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45 Quotes That'll Fill Your Heart with Hope If You're Struggling with Depression

Sometimes finding the words to express how heavy your heart is, is hard to do. And what’s even harder is finding the words to explain how badly you wish for some sign of hope in your life that there are going to be brighter days. Depression has this way of coloring your world in different shades of gray, bringing your spirits to an all time low, leaving you feeling empty and lost. As difficult as it may be, when you wake up in the morning, remind yourself of these quotes. Remember all the hope that exists in the world. You can make it through this, you will make it through this. 

  1. “If only you could sense how important you are to the live of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” –Fred Rogers 

  2. “It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.” –Maya Angelou 

  3. “No matter where your mind might roam, your life is always happening in the now.” –Dean Jackson

  4. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” –Victor Hugo

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

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

  7. “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

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

  9. “Man in 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 

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

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

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

  13. “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 

  14. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela 

  15. “Change your thoughts and you change the world.” –Norman Peale 

  16. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you start having positive results.” –Willie Nelson 

  17. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” –Albert Einstein 

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

  19. “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 

  20. “Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world: making the most of one’s best.” –Harry Emerson Fosdick 

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

  22. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald 

  23. “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 

  24. “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 

  25. “People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success” –Norman Vincent Peale 

  26. “It’s in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” –Aristotle 

  27. “Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” –Francis of Assisi 

  28. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up . the most certain way to suceed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas Edison 

  29. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” –John Wooden 

  30. “At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself: what is really important? Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.” Harry Emerson Fosdick 

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

  32. “You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust, you were born with ideals and dreams, you were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” –Rumi

  33. “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill 

  34. “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 

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

  36. “Pain insists on 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 

  37. “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 Kubler-Ross

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

  39. “It’s been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” –Isaac Asimov

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

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

  42. “A pearl is 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 a pearl.” –Stephan Hoeller 

  43. “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 

  44. “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 

  45. “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