85 Depression Quotes

Browse our collection of depression quotes to find inspiration and encouragement. Let these quotes give you a different perspective on how to deal with your depression. Or if you are feeling blue and feeling down consider the words of wisdom in these quotes.

    Overcoming Depression Quotes

  1. "When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don't step back and start appreciating what you do have. Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers

  2. We deal with disappointing and depressing experiences each day of our lives. Rest assured that these difficult times are your opportunity to grow and to learn more advanced strategies in order scale your next mountain more quickly. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

  3. Regular exercise can really help you to reduce your stress levels, anxiety and depression. When you exercise your brain releases endorphins. Heather Rose, Depression Cure

  4. The next time something goes "wrong," remind yourself that focusing on something that you’re grateful for is a perfectly painless and side-effects free way to feel better immediately. MK Mueller, 8 to Great

  5. Learning to identify the cyclical nature of the depression loop and to recognize your own depression cues...is crucial for uncovering happiness. ...because knowing what triggers your own depression loop is a powerful first step toward being able to overcome depression. Having awareness gives you space to make choices... Elisha Goldstein, Uncovering Happiness

  6. Deep breathing is a great way of helping you to feel calmer. Heather Rose, Depression Self Help

  7. Surround yourself with loving, caring, happy people and get rid of the negative people that drag you down. Heather Rose, Depression Cure

  8. Antidote to depression is gratitude. Saying

  9. Instead of looking at the ground, look up. Look at the sky. Notice the colors. Notice the clouds. Breathe in the beauty. Troy L. Love, A Year of Self Love

  10. When you are feeling depressed or down, focus on many if the little things that we all take for granted. The ability to walk, to see, to hear, and even to talk are all things we take for granted. Phillip Crone, The Secret of Success

  11. First, feel blessed for all you have, such as your kids, a home, a good job, food, water and all the basic necessities that some people do not have, and struggle every day to put their hands on. Francoise White, The Little Toolbox for Anxiety. Anger, Depression and Guilt

  12. Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition, it has to be, if there's joy there's its opposite, and it's something you ride if you possibly can. Bob Geldof

  13. The great thing about keeping a journal is you can see how far that you have come or how far you still need to go. This can help with confidence and self-esteem when you see the kind of steps that you have made or are making. Heather Rose, Depression Cure

  14. In fact studies have been carried out that clearly show that people who own pets not only suffer from stress less but also from depression as well. Heather Rose, Depression Self Help

  15. When the feelings of sadness, anger, and depression appear, allow them to flow and allow yourself to express the emotion with the intention of not doing harm to others. Molly McCord, Conscious Messages

  16. Involving yourself in some kind of work is the best way to fight depression and loneliness. Lorin Hopper, Wake Up Happy Work

  17. Gratitude breeds optimism, enthusiasm, resilience, happiness, and overall satisfaction which can decrease anxiety and depression. Beth Bunchman, Cultivating Gratitude

  18. The key to you being able to recover from depression is to set yourself a few simple goals that you can slowly build upon. Also it is important that you take things one day at a time and whenever you achieve a particular goal you have set yourself then reward yourself for doing so. Heather Rose, Depression Self Help

  19. Knowing my penchant for worry, she thought it a good reminder of the acronym FROG: Fully Rely On God. It's hard to be depressed when there's a frog on your desk; and it's hard not to rejoice when you're fully relying on Him." Robert J. Morgan, My All in All

  20. Even adverse situations can bring about positive teachings.  Jonathan Brown
  21. Even adverse situations can bring about positive teachings. Reflecting more on the things you've learned or gained makes you happier. Jonathan Brown, Depression

  22. Life will throw many obstacles onto our life path that will make us sad or disappointed at times. Dealing positively with these obstacles is what makes the difference between them turning into worse states or being overcome. Jonny Oates, Wisdom for My Son and Daughter

