Depression is a deep emotion which is annoying and also at worst disturbs the life as a whole. Be that as it may, if one can get past it, then they surely will be having a promising future. Each and every day you should remain inspired and have positive intuition towards life.

Beating Depression Quotes

Here are some motivational quotes that will help people who are in depression to inspire and provide courage to continue encountering such situations with great spirit and confidence.

Beating Depression Quotes:

1. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”— John Wooden

2. “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”— Isaac Asimov

3. “Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”— James R. Cook

4. “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ― Guillaume Apollinaire

5. “If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life.” ― Abraham H. Maslow

6. “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

7. “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”—Unknown

8. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”— Lao Tzu

9. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”— Helen Keller

10. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”— Albert Camus

11. “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ― Thomas Edison

12. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ― Dolly Parton

13. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.”— Richard L. Evans

14. “Happiness does not depend upon who you are or what you have. It depends solely upon what you think.” ― Dale Carnegie

15. “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.”— Winston Churchill

16. “Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.”— Brian Tracey

17. “You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.” ― Khalil Gibran

18. “Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag

19. “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.” ― Dr. David M. Burns

20. “Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there isany virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” ― Bible Quote

21. “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.”— Saint Francis de Sales

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

23. “Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats

24. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”— Napoleon Hill

25. “Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”— Norman Vincent Peale

26. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald

27. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”— Confucius

28. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”— Lance Armstrong

29. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” ― Walt Disney

30. “One ceases to recognize the significance of mountain peaks if they are not viewed occasionally from the deepest valleys.” ― Dr. Al Lorin

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

32. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”— St. Francis of Assisi

33. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.”— Henry Ford

34. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill

35. “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.” ― Agatha Christie

36. “Depression is to me as daffodils were to Wordsworth.” ― Philip Larkin

37. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? .” ― Robert Schuller

38. “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

39. “A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.”— Chinese Proverb

40. “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

41. “Our love will blend together like turquoise is blue and green. There’s no depression or envy when both blur into one.” ― Jarod Kintz

42. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”— Martin Luther King Jr.

43. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”— Leo Buscaglia

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

45. “Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.”— Unknown

46. “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”— E. Joseph Cossman

47. “I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.” ― Christopher Hitchens

48. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”— Mark Twain

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

50. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”— Japanese proverb

51. “Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.”— Dorothy Rowe

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

53. “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”— Thomas Edison

54. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”— Wayne Gretzky

55. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”— Elisabeth Kübler- Ross

56. “He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.” ― Henry David Thoreau

57. “The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.”— Morris Mandel

58. “Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”— George S. Patton

59. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do it.”— William Durant

60. “Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.” ― Charlotte Brontë

61. “Things are neither good nor bad but thinking makes it so.” ― William Shakespeare

62. “Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” ― Henry David Thoreau

63. “What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.”— Dr. Patrick Gentempo

64. “Depression, as far as I’m concerned, is just a waste of time.” ― Helen Reddy

65. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

66. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

67. “Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.”— Unknown

68. “Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.”— Thoreau

69. “The universe never says no to your thought about yourself. It only grows it.” ― Neale Donald Walsch

70. “Change your thoughts and you change the world.” ― Norman Peale

71. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” ― Dan Millman

72. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”— Abraham Lincoln

73. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ― Unknown

74. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ― Richard Bach

75. “Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

77. “When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”— Alexander Graham Bell

78. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”— Albert Einstein

79. “If you never change your mind, why have one?.”— Edward De Bono

80. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Elliott

81. “Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” ― Meister Eckhart

82. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”— Will Rogers

83. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”— Oscar Wilde

84. “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”— Unknown

85. “We learn from failure, not from success.” ― Bram Stoker

86. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

87. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ― Albert Einstein

88. “Take the first step, no more, no less, and the next will be revealed.” ― Ken Roberts

89. “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

90. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”— C.S. Lewis

91. “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

92. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ― Wayne Dyer

93. “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I am permitted to hold for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw

94. “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.” ― Mary Pickford

95. “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.” ― Nathaniel Brand

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

97. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

98. “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

99. “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

100. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

101. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton