50+ Best Overcoming Depression Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Profoundly inspirational overcoming depression quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

If you’re searching for quotes about being depressed and calming overthinking quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of top pessimistic quotes, uplifting self harm quotes and famous abusive relationship quotes.

Famous Overcoming Depression Quotes

The testimony we’ve heard has been depressing, totally depressing. NASA has an image of overcoming challenges that are preventing humankind from going into space. It seems that NASA has been unable to overcome the challenge of good financial record-keeping. — Dana Rohrabacher

Rastafarianism and reggae music have always kind of resonated with me. Those ideas of redemption, liberation and overcoming oppression through music, weed and community. Fighting evil through love and music, I think it’s just a really powerful idea. — Conor Oberst

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

We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim. — R.M. Drake

As long as hope remains and meaning is preserved, the possibility of overcoming oppression stays alive. — Cornel West

I’ve learned more from pain than I could’ve ever learned from pleasure.

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. — Joyce Meyer

In the darkest time, I have always believed, the light will shine. ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Art is always about overcoming obstacles between the inner condition and the skill for expression. — Ai Weiwei

It’s going to get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better. You just have to make it through.

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

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. — Paulo Coehlo

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To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them. One must knock them down alone. — Albert Einstein

Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.

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

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.

I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression. — Stuart Appleby

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

Sometimes life doesn’t give you something you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve more.

To that one soul reading this, I know you’re tired. You’re fed up. You’re so close to breaking. But there’s strength within you, even when you are weak. Keep fighting.

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. — C. S. Lewis

Usually, when people talk about the strength of black women they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation. — bell hooks

Whoever is trying to bring you down, is already below you.

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. — Greenville Kleisser

You either get bitter, or you get better. You either take what’s been dealt to you and allow it to make you better, or you allow it to tear you down.

It always seems impossible until it’s done. — Nelson Mandela

My best tip for overcoming depression is to regard it as being like the weather. It’s not your responsibility that it’s raining, but it is real when it rains, and the fact that it’s raining does not mean that the rain is never going to stop. The only thing to do is to believe that, one day, it won’t be raining and accept it so you can find a mental umbrella to shield yourself from the worst. The sun will eventually come up. — Stephen Fry

The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.

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

Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…it is the price of love.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible! — Audrey Hepburn

My entire life can be described in one sentence: it didn’t go as planned, and that’s ok.

I come from strong people who believe in the freedom of expression and, of course, a culture that believes in that. So the idea of overcoming adversity is something that is not unfamiliar. — Robert Battle

Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. — Aristotle

Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.

Change your thoughts and you change the world. — Norman Peale

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results. — Willie Nelson

Depression is focusing on yourself; on your troubles and what is not right. You can’t be depressed if you are focusing on others. It’s impossible. ― Elizabeth Bourgeret

Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones to rise above them.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ― Albert Einstein

Become aware of yourself. Everything will come to you, Chinmay, when you are in that most wonderful place on earth, the centre of your being. If you learn just one thing from this book, let it be that once you are aware of yourself, depression cannot hold you back any more than a tiger can be trapped in a spider’s web. ― Indu Muralidharan

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

Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. ― William James

Do you want to be in your own story or on the outside writing about it? Everyone battles fear and uncertainty every day. However, the only failure in life is believing that your value relies on other people’s approval or resources. The reality is this: When you are living your authentic self and not how people want you to act, then you are free to use the full spectrum of your creativity and gifts. People don’t need resources to get out of any life situation. They need creativity to create resources. When you realize that, becoming stuck is impossible. ― Shannon L. Alder

Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you.

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

Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

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