53 Positive, Inspirational & Motivational Quotes For Depression [#39 Is My Favorite]

positive inspirational quotes for depression


Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t. Halley Cornell


There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering. Alan Watts


Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. Dodie Smith


Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.


So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key. The Eagles


Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. Janet Fitch


Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Dennis P. Kimbro


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius


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


What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. Glenn Close


You’re tired. You’re stressed. You’re mentally and physically drained. You feel alone. Struggling with the present, uncertain of the future. Life sucks right now. You’ll be fine. I promise…It gets better. Just keep moving forward. Ralph Napolitano


… the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present. Steve Goodier


The wound is the place where the light enters you. Rumi


Deep breathing is a great way of helping you to feel calmer. Heather Rose


You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. Steve Maraboli


I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. Og Mandino


Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition, it has to be, if there’s joy there’s its opposite, and it’s something you ride if you possibly can. Bob Geldof


Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is! Dita Von Teese


You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise L. Hay


If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray


We should embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Charlotte Mwanza


Sadness flies away on the wings of time. Jean de La Fontaine


Healing is an inside job. Dr. B.J. Palmer


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall. Confucius


There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. John Green


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung


Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. Madeleine L’Engle


Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me. Susan Polis Schutz


When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller


When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless. Andrew Solomon


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller


Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.


You are not your illness. Julian Seifter


Even in the midst of devastation, something within us always points the way to freedom. Sharon Salzberg


Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. William James


Antidote to depression is gratitude. 


Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.


Even when the world throws its worst and then turns its back, there is still always hope. Pittacus Lore


Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way. Brooke Davis


You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human. David Mitchell


Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles. Rob Delaney


Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on. Paulo Coelho


All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. Tom Robbins


If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit


Those who have a why to live, can bear with almost any how. Viktor E. Frankl


Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way. Charles Bukowski


Once you choose hope, anything is possible. Christopher Reeve


Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. Matt Lucas


Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself. Pythagoras


The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Tenzin Gyatso


You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. Dan Millman


What makes night within us may leave stars. Victor Hugo


Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us. Nicole Reed


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