Ever felt depressed? Of course you have. Everybody does now and again. Some unlucky souls suffer from recurrent or nigh-permanent depression.
I don't have a pill for that.
What I do have is a collection of one-liners, loving curated over the years, which can be a useful tonic when more serious philosophy fails to dispel a black mood. So, here are a few of my favourites for you.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. ~ Elbert Hubbard
Life – a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. ~ Ambrose Bierce
We live in an age where pizza gets to your home before the police. ~ Jeff Marder
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~ Mark Twain
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. ~ Oscar Wilde
We must believe in free will – we have no choice. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it. ~ Stanislaw J Lee
In the long run we are all dead. ~ John Maynard Keynes
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.~ Clarence Darrow
Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich. ~ G K Chesterton
Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out. ~ Anton Chekhov
Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious. ~ Brendan Gill
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. ~ Charles Darwin
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done. ~ Peter Ustinov