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I wanted to share some of my the quotes that help inspire me when I’m depressed. I hope they help you if you’re feeling crappy. I also made them into backgrounds you can use on your computer. If you’d like to receive the free backgrounds just put your email below.
“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
“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.” — Stephan Hoeller
“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
“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky
“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” — Fred Rogers
“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” — Madeleine L’Engle
“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
“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” — C. S. Lewis
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” – James R. Cook
“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” – Richard L. Evans
“If you’re going through Hell, keep going. ” -Winston Churchill
“Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past. ” – Brian Tracey
“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” -Napoleon Hill
“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.” -Chinese Proverb
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. ” -Mark Twain
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.” -William James
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ” -Will Rogers
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
“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
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Author Unknown
“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
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen
“It is never too late to live happily ever after.” – Anonymous
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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