  23. Laughter and humor triggers happiness and lightens your burdens, pain or stress. Jonathan Brown, Depression

  24. See also: Overcoming Obstacles Quotes  |   Quotes about Overcoming  |   Stress Relief Quotes  |   Disappointment Quotes  |   Blessed Quotes  |   Anger Quotes  |   Stress Quotes  |   Self Esteem Quotes  |   Worry Quotes  |   Gratitude Quotes  |   Positive Quotes  |  

    Feeling Down Never Give Up Hope

  25. Enjoy where you are at, while you are waiting to get to where you want to be!"- That quote reminded me to stay positive, not to become depressed about my situation. My goals, even with the setbacks, gave me hope and determination. Catherine Pulsifer, Achievement of Goals

  26. Un-wellness (anxiety, depression) is not a signal that you are permanently broken. It is a temporary veiling of your natural wellbeing. John Crawford, Anxiety Relief

  27. Many experiments on kindness, whether in the workplace, among friends, or between strangers, reveal that acts of kindness boost happiness for both the receiver and the giver, and decrease depression. Tara Bianca, The Flower of Heaven

  28. Don't give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these. Edward Dunedin, Inspirational Quotes And Idioms On Life

  29. Even your past pain can be a blessing to someone. Hopelifters are willing to reach back and pass hope on. Kathe Wunnenberg, Hopelifter

  30. Depression has many faces and can creep in at any speed. Fearne Cotton, Happy

  31. Instead of dwelling too much on your negative thoughts and emotions, focus more of your time and space on the positive things in your life. Meredith Lane, Self Discovery and Healing Through Journaling

  32. The mind cannot really live in the present moment because the mind is made up of thoughts, and these thoughts are always a trace of the past. Oli Doyle, Mindfulness Plain & Simple

  33. Struggle and disappointment are necessary ingredients to success both in the present and in the future. Britney Watkins, The Ultimate Guide To Parenting

  34. ... never, never give up - no matter how hopeless the situation may seem. Andrea Merrell
  35. ... never, never give up - no matter how hopeless the situation may seem. Andrea Merrell, Praying for the Prodigal

  36. A time of crisis and disenchantment calls out for a fundamental rethinking of who we are, rather than collapsing into cynicism and despair. Alister McGrath

  37. Sometimes you need to swallow your feelings. It sounds so easy really I know it all too well. What you are going through now please hold on You will make it through Rita Jacobsen, Love Quotes

  38. "When you're depressed, the whole body is depressed, and it translates to the cellular level. The first objective is to get your energy up, and you can do it through play. It's one of the most powerful ways of breaking up hopelessness and bringing energy into the situation." O. Carl Simonton

  39. Turn your desires into attainable goals that directs your thoughts, fuels your energy and motivates your hopes. Jonathan Brown, Depression

  40. Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom for the day and hope for the future. Billy Graham

  41. In times of difficulty and depression, we often look around to find a source of inspiration and to give us a ray of hope. Kevin Johnson, Never Give Up

  42. See also: Adversity Quotes  |   Hope Quotes  |   Never Quit Quotes  |   Feeling Quotes  |   Anxiety Quotes  |   Disappontment Quotes  |   Discouragement Quotes  |  

    Famous Quotes To Help Defeat Depression

  43. Just because it don't look like a blessing, don't mean it ain't a blessing. Eric Thomas

  44. A feeling of being "out of control" of your time is the major source of stress, anxiety, and depression. The better you can organize and control the critical events of your life, the better you will feel, moment to moment, the more energy you will have, the better you will sleep, and the more you will get done. Brian Tracy, Time Management

  45. Never make a major decision when you are depressed, because at that time your feelings are unreliable and you cannot exercise accurate judgment. Your focus is blurry, and your perspective is distorted. Instead, face the storm head-on and don't get involved in self-pity. Rick Warren, God's Answers to Life's Difficult Questions

  46. You can make decisions like that about your life. If you are carrying strong feeling about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present. You have to get rid of them. Les Brown, Live Your Dreams

  47. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
  48. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee

  49. Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones. Benjamin Franklin

  50. It is a good thing to put up in your house the question, "What would Jesus do?" It answers nine out of ten of the difficulties of moral casuistry. Charles Spurgeon

