List Of Inspirational Quotes for Depression

Depression is a difficult experience, but it is possible to overcome it. Inspirational quotes for depression may be exactly what you need to get your life back on track.

Using positive thinking affirmations was also beneficial for me, as they kept me motivated even on the worst of days.

Depression is a condition that many of us have experienced at some point in our lives. You may find yourself unable to open up to others about your depression for fear of being rejected or for others not being able to understand. Keeping yourself isolated from loved ones only worsens your depression, causing more negative thoughts to resurface in your mind. Attend as many social events as possible.

Symptoms Of Depression

  • Hopeless outlook
  • Lost interest
  • Increased fatigue and sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Uncontrollable emotions
  • Irritability (in men)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Difficulty concentrating

Inspirational Quotes For Depression

It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do. -Stephen Fry

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

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 you lose everything, you get depressed if you don’t step back and start appreciating what you do have. -Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers

Once you choose hope, anything is possible.Christopher Reeve

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.Stephan Hoeller

Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with a real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep. –Clive Barker

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

A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl. Stephan Hoeller

We deal with disappointing and depressing experiences each day of our lives. Rest assured that these difficult times are your opportunity to grow and to learn more advanced strategies in order to scale your next mountain more quickly. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.Helen Keller | Inspirations Quotes About Depression

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

And if today all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you.

I have endured pain and loss. I have felt broken. I have known hardship, and I have felt lost and alone. But here I stand, trying to move forward, one day at a time. I will remember the lessons in my life because they are making me who I am. Stronger. A warrior.

Regular exercise can really help you to reduce your stress levels, anxiety, and depression. When you exercise your brain releases endorphins. -Heather Rose, Depression Cure

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.Fyodor Dostoevsky

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any misery, any depression, since after all, you don’t know what work these conditions are doing inside you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the question of where all this is coming from and where it is going. Since you know, after all, that you are in the midst of transitions and you wished for nothing so much as to change. If there is anything unhealthy in your reactions, just bear in mind that sickness is the means by which an organism frees itself from what is alien; so one must simply help it to be sick, to have its whole sickness, and to break out with it since that is the way it gets better. Rainer Maria Rilke

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 from “Gamblers All”

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.Joyce Meyer, Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies To Win the Battle of the Mind

The next time something goes “wrong,” remind yourself that focusing on something that you’re grateful for is a perfectly painless and side-effects-free way to feel better immediately.MK Mueller, 8 to Great

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.Fred Rogers

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.Khalil Gibran

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

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. Nicholas Sparks

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

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

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

Learning to identify the cyclical nature of the depression loop and recognize your own depression cues…is crucial for uncovering happiness. …because knowing what triggers your own depression loop is a powerful first step toward being able to overcome depression. Having awareness gives you space to make choices.Elisha Goldstein, Uncovering Happiness

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.Leonard Cohen

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans

In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to it right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me. Julia Cameron

Good humor is a tonic for the mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser

Deep breathing is a great way of helping you to feel calmer. Heather Rose, Depression Self Help

Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down.Heather Rose, Depression Cure

If you’re going through Hell, keep going.Winston Churchill

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.Napoleon Hill

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. –Unknown

You become what you think about. Earl Nightingale

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