This election has been one of the most stressful in a generation and we know a lot of you are still decompressing. 

It is always important to remember that although the challenges we face today are significant, humanity has endured far worse hardships in the past.

We are going to make it and we need to hold onto hope that the future will continue to be brighter than our past.

To help you keep the faith, we have provided some quotes below we hope will lift your spirits.

 “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

 — G.K. Chesterton

“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”

 ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “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.”

 ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”

― Fr. Thomas Merton, OCSO

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

― Albert Einstein

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.”

― Pope John XXIII

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”

―  C.S. Lewis

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

― Thomas Edison

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

― Winston Churchill

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

― Aristotle

“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