35+ life-changing Quotes to challenge and prevent depression

quotes to fight depression

Here we present 35+ life-changing Quotes to challenge and prevent depression. Depression is a curse of this modern civilization. The modern world with all its offerings and comforts has gifted ‘depression’ to human beings. Many of us today accepted that depression is not mere sadness, but something more poisonous. Here we will find out more than 35 wise quotes which can help us to lead a balanced life, and boldly face the challenge of depression, that may be hiding at some unknown corner of our lifeline.

Our situations, or our bitter past, or disturbing present, bad relationship, loneliness, disbalance in life, not handling our expectations properly, peer pressure, competition, sudden emptiness in life, some diseases and so many other things make our life painful. And there are many human warriors who fight against such negativities of life and still go on undefeated in their life. But there are many who can’t go ahead much and become a victim of ‘depression’.

This post is not to define it or find out the reasons behind depression, but this post will try to present a few quotes that may bring some change in our thought process and help us to remain safer from depression. We all know prevention is better than cure. So why not be a little more cautious about our lives?

Life-changing Quotes to challenge and prevent depression

“We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can from, life.” — Sir William Osler

What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.” — Goethe

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Einstein

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” —Elbert Hubbard

“The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” — Elbert Hubbard

“We are so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.” — Joseph Campbell

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, and do just as one pleases.” — William Hazlitt

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.” — Donne

Self-love is the instrument of our preservation.” — Voltaire

“Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself loses his misery.” — Matthew Arnold

“Man would sooner have the void for his purpose than be void of purpose.” — Nietzsche

“Fortunate is the man who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.” — Napoleon Hill

“Many men have the wrong idea about what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller

Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; it is better to be alone than to be in bad company.” — George Washington

“The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.” — Jan Patoka

“One hour is marked, and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined.” — Napoleon

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Thomas Jefferson

“A wise man never loses anything if he has himself.” —Montaigne

“The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.” — Montaigne

“It is the mind that maketh good or ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.” — Edmund Spenser

Between the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing.
Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway.
” — Kabir

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.” — Thomas Fuller

“We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.” — Thomas Fuller

Be a friend to thyself, and others will be so too.” — Thomas Fuller

“A friend to all is a friend to none.” — Thomas Fuller

“A good friend is my nearest relationship.” —Thomas Fuller

“Few there are that will endure a true friend.” — Thomas Fuller

“They are my friend who speaks well of me behind my back.” — Thomas Fuller

“It is best to live as friends with those in time with whom we would be to all eternity.” — Thomas Fuller

“Judge before friendship, then confide till death.” — Edward Young

“Reserve will wound friendship, and distrust will destroy it.” — Edward Young


“Friendship is constant in all other things save in the office and affairs of love.” —Shakespeare

“A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.” — Shakespeare

“I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends.” — Shakespeare

“We are advertised by our loving friends.” — Shakespeare

Take Away

Love yourself, as it’s important. Real friendship and real friends can help a lot, but sometimes it’s quite difficult to get such friends in life. So it’s wise to be cautious while making friends. Self-control is very important. There are so many wise words to follow which may make us stronger to face difficult situations and maintain a balanced state of mind. And some of such wise words you have just gone through in this post. Now share this post with your friends and relatives. Read our other posts.