Inspirational Depression Quotes for Healing and Motivation

I’ve found that one great way to help keep motivated toward positive thinking and recovery from depression, is with depression quotes for inspiration. Here, I will include many of my favorite inspirational quotes that help when feeling depressed. Check back to for frequent updates or to stay motivated for recovery every day!

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Depression Quotes for Healing:

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” –Buddha

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

“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

“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

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

“There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” –Alexander Woollcott

“For true success, ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” –James Allen

“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.” –Lee Jampolsky

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” –Henry Ford

“You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” –Abraham Lincoln

“You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” –Deepak Chopra

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” –Albert Einstein

“What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now.” –Buddha

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” –Napoleon Hill

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

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” –Jim Rohn –Mark Twain

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” –Henry David Thoreau

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” –Anthony Robbins

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

“Devote today to something so daring even you can’t believe you’re doing it.” –Oprah

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs

“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.” –Napoleon Hill

“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

“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” –Steven Pressfield

“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

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” –Mark Twain –Rumi

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Lao-Tzu

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

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” –Mike Ditka

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” –Napoleon Hill –Mike Ditka



Depression quotes for healing are a great way to stay motivated each day because they are a quick read (You can read 1-2 depression quotes a day) and are often inspirational and motivating. These are a few of my favorite inspirational depression quotes. Please feel free to share some of yours!

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