Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. – Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle
Concern should drive us into action, not depression. – Karen Horney
Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling…People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile. – Judith Guest
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face … The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it … You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt Quote
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying it needs work. – Geoffrey Norman
You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power, and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to control your thoughts. – Napoleon Hill Quote
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. – Unknown
Befriending myself seems to be about opening my heart as a homeless shelter for all the destituted and prostituted aspects of my being that I have been running from for years without even knowing that’s what I have been doing. – Dawna Markova, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion
Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts. – Penelope Sweet
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall. – Confucius
Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass. – Chuck T. Falcon
Trials give you strength, sorrows give understanding and wisdom. – Chuck T. Falcon
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished; if you are alive…it isn’t. – Richard Bach
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. – Elie Weisel
The antidote to fear: you must make a decision to have FAITH, knowing you’ve done all you can to prepare for whatever you’re fearing, and that most fears in life rarely come to fruition. – Anthony Robbins
Hope is grief’s best music. – Anonymous
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King
So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done. – Marian Wright Edelman
I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don’t want to hold anything in so it festers and turns into pus – a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression. – Nicolas Cage Quote
Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese proverb
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus
fitness girl says
Your list of quotes of depression really motivates me to go on. To face the facets of my life. Every time that I will fall I have now the courage to face it and not run from it…..
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall” by Confucius is what I liked among all.
Robert D Dangoor says
Depression is when you’re waiting not to do things.
Happiness is when you cannot wait to do things.
I found these quotes very interesting. I’ve been doing some introspection lately about why I keep ending up depressed. I’ve found that by writing it out, it helps a bit (you can read what I wrote at http://soluble-fiber.com/2015/08/08/when-depression-sets-in/ ). Maybe it’s just the fact that writing forces you to slow down your thinking, but I found it helped me see what I needed to do to carry on.