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Inspirational Quotes to Fight Depression

Depression can make you feel numb about life. You might even feel like life is not worth living anymore. It is not easy to battle depression alone. However, reading some inspirational and uplifting quotes can have a positive impact on your life. We’ve collected some fighting depression quotes, which are listed below. Read on if you are fighting depression and pass it along to people who you know are going through the same.

These quotes will distract you from what you are going through. It may also remove the negative thoughts from your mind. By reading these quotes, you may be able to fight and beat depression. Remember, life is too short to be sad all the time. Keep yourself inspired and happy by doing what you love and stay away from things or people who make you feel less happy. We hope these quotes will help you feel better, and you find the happiness you deserve.

60 Inspirational Quotes on Fighting Depression

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

2. “Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.” – Mattie Stepanek

3. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” – Dita Von Teese

4. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” – Joel Osteen

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

6. “Never let your fear decide your fate.” – Unknown

7. “The bravest thing I have ever done was continuing to live when I wanted to die.” – Juliette Lewis

8. “Choose everyday to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed and most of all worthy of love.” – Alison Malee

9. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Unknown

10. “I will be stronger than my sadness.” – Jasmine Warga

11. “The only cure I have ever known for fear and doubt and loneliness is an immense love of self.” – Alison Malee

12. “Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it still shines like gold.” – Nikita Gill

13. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

14. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

18. “When you face difficult times, know the challenges are not sent to destroy you. They are sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” – Joel Osteen

19. “In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

20. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. “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

22. “Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.” – Anton Chekhov

23. “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

24. “When one door closes, another opens.” – Alexander Bell

25. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” – Unknown

26. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” – Nicholas Sparks

27. “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” – Viktor E. Frankl

28. “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb

29. “What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality.” – Plutarch

30. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

32. “Sometimes you must play in the dark before you can see the light.” – Unknown

33. “If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.” – Sophia Loren

34. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King

35. “You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant

36. “I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson… Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.” – Robin Sharma

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

38. “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

39. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

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

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

42. “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

43. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela

44. “The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.” – Deepak Chopra

45. “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

46. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley

47. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer

48. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

49. “We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.” – R.M. Drake

50. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

51. “No matter where you are at in your life right now, everything is going perfectly.” – Unknown

52. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

53. “You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

54. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” – Jasmine Warga

55. “Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.” – Unknown

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

57. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

58. “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

59. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

60. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

I'm Nikos Alepidis, blogger at motivirus. I'm passioned for all things related to motivation & personal development. My goal is to help and inspire people to become better.

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