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What is your go-to quote, phrase, or particular memory in life that keeps you going even in your hard times?

11. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill quote

– sealion7

12. My youngest brother. I practically raised that kid and when I moved out of my parent’s house he attempted suicide. I’ve been suicidal this past year but just the thought of him taking his life because I did; I can’t do that to him. His therapist had asked me to see him as often as possible. I’m going bowling with him today (:

– max_imo

13. “You’re not a failure, things just failed.” Said to me by someone.

I also like “It’s all a sh*t sandwich and everybody’s gotta eat.”

It makes me realize that it’s all just chaos, and nobody has figured out, we’re all just doing our best.

– UnsupportedDevice

14. ” The past need not become our future as well”.

– melelence

15. I really love this quote from Bojack Horseman:

“It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day that’s the hard part. But it does get easier”.

– yodaneverwalkedalone

16. “Death doesn’t stop depression, it just spreads it to somebody else.”

– i-am_useless

17. “Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

– ThatKarmaWhore

18. There’s a Butters quote from South Park, actually…

“I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like…It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I’m feeling is like a beautiful sadness.”

– buster284

19. A quote from Skyrim that has great meaning,

“Suffer the winter’s cold wind for it bears aloft next summer’s seed.”

Oh and a quote from the book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

” Fireflies love the dark too.”

– dx3055i

20. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

– TizneTheCoalMonster

21. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – By Lao Tzu

– OmnicOvrWtch

22. “Bend, but don’t break.”

And

“Out of the night that covers me,

      Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

      For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

      I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

      My head is bloody but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

      Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

      How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

      I am the captain of my soul.”

– Rick_J-420

23. I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that. Robin Williams

– hoopl0

24. “Don’t panic” hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy.

– Angst_teenager

25. “Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights, we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness, and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?

Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo…and it’s worth fighting for.”

– Proof111

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  • Max Planck, has said, science makes progress funeral by funeral: the old are never converted by the new doctrines, they simply are replaced by a new generation.

    This applies to any human run entity and is especially applicable to politics and the old people making laws.

  • What is your go-to quote, phrase, or particular memory in life that keeps you going even in your hard times?

    How did this question morph into suicide stories?

  • Covetous Shen: Hope… Do not look down, my friend. Even in the darkest of times, there is always hope.

    Hope for a better day, hope for a new dawn.

    Or just hope for a good breakfast. You start small, then see what you can get.

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  • My personal favorite is a Hymm written by Annie Johnson Flint.

    “He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
    He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
    To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
    To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
    When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
    When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
    When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
    Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

    His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
    His power no boundary known unto men;
    For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
    He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.”

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