Overcoming Depression Quotes and a Verse
"Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted."
- Matthew 5:4
"Take the first step, no more, no less,
and the next will be revealed."
- Ken Roberts
"If all human lives depended upon their usefulness -
as might be judged by certain standards - there would
be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world."
- Gene Tunney
"In moments of discouragement, defeat, or even despair,
there are always certain things to cling to. Little things usually:
remembered laughter, the face of a sleeping child, a tree in the
wind - in fact, any reminder of something deeply felt or dearly
loved. No man is so poor as not to have many of these small
candles. When they are lighted, darkness goes away - and
a touch of wonder remains."
- "These Small Candles"... tombstone inscription in Britain
"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling
with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain.
But you have already borne the pain. What you have
not done is feel all you are beyond that pain."
- Kahlil Gibran
"Depression loses its power when fresh
vision pierces the darkness."
- Peter Sinclair
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is
also full of the overcoming of it."
- Helen Keller
"One ceases to recognize the significance
of mountain peaks if they are not viewed
occasionally from the deepest valleys."
- Dr. Al Lorin
"You desire to know the art of living, my friend?
It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering."
- Henri Amie
"If you call your troubles experiences, and remember that
every experience develops some latent force within you,
you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse
your circumstances may seem to be."
- John Heywood
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all
I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing."
- Agatha Christie
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliott
- Dedicated to beautiful Jessica who left this world too early.