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Thought-provoking Quotes About Depression (Page 2 of 2)

Quote: Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met. by author Johann Hari overlaid on photo of green grass field
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Depression is, in part, grief for your own life not turning out how it should; grief for your own needs not being met.


Quote: No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over. by author Iyanla Vanzant overlaid on photo of photo of brown parquet
Photo Credit: Luca Rüegg

No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.


Quote: Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. by author Jo Nesbø overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug beside book
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Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.


Quote: I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top. by author John Keats overlaid on photo of red stain on white wall
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I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.


Quote: Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles. by author Rob Delaney overlaid on photo of pair of white lace-up shoes
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Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles.


Quote: Certainly there is such a thing as chemical depression, and for that, obviously, there are issues that psychotherapists are much more expert at speaking to, but I think there is a low-grade depression that actually prevails in our society. And most of us feel it. by author Marianne Williamson overlaid on photo of photo of author Marianne Williamson with quote

Certainly there is such a thing as chemical depression, and for that, obviously, there are issues that psychotherapists are much more expert at speaking to, but I think there is a low-grade depression that actually prevails in our society. And most of us feel it.


Quote: I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse. by author Leonard Cohen overlaid on photo of purple flowered hedge plants
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I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.


Quote: Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. by author Joyce Meyer overlaid on photo of green and white painted wall
Photo Credit: Jené Stephaniuk

Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.


Quote: I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out. by author Joyce Meyer overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Mitch Harris

I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.


Quote: Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude. by author Joyce Meyer overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug beside book
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Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.


Quote: Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. by author John Wooden overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly in close up photography
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Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

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Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.


Quote: Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools. by author J. K. Rowling overlaid on photo of photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.


Quote: Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life. by author Horace overlaid on photo of white cat on white textile
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Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.


Quote: There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of black dog
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There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.


Quote: I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. by author Franz Kafka overlaid on photo of heart drawn on sand during daytime
Photo Credit: Khadeeja Yasser

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.


Quote: That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of city lights from hill
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That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.


Quote: When I diagnose my depression now, I think it was partially about saying goodbye to these kids that I always expected to have but already knew that I wouldn't. by author Elizabeth Gilbert overlaid on photo of body of water under blue sky with stars
Photo Credit: Lorenzo Nucci

When I diagnose my depression now, I think it was partially about saying goodbye to these kids that I always expected to have but already knew that I wouldn't.


Quote: At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness. by author Dorothy Hamill overlaid on photo of blue wooden door opened
Photo Credit: Joaquin Paz y Miño

At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.


Quote: Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of snow covered brown mountain
Photo Credit: Martin Jernberg

Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.


Quote: The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication. by author Daniel Goleman overlaid on photo of Daniel Goleman quote; white text on black background

The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.


Quote: The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls. by author Carrie Fisher overlaid on photo of man in cowboy hat
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The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.


Quote: Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. by author Carl Jung overlaid on photo of sunset dirt road
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Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.


Quote: People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. by author Ask Ann Landers overlaid on photo of photo of author Ask Ann Landers with quote

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.


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