87 Depression Quotes That Will Help You To Cope

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by sadness, loss of interest in activities, and a lack of energy.

Depression can lead to several other problems, including anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulties with relationships, physical health issues such as insomnia and weight gain or loss, and thoughts about suicide.

It is estimated that one in five adults will experience depression in their lifetime. Depression affects people from all age groups and backgrounds. It may be hard to talk about depression because it may bring up uncomfortable thoughts or feelings for those around them.

When life is tough, we need to remember how much we have achieved in the past and take inspiration from that.

Here are 87 inspirational depression quotes that will help you to cope. Check this out.

“Nobody else can destroy you except you; nobody else can save you except you.” ― Osho

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ― Robert H. Schuller

“You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” ― Gilbert Baker

“Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you’ve been strong for far too long.”

“Love your future more than your past.” ― Joe Dispenza

“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.” ― Grenville Kleiser

“I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.” ― Lili Reinhart

“It all starts with not wanting to get out of bed, that’s how you know you’re getting bad again.”

“Make peace with your past so it won’t destroy your present.” ― Paulo Coelho (Hippie)

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“You are strong for surviving.”

“Therapy gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, it helps.” ― Jon Hamm

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” ― Joyce Meyer, Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies To Win the Battle of the Mind

“You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” ― Christopher Reeve

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

“There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem.” ― Fred Rogers

“The more you see and accept reality, the more you’ll understand and love yourself.” ― Maxime Lagacé

“You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.”

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teachings and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens

“With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” ― Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

“Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.” ― Rob Delaney

“When you are happy, you enjoy the music. but when you are sad, you understand the lyrics.”

“You’re tired. You’re stressed. You’re mentally and physically drained. You feel alone. Struggling with the present, uncertain of the future. Life sucks right now. You’ll be fine. I promise…It gets better. Just keep moving forward.” ― Ralph Napolitano

“It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” ― Stephen Fry

“Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.” ― Philip K. Dick

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering… ― Goldie Hawn

“And if today all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you.”

“One of the best things that helps depression is work, and socialising with other people and connecting. Because when you work you find purpose.” ― Trevor Noah

“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” ― Aristotle

“You largely constructed your depression. It wasn’t given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.” ― Albert Ellis

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” ― Lee Iacocca

“There are some things about myself I can’t explain to anyone. There are some things I don’t understand at all.” ― Haruki Murakami

“When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.” ― Andrew Solomon

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” ― Jacques Prevert

“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.” ― Leonard Cohen

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

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

“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” ― Swami Sivananda

“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Real change will come about not as a result of prayer, but of using intelligence and taking action.” ― 14th Dalai Lama

“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.”

“Sometimes, what a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.”

“Depression exist without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don’t even know you’re in it. It takes a while before you realize it.”

“We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop.” ― Haruki Murakami

“Please try not to judge how someone is dealing with a pain you have never experienced.”

“Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not character.”

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” ― Stephen Fry

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.” ― Katie McGarry

“All your quirks and all your problems – even your depressions and your failures – that’s what makes you you.” ― Gerard Way

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“You have to take responsibility for your own happiness.” ― Reese Witherspoon

“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.” ― Stephan Hoeller

“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” ― Pythagoras

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ― Madeleine L’Engle, A Ringless End of Light

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

“You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell

“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.” ― Helen Keller

“Stay strong, your story isn’t over yet.”

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― Winnie the Pooh

“No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

“There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.” ― Alan Watts

“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.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From Underground

“Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.” ― Halley Cornell

“Even lost and alone, I kept moving forward. Even scared and confused, I kept moving forward. In the end, that’s what you must do: keep moving forward.” ― Maxime Lagace

“Mental illness is not a personal failure.”

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” ― S. Ajna

“Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

“You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.” ― Jasmine Warga

“Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself.”

“Numb the dark and you numb the light.” ― Brene Brown

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” ― C.S. Lewis

“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.” ― Susan Polis Schutz

“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.” ― Tenzin Gyatso

“The shadows are as important as the light.” ― Charlotte Brontë

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.” ― Mel Robbins

“No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

“Don’t attack your problems. Face them, confess them, understand what they are. That is the process.” ― Iyanla Vanzant

“You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.” ― Call The Midwife

“I have depression. But I prefer to say, “I battle depression” instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.” ― Joel Osteen

“Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met.” ― Johann Hari

“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.” ― Fred Rogers

“Go to the place inside that hurts. The part that’s lonely or sad. Your broken heart. Your bruised ego. The part of you that worries it will always be this way. Go there now and silently repeat: May you be happy. May you be safe. May you be filled with love. You’re not alone.” ―Jason Garner

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