves to warm our life, to illuminate it."
    (François de La Rochefoucauld)
  14. “If hope fails, you never fail to hope! One gate is closed, but a thousand are still open. "
    (Friedrich Rückert)
  15. "Do not be despaired when the withered hope fell: the new one rises young on a fresh handle."
    (Friedrich Rückert)
  16. "Hope may or may not come true, but the good thing about it is that it suppresses fear."
    (Jean Paul)
  17. "Everything that has been achieved in the world was done out of hope."
    (Martin Luther)
  18. "What would a life be without hope!"
    (Friedrich Hölderlin)
  19. "Hope is the feathery thing that settles in the soul and sings the melody without words and never stops ..."
    (Emily Dickinson)
  20. "We can be without luck, but not hope."
    (Theodor Storm)
  21. "The most ridiculous and daring hopes have sometimes been the cause of extraordinary success."
    (Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues)
  22. “By some inexplicable phenomenon, many people have hopes without having faith. Hope is the flower of desire, faith is the fruit of certainty. " (Honoré de Balzac)
  23. "Hope is the rainbow over the cascading brook of life."
    (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)
  24. "The greatest happiness of mortals is always hope."
    (Leopold Schefer)
  25. "It is hope that makes the shipwrecked sailor in the middle of the sea row his arms, even though no land is in sight."
    (Ovid)

Proverbs and sayings about hope

Proverbs and sayings about hope

Proverbs have been passed down for a long time and have become firmly established in our linguistic usage. They are mainly used from the 12th century onwards in order to be able to make general statements. Usually they are short Wisdomwithout writers who are easy to remember.

They differ from idioms in that they are not flexible. Proverbs are fixed in a fixed sentence, whereas idioms can be built into sentences as desired. An example: "Arrogance comes before the fall." is a saying. One expression is "giving up hope". It can be formulated as a sentence and is not bound to a fixed form: "You must never give up hope." or "Don't give up hope."

In the following chapters you will find proverbs and sayings about hope. They show the great role hope plays in life, how important it is in difficult times and how it can make your life easier.

"Hope dies last."

The well-known saying "Hope dies last." is often used in everyday language. It means that no matter how bad the situation is, you should confidently hope that your situation will improve until the end. The proverb has not been around for very long in this form.

It probably didn't emerge until the 20th century. However, it can already be found at Ciceroa similar variant: “Dum spiro spero.”, ie “As long as I breathe, I hope.” The meaning can be roughly equated with today's variant: Hope remains until the end, or only dies with one's own death.

Proverbs about hope

For example, "Hope has fallen into the well."

The following proverbs reflect truths about hope - for example, that sometimes you give up hope "Hope has fallen into the well" or that some cannot imagine their life without hope "If there weren't any hope, I'm no longer alive." Not all of these proverbs are widely known, but they all reveal truths about the benefits of hope. In the brackets you will find the meaning of the proverb.

  1. Hope has fallen into the well.
    (I've given up hope.)
  2. Floating in hope makes life sweet.
    (Hope doesn't always represent reality, but it makes life sweeter.)
  3. Hope gets when bad luck falls.
    (Hope shows in bad times.)
  4. If there wasn't hope, then I'm no longer alive.
    (I don't want to live without any prospect of improvement.)
  5. Hope doesn't need to be bought.
    (Everyone can have hope.)
  6. Hope is the best medicine.
    (Hope in healing is a cure in itself.)
  7. Hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.
    (Don't be pessimistic, but be prepared for anything.)
  8. Hope is a sweet suffering.
    (Even when we must suffer, the sweet hope mitigates the bitter pain.)
  9. He who is healthy has hope; and whoever has hope has everything.
    (Health and hope are the most important things in life.)
  10. If you think it is no longer possible, a little light comes from somewhere.
    (Even in the darkest of times, there is still hope for improvement.)

Sayings about hope

For example: "Having one last glimmer of hope"

You have probably come across these idioms more than the proverbs. They can be flexibly incorporated into your language usage and you will probably understand them straight away. Example sentences with them are: "You must never give up hope.", “Nothing can destroy my hope.”, “I am still hopeful about the cause.” or “Is there a slight hope that we will meet again?”.

  1. Give up hope
  2. Draw hope from something
  3. Have one last glimmer of hope
  4. Destroy hope
  5. To be of good hope / good things
  6. To give hope to someone
  7. There is a faint hope
  8. To cling to a hope
  9. There is still hope for someone
  10. Never lose hope

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You wear that Keys to more positive thinking already in you. Autogenic training, guided meditations and auto-suggestions will help you with this Focus on the good things. We have one together with a licensed psychotherapist professional audio hypnotherapy that develops you in healthy positive thinking trained.

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