A collection of quotes and other information about sobriety

Recovery Quotes

Here is a collection of inspiring and encouraging quotes to help you on the road to recovery. These quotes can be used a stepping stone to start your day, helping you stay focused and balanced. Positive and insightful quotes are one the best free tools to use on your journey. Think of these as “recovery gifts”, little presents from the minds and hearts of others meant to lead you to that better place in life.

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.”—Julius Charles Hare“Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.”—John Dryden

“Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation.”—Peter Sinclair

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”—Dr. Dale Turner

“Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.”—Angel Cordero, Jr.

“Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. “—Og Mandino

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”—Japanese proverb

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do it.”—William Durant

“He who has hope has everything.”—Arabian Proverb

“I believe in recovery and as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.”—Ann Richards

“If we let go our vice-like grip of self, only then can we be truly free.”—Reed Murphy

“It does not matter how deep you fall, what matters is how high you bounce back.”—Unknown

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”—Joseph Campbell

“It is not our mistakes that define who we are; it is how we recover from those mistakes.”—Bo Bennett

“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.”—Elie Weisel

“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.”—Michel de Montaigne

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”—Thomas Edison

“Raise yourself up after a fall.”—St. Francis de Sales

“The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.”—Allen Klein

“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.”—Henry David Thoreau

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”—Anatole France

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”—Martin Luther King

“We must move in our recovery from one addiction to another for two major reasons: first, we have not recognized and treated the underlying addictive process, and second, we have not accurately isolated and focused upon the specific addictions.”—Anne Wilson Schaef

“When journeying down the long dark road, we must continue on and never give up faith we’ll one day reach our destination – no matter how ugly that road appears before the naked eye.”—Reed Murphy

“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.”—Dan Millman

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