37 Quotes About Depression Recovery


Recovering from depression is a trying experience. It requires a lot of support and a deep level of faith and understanding in yourself. These quotes about depression recovery highlight some of the biggest challenges we are confronted with.

“A good antidote to the reasons why you worry is never to worry about the reasons why you worry, for the reasons why you worry will always make you worry about the reasons why you worry”

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

“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.”

“Always remember that you are the observer and not the doer. Do not take life to be anything more than acting. Don’t identify yourself too much with the action.”

“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.”

“Depression feels a bit like that, it creeps in on you and settles, until you think it’ll never lift, but in time it always does.”

“Depression is a reality with everyone. What’s important is the ability to move on.”

“Eradication of pain, deviant, or oppositional behaviors does not indicate healing; however, it can signify successful conditioning.”

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.”

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.”

“Having to admit that you are depressed makes one feel less than. Broken. Yes, that’s what it is. Broken.”

“How is it that we have over 6 billion people in the world and half of them feel alone?”

“I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am worthy of a good life.”

“In my community, mental health isn’t taken seriously enough. Therapy is replaced by prayer. Tears are a sign of weakness.”

“It’s scary, and downing, that I make my best music when I’m going through my depression… At that moment, all i can see is black, darkness and shadows, but in the bigger picture.. it’s a blessing.”

“Light existed all along. Of course it did. Who says it didn’t because I couldn’t see it?”

“Money can cloud your vision. Sometimes, God takes away the money and uses times of adversity to refine us like gold.”

“My only choice was to fight my way out, even if I didn’t think I would make it.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“No. Depression is the unseen, unheard, silent killer. It is the pain that is too much to cope with, too hard to deal with and never understood.”

“One has to understand that THINKING and WORRYING are polar opposites, though functioning from same source MIND.”

“One need not know one’s karma, but have faith in life to be able to keep on going. With faith one can let go and let things take its course, embrace life and merge with it. Because she is the way.”

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

“Sometimes things do not go the way one wanted them to go… At times like this, one would wish that one had not dreamt so much. Just hang in there… destination is just a mile away.”

“Sometimes we need to be destroyed by a situation, before we understand how bad it was for us.”

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

“The fact that I didn’t even love myself was just enough to know it’s time to change. I accept that not many are able to help, let alone, understand the troubles that lie within.”

“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.”

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

“The more confident and appreciative of who you are, the less hold depression has over you.”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

“What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.”

“What’s a triumph is that you woke up this morning and decided to live. That’s a triumph.”

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”

“You’ve got to reach bedrock to become depressed enough before you are forced to accept the reality and enormity of the problem.”

Conquering depression is an empowering experience that will bring you both peace of mind and strength in yourself.

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