10 Uplifting Quotes for a Depressed Heart

What is it about a short quotation that carries so much power? Anyone who has ever been moved by "I have a dream" or "I think, therefore I am" knows that a single, simple quote can change a day, a life, a world.

For those who suffer from depression, words of uplift and inspiration are always welcome. Explore these quotations and see if a few simple words might change your day, your life, or your world.

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales

"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

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

"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

"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

"Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
C.S. Lewis

"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, the 14th Dalai Lama

"What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think."
Dr. Patrick Gentempo

"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness."
Reinhold Niebuhr

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Leo Buscaglia


Ann said...

Hey ! these thoughts are really good... Great Initiative to boost morals...

May 6, 2009 at 1:27 AM
Anonymous said...

I have a goal and a dream - all tied to the success of my blog. But some days its so hard to keep up my momentum. You blog always helps to pick me up.

May 6, 2009 at 4:22 AM
positively present said...

Wonderful quotes here! My favorite was this one: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Sometimes it is the littlest things that can make the biggest difference.

May 6, 2009 at 9:45 AM
Sweet Serendipity said...

Very nice. Thank you for putting them together. Like a breath of fresh air.

May 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM
ANNA-LYS said...

Great composition and the pic I just love!

May 6, 2009 at 10:52 PM
Anonymous said...

These words are unbelievably inspiring!

May 6, 2009 at 11:04 PM
mj said...

I love reading your posts. Very uplifting... thanks yet again.

May 7, 2009 at 8:43 AM
Sausha said...

Boy do you have a crowd mom. But they are speaking only words of truth. I don't see good old Audrey on here though :) haha!
Love you

May 7, 2009 at 9:35 PM
girltimecoaching.net said...

THANK YOU TO ALL... IT MAKES ME *SO* VERY HAPPY TO FACILITATE THIS INSPIRATION. I appreciate you all for sharing and visiting.

You ALL bring me unexpected moments of Happiness. Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new.
“We cannot tell the exact moment a friendship is formed; as in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses, there is at last one that makes the heart run over.”

Thank you for your drops of kindness!

Cheers & Hugs!

May 8, 2009 at 9:27 PM
Yafeelingme69@yahoo.com said...

Thank you! This is what I needed for my time of termoil. I feel a little more hope in my life.

August 30, 2010 at 7:04 PM
Unknown said...

Thank you soooo much for this...I was feeling a little down today and you lifted me up.

February 17, 2011 at 5:36 AM
Anonymous said...

This didn't help me.

February 21, 2011 at 5:41 PM
Anonymous said...

Sure they may be uplifting, just not for my situation right now :(

August 19, 2011 at 4:44 AM
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April 4, 2012 at 4:56 AM
Lilly said...

Lovely quotes :)

May 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM
Unknown said...

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