12 Quotes That Only People Who Have Experienced Depression Can Relate To

There is no doubt that depression is difficult. It might feel confusing, impossible to work through and ultimately exhausting. But even on days when you feel this way, know that you are not alone. In fact, there are many people who have lived with depression just like you. Here are some quotes from others that will help you feel uplifted.

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“One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.” –Unknown

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt.

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“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. ―Christopher Columbus.

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“The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.” –Deepak Chopra

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“I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.” –Dr. Seuss

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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

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