  51. In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. Abraham Lincoln

  52. A mistake, an error, a poor choice, or bad decision does not equal "there is something wrong with me." It means you are on your way to being better. Iyanla Vanzant

  53. All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. Abraham Lincoln

  54. A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. Joyce Meyer

  55. Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records. William Arthur Ward

  56. Whatever the problem we have in our life, someone has faced it and overcome it. David DeNotaris

  57. A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do. Joel Osteen

  58. A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative, he refuses to dwell on it. Norman Vincent Peale

  59. Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs - but move on. Paulo Coelho

  60. Your past can ruin your future, if you allow it. Yoda I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa

  61. I was never crippled until I lost hope. Believe me, the loss of hope is far worse than the loss of limbs. Nick Vujicic

  62. Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things. Walt Disney

  63. Life is all about setbacks. A life lived without disappointment is a life lived in a cocoon. People have recovered from far worse setbacks. Tony Clark

  64. Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. Sarah Ban Breathnach

  65. When you do nothing you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. Maya Angelou

  66. Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood. Oprah Winfrey

  67. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale
  68. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale, Business Life

  69. I've seen many troubles in my time, only half of which ever came true. Mark Twain

  70. I don't dwell in the past; I don't wallow in old events and emotions. I don't waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened." Yanni

  71. See also: Famous Quotes  |   Famous Quotes about Life  |   Life Quotes  |   Motivational Quotes  |   Short Quotes  |   Positive Quotes  |   Meaningful Quotes  |  

    Inspirational Quotes When You Are Feeling Blue

  72. Each of us has the power to inspire or depress, to lift others or to push them down. We should look well to our words. Wilferd Peterson

  73. Being angry, anxious, defeated, and depressed are not God's plans for you. Robert E. Baines Jr.
  74. Being angry, anxious, defeated, and depressed are not God's plans for you. Robert E. Baines Jr., Negative People

  75. We can let our problems depress us, or we can accept life's challenges and deal with them as they occur. We can turn our focus to looking for the positive in the problem, and, there is a positive to every problem, sometimes you just have to stop and look for it. Catherine Pulsifer, Happiness and Perceptions

  76. More often than not, our days don’t begin peacefully and joyfully. In fact, we feel far from calm, centered, and present, and it takes a toll on our happiness and mental health. S.J Scott & Barrie Davenport, 10-Minute Mindfulness

  77. As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me. Abdul Kalam

  78. You have three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you've got. Author Unknown

  79. The most important things in life aren't things. Anthony J. D'Angelo

  80. Every life is a vital thread in the tapestry of humanity. Yes, including yours. You are worth more than you can imagine." Jeremy Harrison, Rethinking Depression

  81. The past is to learn from and not to live in. Richard L. Evans

  82. Laughter is a wonderful antidote to anger and other negative feelings. Donald Altman

  83. Obstacles cannot stop you. Problems cannot stop you. Other people cannot stop you. Only you can stop you. Jeffrey Gitomer

  84. What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. Author Unknown

  85. Champion is a loser who gets up and tries once again. Dennis DeYoung

  86. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Charles Austin Beard

  87. Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. Henry Ward Beecher

  88. We all go through hard times. But do we try and fix our own problems or do we trust God that He can fix them? Brandon Harrison, I Trust You Lord

  89. Do not be afraid of tomorrow for God is already there. Author Unknown

  90. It's always darkest before the dawn. Proverb
  91. It's always darkest before the dawn. Proverb

  92. Most of the emotions we experience like anxiety, insecurity and depression is just part of the process of life. Zac Dixon, Self Esteem

  93. You need to let go of the resentment inside of you and don't let it shape the way your life will be in the future. Heather Rose, Depression Help

  94. But because of my focus, my determination and my unwillingness to surrender, I have been able to rebuild and prove to myself that life doesn't have to end because failure enters for a moment. Ron Walker, I Almost Gave Up

  95. See also: Inspirational Quotes  |   Good Day Quotes  |   Quote of The Day   |   Words of Encouragement  |   Letting Go Quotes  |   Experience Quotes  |   Inspiring Others Quotes  |  

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