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Quotes and Sayings about Depression



Here are some sayings, reassurances, and truisms about depression. I find that reading others articulate depression helps me in coping with it. Feel free to contribute.

  • "Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not character."
  • “If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.” - Dr. R. W. Shepherd
  • "Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer." - Dorathy Rowe
  • "That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key." - Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." - Lao Tzu (Not specifically about depression, but certainly applies.)


Every cloud has a silver lining -

The Blackness

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is strange with it's twist and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out,
So don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed you just never know.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
And the darkness hovers and weighs on him,
He cannot see in the light so dim,
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to world renown.

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
How close you are you can never tell,
When the blackness has cast it's ugly spell,
So stick to the fight when hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


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Jul 27, 2017
I did all the therapies you have in town. The conclusion came quickly … My problem was happiness. I was not desperate, no, happiness when it is at the beginning is still controllable. ” Depressing Quotes

“DEPRESSION is a rift that opens on the floor of life
and leads to a gray and solitary world where a constant cold mist dampens the soul that overflows in the gaze.”

Man’s loneliness can cause inspiration or depression!

As long as life is well the time runs faster, the best benefit you can take from this brief moment is to help others to be happy …

Reading is a chronic state of depression.

The Depression makes you lock yourself in your own world, you end up getting away from people half inadvertently, and sooner or later you end up being lonely, and loneliness, it drives you crazy …. ”Depressing Quotes”

For a soul eroded by depression, all sweet is bitter.
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