while there's life there's hope

While there's life there's hope.

 and Where there's life there's hope.
Prov. Cliché As long as you are alive, you should be hopeful, because it is possible that your situation will improve. Nancy: What will we do, now that our house and everything we own has burned up? Bill: While there's life there's hope. Ellen: Ever since my divorce, it seems as if I have nothing to hope for. Jane: I know things seem bleak, but where there's life there's hope.
See also: hope, life

while there's life there's hope

Also, where there's life there's hope. So long as someone or something ailing is alive, there is hope for recovery. For example, The company has survived previous recessions; while there's life there's hope. A statement made about dying individuals since ancient times, it was cited in numerous proverb collections from 1539 on. Today it is also applied to inanimate matters.
See also: hope, life