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51 Best Motivational Quotes for Depression and Anxiety

In today’s fast-paced life, mental issues like depression are very common. As per the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from it globally. Depression is a common mental disorder that leads to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death for people between the age of 15 to 29 years as per WHO. The biggest cause of depression is when a person feels unworthy, and it’s the job of his closed ones to cheer and motivate them and help come out from dark phrase. With the objective to motivate, we have compiled the best motivational quotes for depression.

Here you can find “World Health Organization report on Depression”

Powerful Motivational Quotes for Depression

1. “Depression is not worth it. Push Yourself. Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge Your Limits.”

2. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

3. “Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the times. It means even on hard days you know there are better ones are coming.”

4. Believe in Yourself. Practice loving yourself and not looking for acceptance.

5. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green

6. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius

7. “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

8. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” – Robert Frost

9. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.” — Maya Angelou

10. 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

11. “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

12. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” – William Hazlitt

13. “We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven.” – Martha Kilpatrick

14. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

15. “We are not to blame for our illness, but we are responsible for our health.” – Victoria Maxwell

16. Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

18. “What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” – Martha 

19. “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” – Les Brown

20. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” – Clive Barker

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

22. “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” – Steve Goodier

23. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” – Andrew Solomon

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

25. “Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” – Steve Maraboli

Uplifting and Motivational Quotes for Depression and Anxiety

26. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

27. “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

28. “I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson… Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.” – Robin Sharma

29. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurell K. Hamilton

30. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata

31. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’ – C.S. Lewis

32. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” – Amit Ray

33. “I think it’s very healthy, to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone. You need to know HOW to be alone and not be defined by another person.”

34. “Being Alone has a power that very few people can handle.”

35. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with.”

36. “The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.”

37. “The hardest walk you can make is alone. But it’s the walk that will make you stronger.

38. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

39. ““There is some kind of sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.” – C. Joybell

40. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” – Leroy Satchel Paige

41. “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

42. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

43. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” – William Hazlitt

44. “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” – Cynthia Occelli

45. “Beware trying to iron out all your quirks, perceived flaws, and doubts. It’s often these things that help you find strength, compassion, empathy for others and heart.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

46. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers

47. “Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative you can get beyond your pain or negativity.” – Yoko Ono

48. “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

49. “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

50. “Have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales

51. “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” – Osho

Most of us tend to believe that staying positive directly implies to being “happy”. The truth here is that there’s a lot of difference in being happy and staying positive.

During hard times when we certainly believe that everything is about to end and there’s absolutely nothing positive happening, you need to HOLD ON. That is when you have to be positive. You have to BELIEVE that everything will be alright and keep your mind calm.

Also read: 90 Positive Mind Quotes For Inspiring Perspective

They say thinking positively helps in ways you cannot even imagine. Guess what? They’re right too! I know it’s easier said than done. But this is where you have to struggle for a bit to reap the benefits in the future.

Opinions. What are they? Opinions are nothing but views or judgment of people about something, which are often not backed by facts or knowledge. It is rightly said that opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability or understanding.

In this world of mass social media use where opinions are expressed even without a second thought, we as humans must be accountable for whatever we blurt out through our keyboards.

People are very often influenced by the opinions of others. It directly or indirectly affects their mental health. Harsh opinions often bring out insecurities, lowers self-esteem, inferior complexes, and sometimes suicidal thoughts too. It’s high time we must have a thought on this. On the opinions, we make on others. On the responses, we give on other’s opinions as well.
Getting affected by people’s opinions might result in depression. Hence it is very important to break this cycle and be aware and acquire only the right information for ourselves. The only way to know the truth is to learn it for ourselves.

So here were the best motivational quotes for depression and anxiety. We believe you can now fill up your inner self with confidence and power to throw away the burden of depression and anxiety with these motivational quotes for depression.

Stay calm and be happy!

Stay healthy and stay positive you all ❤️

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