10 Uplifting Quotes For the Depressed Heart

Here are a few of my favorite quotes to read when I'm depressed or going through hard times. Please feel free to add your own inspiring quotes in the comments section. Let's make a list of all the best quotes so we can help anyone that's struggling with depression.

Also, the video below is rather inspiring. I thought you might like it. :)

1. "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

2. "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

3. "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

4. "A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you." —Joyce Meyer

5. "Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” —Matt Lucas

6. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." —Thich Nhat Hanh

7. "Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light." —Madeleine L'Engle

8. "Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment." —Greenville Kleisser

9. "There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind." —C. S. Lewis

10. "The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." —Tenzin Gyatso