No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.
Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.
Human existence must be a kind of error.
..it may be said of it, 'it is bad today and every day it will get worse, until the worst of all happens'.
The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
Nothing else is needed to make you depressed, than to fancy you are so.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me.
Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
I can certainly see how people are overcome by depression.
You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity.