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quote by Leonard Cohen: 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 … with background image: photo of author Leonard Cohen with 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.

--Leonard Cohen
quote by Ji-Hae Park: I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair. with background image: silhouette of stones during golden hour
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I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.

--Ji-Hae Park
quote by Janet Fitch: Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. with background image: landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour
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Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.

--Janet Fitch
quote by Jeanette Winterson: Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. with background image: photo of author Jeanette Winterson with quote

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.

--Jeanette Winterson
quote by Joyce Meyer: Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. with background image: green and white painted wall
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Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.

--Joyce Meyer
quote by Joyce Meyer: 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 … with background image: backdrop
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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.

--Joyce Meyer
quote by Joyce Meyer: Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude. with background image: green ceramic mug beside book
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Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.

--Joyce Meyer
quote by John Wooden: Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. with background image: photo of author John Wooden with quote

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

--John Wooden

Longer Version:

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 by Jean-Paul Sartre: Life begins on the other side of despair. with background image: photo of author Jean-Paul Sartre with quote

Life begins on the other side of despair.

--Jean-Paul Sartre
quote by J. K. Rowling: 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 yoursel… with background image: 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.

--J. K. Rowling
quote by Horace: Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life. with background image: photo of author Horace with quote

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.

--Horace
quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The nearer the dawn the darker the night. with background image: photo of author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with quote

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
quote by Henry David Thoreau: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry David Thoreau with 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.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by George Santayana: Depression is rage spread thin. with background image: shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera
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Depression is rage spread thin.

--George Santayana
quote by Franz Kafka: I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. with background image: photo of author Franz Kafka with quote

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

--Franz Kafka
quote by Ernest Hemingway: That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.

--Ernest Hemingway
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: 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. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with 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.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Dorothy Hamill: At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness. with background image: blue wooden door opened
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At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.

--Dorothy Hamill
quote by Dolly Parton: Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary. with background image: photo of author Dolly Parton with quote

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

--Dolly Parton

quote by Carrie Fisher: The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls. with background image: man in cowboy hat
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The world of manic depression is a world of bad judgment calls.

--Carrie Fisher
quote by Carl Jung: Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. with background image: photo of author Carl Jung with quote

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

--Carl Jung
quote by Ask Ann Landers: People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. with background image: photo of author Ask Ann Landers with quote

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

--Ann Landers
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