20 Motivational Quotes to be Optimistic and Fight Depression

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Depression is unpredictable. You might not know if you're having depression until you see the consequences.


But you don’t need to experience those harmful consequences if you can manage yourself at an early stage.

You are at risk of depression. Whether it’s caused by genes, hormonal changes, stress, grief, or substance abuse, depression knows no race, education level, or economic background.

If you’re suffering from depression, you might find it hard to express the way you feel. Others may not understand what you’re going through and may try to cheer you up or are even confused about how you really feel.

Here are some motivational quotes that can help you conquer the risks you face when you’re feeling “blue” and depressed.

 “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” –John green

There’s always a rainbow after the rain. So no matter what happens, never lose hope, and never worry if your mind says to give up. Follow what your heart says and do the things you want with determination and courage.

“Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.” –Brooke Davis

Always remember that life is an obstacle. The doors of hope will shut in front of you. You need to experience lots of tough times in order to survive in this world. You’re not just a survivor on the battlefield; you’re a warrior that can conquer the world.

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” –James R. cook

You might feel depressed because of the things people say about you. Never pay attention to what they say because it doesn’t matter at all. Just ignore all the bad things they tell you and focus on cultivating yourself and go beyond your comfort zone.

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

Depression comes when you fail to do something. But you should not feel down when you make mistakes. Failure is part of being human. Nobody is perfect. Never be upset about the darkest past and continue to live the brightest part of your life.

“Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life, as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” –Henry David thoreau

If you want to fight your depression, you should focus on doing what you love. You should know what you want and follow your heart. No one can save you from the deepest part of sorrow but yourself.

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

You might also get depressed even when you’re doing nothing. You should keep yourself busy so that you will not have a chance to feel upset even in the smallest things. Be creative in doing meaningful things. Everything will be alright.

“When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.” –Andrew solomon

As the saying goes, no man is an island. You should always be with the people you love to restrain yourself from getting depressed. You’re not alone; you just need to open up the doors in your heart and let other people enter your life to make you feel happy and away from toxic environments. Be part of society, and let yourself be surrounded by loving and caring people.

“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

Even if you badly want to end your life due to depression, you should always think about those people who love you most. I know life is unfair and sometimes unreasonable, but even if you’re on the verge of killing yourself, you should endure all those hardships and live a better life.

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” –Thich Nhat hanh

Always remember that in life, there’s always hope while you’re alive. Just keep on trying, keep on going. Your hope is your greatest weapon to conquer your depression.

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” –Jacques prevert

Never leave happiness behind. A laughter a day can take the doctor away. There’s a lot of ways to smile, laugh, and be happy. Just enjoy your life, and always think of the good days.

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

Accept losses and disappointment. These are your stepping stones for success. You don’t need to win every battle; you just need to enjoy every moment and make the best out of it. Never lose your faith. Even a caterpillar can turn into a butterfly.

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” –Joyce meyer

You need to have a positive mind to fight the risks of depression. You need to take control of the things around you.

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

Always be brave and have the courage to do all the things in the best way you can. You are tough; you just need more time to realize it. I know you can do it. I believe in you. Keep fighting.

“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

If you want to get rid of depression, you should have habits that can make your life more useful and fulfilling. Don’t do this just for yourself but also for your loved ones.

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. if you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael jordan

You don’t need to stop because of problems. Figure out how to solve the mysteries and unlock those hidden puzzles that hinder your courage from moving forward. You are the only one that can solve your problems.

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” –Margaret Thatcher

You need to try once more if you want to get over your depression. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, the only thing to know is your goal. Even if you stumble and fall, try to get up and try to make it once more. Pursue your dreams and never surrender, no matter how many times you lose the battle.

“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

You can unleash your hidden potential when you encounter the darkest part of your life. Be grateful that you’ve experienced failures and sorrow because these will be the key to unlocking the treasures within you. Be patient until you’ve come to that moment.

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

You have the capability to conquer depression within you. Your life is in your hands. You can change the path of your destiny. You can be who you want to be. You can go wherever you want to go. Live every moment with full enthusiasm to take a breath and hold on to the rope that connects to the bright future ahead of you.

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

You can do anything as long as you have faith in yourself. There’s nothing wrong with holding on for a second and take a grip on what you want. Anything is possible if you just believe in yourself.

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” –Lee Lococca

When you’re stressed, you need an outlet to focus your emotions and express your feelings. Keep busy to do meaningful things, and keep the optimism in your spirit. You need to be positive at all times to push your stress away.

Conclusion at Today:

Depression is not as simple as it seems. It’s a serious matter that you need to pay more attention to. If you’re suffering from depression, you need to take a bigger step to get away from it.

You need to be happy, optimistic and brave to face all the challenges you might encounter.

Don’t be afraid. You’re not alone; there’s someone who sincerely loves you, and they will always stay by your side, no matter what. Keep going, keep living, and have a fantastic life.

Remember these inspirational quotes at all times, so you can win your own battle and fight depression.

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Jesse Long

Hi, my name is Jesse, father of a Yorkie and the founder of motivation2life.com. I really enjoy writing, especially the inspired and motivational articles, and believe that they will definitely help you become better.

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