I find this could be a very motivational topic in the fight against depression. However, in the interests of preventing triggering, unless you can come up with a motivational factor, the likes of Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain who lost their battles should be avoided. I'd like to start off with a man who means a lot to me with motivation, a trually inspirational character. This man is the greatest in the history of my nation (Great Britain), he battled manic depression throughout his life starting in his youth, he is one of if not the most important men of the 20th century, some say that his manic depression actually helped him become one of the greatest war time leaders ever. He has probably made more inspirational, moving and important speeches than anyone else on record. He once spoke of his depression saying; "I don't like standing near the edge of a platform when an express train is passing through. I like to stand right back and if possible get a pillar between me and the train. I don't like to stand by the side of a ship and look down into the water. A second's action would end everything. A few drops of desperation." I am of course talking about Sir Winston Churchill, a man who never surrendered to depression. A few of his speech lines "Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." "to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone" "we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old." "Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands." "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."