The following quotes were put forward to me by mental health advocates, as quotes that have helped through difficult times or periods in their mental health.
August Pfizenmayer, Survival is a Talent:
“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” – Kahlil Gibran
“You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle” – Julian Seifter
Jemima Powell, Olive Branch Consultancy:
“Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything, giving thanks in all circumstances.” – Philippians 4:6
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
Patrick A. Roland, Author of ‘Unpacked Sparkle’:
“Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.” – Whitney Houston
“Confidence is not ‘They will like me’; it’s ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.’” – Christina Grimmie
What quotes, affirmations or mantras have helped you in difficult times?