10 Quotes to Uplift You From Depression

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The following are a few of my favorites quotes I go to when I’m depressed. They inspire me to take it 15 minutes at a time and give me a dose of hope.

Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. –Meister Eckhart

Ask, and it will be given you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you. –Luke 11:9

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without want and a grief. But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. –Khalil Gibran

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. –Eleanor Roosevelt

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. –Rainer Maria Rilke

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. –Richard Bach

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. –Author Unknown

It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds. –Black Elk

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Originally published on Sanity Break at Everyday Health.

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Therese Borchard
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