49 Overcoming Depression Quote and Sayings


Many have struggled before with overcoming feelings of depression and anxiety. Sometimes making it difficult to even make it through a single day, depression can plague the ability for an individual to function daily. Here are some great depression quotes and sayings that help to capture the essence of this state of mind.

“A great Tamil poet, given to decadence and debauchery, once said that the story of his life could serve as an example to the youth on how one should not live.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“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”

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

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

“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.”

“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 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 you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?”

“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.”

“Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.”

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

“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 keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”

“Happiness does not depend upon who you are or what you have. It depends solely upon what you think.”

“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.”

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

“If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.”

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

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

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

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!”

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results.”

“Our love will blend together like turquoise is blue and green. There’s no depression or envy when both blur into one.”

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

“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.”

“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 alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”

“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.”

“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 learn from failure, not from success.”

“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.”

Finding a way to heal during the emotional and physical difficulties associated with depression is no easy feat. Lean on the shoulders of others to help you start the process of recovery.

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