45 Quotes About Battling Depression

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Dealing with depression can leave you experiencing moments of helplessness. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about battling depression that can offer you a period of encouragement.

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”

“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.”

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”

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

“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.”

“Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.”

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

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

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do it.”

“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.”

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

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

“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.”

“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 midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

“Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.”

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

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

“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.””

“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”

“Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.”

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

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

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

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

“Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.”

“The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

“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.”

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

There are many habits you can employ that will help you to combat depression and feelings of high anxiety.

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