Depression & Sadness Quotes

Feeling sad or depressed?

Do you feel like you have given up and lost hope?

If so…

Here are over 1000 motivational and inspirational quotes that will help you beat depression and will change your outlook on life.

These positive messages will give you the hope you need to know that life is beautiful and worth living.

Yes, there can be some tough days. And for some of us, those tough days can be a lot worse than others.

But remember, you have the power to choose what you want from this life and how you define each situation in it.

It is up to you, and only you, to create the life you want.

What do you choose?

To give into the negativity?

Or will you choose to find the positive in the situation and become stronger from it?

Remember, no matter what your situation in, there is someone who has it worse than you and they have overcome their obstacles.

Do you know about Nick Vujicic? This man has no arms or legs and he lives life with the biggest smile, has a beautiful wife and daughter, and travels the world as a speaker.

If he can overcome his obstacles, so can you!

Without further ado, here are over 1000 of the best inspirational and motivational quotes that will help you overcome your sadness or depression:

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There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ― Mahatma Gandhi

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ – Sydney Harris

Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much more power over your life. – Mandy Hale

“In my life…
I’ve lived,
I’ve loved,
I’ve lost,
I’ve missed,
I’ve hurt,
I’ve trusted,
I’ve made mistakes..
But most of all,
I’ve learned.

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. Kris Carr

People lose their enthusiasm and disengage for a variety of reasons. It can be due to boredom, disinterest, rejection, apathy, overwhelm, or exhaustion. Once a person begins to disengage, the tendency can bleed over into other areas of their life and disconnect them from what would actually bring them joy. ― Susan C. Young

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. – Joel Osteen

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. Willie Nelson

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Dennis P. Kimbro

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. – Tena Desae

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. – Jim Rohn

Have patience with all things, but chiefly 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

You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. – English Proverb

At the end of the day, people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Be failthful in the small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Theresa

Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.

Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you. ― Alysha Speer

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. – Marla Gibbs

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do it.” William Durant

“Be happy…not because everything is good. But because you can see the good in everything.”

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

“What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.” – Dr. Patrick Gentempo

“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” ― Tom Bodett

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the sawn will come. You wait and watch and work: don’t give up.” – Anne Lammot

“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy until you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” – Ralph Marslon

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything: they just make the best of everything they have.”

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

“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

“The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”

“Expectations are resentments under construction.” – Anne Lamott

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
Nelson Mandela

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
― Christian D. Larson

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” – Dita Von Teese

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu



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