Positive thinking involves maintaining both mental and emotional attitudes that focus on the sunny side of life. Women who are able to thinking positively begin to expect happiness in their lives, and they also develop the inner strength needed to have the confidence to overcome life’s curveballs — including depression.
A positive attitude takes time to curate. One of the ways to help foster this habit is to read inspirational quotes to help with depression. These words of comfort and strength contain positive messages that women can endeavor to apply in their own lives.
Quotes to Help With Depression
1. “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
2. "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
3. "Once you choose hope, anything is possible." — Christopher Reeve
4. "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
5. "If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." — Fred Rogers
6. "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 keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." — Greenville Kleisser
7. "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
8. "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
9. “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
10. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi
11. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” — Dodie Smith
12. “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
13. “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
14. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.” — William James
15. “The darkest hour only has 60 minutes.” — Morris Mandel
A Happier, Healthier You Is Within Reach
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