Mental Health Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mental health quotes, mental health sayings, and mental health proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.     

Abraham Lincoln

Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.      

Adam Ant

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.     

Carl Jung

About a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.     

C.G. Jung

It is naively assumed that the fact that the majority of people share certain ideas and feelings proves the validity of these ideas and feelings. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consensual validation as such has no bearing on reason or mental health.     

Erich Fromm

This feeling will pass. The fear is real but the danger is not.     

Cammie McGovern

Sanity remains defined simply by the ability to cope with insane conditions.     

Ana Castillo

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell     

Renata Adler

Hope, hope, hope. It has to be there. Rob the person of hope, and there won't be any recovery.     

Dan Fisher

If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around.     

Martin H. Fischer

Everyone has a moral backside, which he won't show unless he has to, keeping it covered as long as possible with the pants of respectability.     

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

I may have looked happy but inside Iwas hopelessly depressed.     

Stephen Fry

I really have a secret satisfaction in being considered rather mad.     

William Heath Robinson

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.     

Bo Bennett

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.     

Patricia Neal

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.     

Rodney Dangerfield

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.     

Philip K. Dick

I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity .     

Edgar Allen Poe

There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.     

Josh Billings

One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you we're put to the test and you didn't fall apart     

Linda Poindexter

It is those of us who have been broken that become experts at mending.     

Dr. Steve Maraboli

I love the person I've become, because I fought to become her     

Kaci Diane

A wise therapist taught me that anger is the emotion we snatch up to avoid less comfortable feelings - confusion, fear, sadness.     

Jill Herzig

Each time you set a healthy boundary, you say "yes" to more freedom.     

Nancy Levin

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up.     

Robert Tew

Talking won't change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness.     

Melissa Marr

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.     

Plutarch

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.     

Alan Watts

I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you're good at.     

Louis C.K

Depression is the inability to construct     

Rollo May