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Depression can make life harder than it seems. It skews your perception of reality and makes you feel like nothing matters. While we can uplift our mood with good music or entertaining movies, some of the most insightful quotes about depression can also make us feel better.

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Below are 23 quotes to read on the days you feel gloomy.
  • “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” —Richard L. Evans
  • “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” —John Green
  • “Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet.”–Someone

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  • “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
  • “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”— Viktor E. Frankl
  • “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”— Jacques Prevert
  • “Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.”– Someone

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  • “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers
  • “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius
  • “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” — Frida Kahlo
  • “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
  • “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” — Grantland Rice
  • “I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary—the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.” — Malcolm Gets
  • “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” — Parker Palmer

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  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “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
  • “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “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
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” Robert Frost
  • “I was only 9 years old. At that time you don’t realize that you can work super hard and give everything you have and lose. It was the best message for me.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • “Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.” — Mike Krzyzewski
  • “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” Dodie Smith
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This article was first published on 27th April 2022


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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