37 Quotes About Overcoming Depression


There are various ways you can go about combating depression. Whether you are suffering from a traumatic disorder or a condition, these quotes about overcoming depression will offer you hope and encouragement in times of need.

“A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.”

“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

“At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself: What is really important? Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.”

“Become aware of yourself. Everything will come to you, Chinmay, when you are in that most wonderful place on earth, the centre of your being.”

“Beware of ‘god men’ and ‘god women’. Even people who have not been depressed for a day in their lives get sucked into the seductive delusion of spirituality.”

“Depression is focusing on yourself; on your troubles and what is not right. You can’t be depressed if you are focusing on others. It’s impossible.”

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“Do you want to be in your own story or on the outside writing about it? Everyone battles fear and uncertainty every day.”

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”

“God determine the time and duration in the wilderness for every man.”

“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.”

“Hey little fighter, soon it will be brighter.”

“I had fallen into the pages of the book. Time stood still and I lost sense of my surroundings. Siddharth’s words were all that I was aware of. They were a drum beat in my being.”

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”

“If you’re going through Hell, keep going.”

“In the darkest time, I have always believed, the light will shine.”

“In the storm, our only anchor is hope.”

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”

“It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch. I was overwhelmed by something I did not understand – my own brain.”

“Let go of your all fears, be strong.”

“May you find comfort and peace in every situation.”

“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”

“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.”

“Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world: making the most of one’s best.”

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

“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

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

“Trying to find answers to why and how my life got into such a dismal mess, I sought answers in the scriptures, in religion and philosophy, but it only confused me further.”

“Use the arrows failure throws at you to hunt for success.”

“We can alleviate physical pain, but mental pain – grief, despair, depression, dementia – is less accessible to treatment. It’s connected to who we are – our personality, our character, our soul, if you like.”

“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”

“Work is of utmost importance in a person’s life and not only as a means of meeting one’s needs at various levels of Maslow’s pyramid.”

“You shall not be afraid to hear bad news. God will strengthen you.”

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”

“You’re a diamond, dear. They can’t break you.”

There are many ways to conquer depression, Employing the right strategies will keep you at peace.

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