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70 Best Quotes for Addiction Recovery

July 3, 2016

 

Best Addiction Recovery Quotes

  1. “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë

  2. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

  3. “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” – Carrie Fisher

  4. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  5. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn

  6. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

  7. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

  9. “It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.” – Russell Brand

  10. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

  11. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Zen proverb

  12. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

  13. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

  14. “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” – Agnes Repplier

  15. “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson

  16. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  17. “When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

  18. “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank

  19. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

  20. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

  21. “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

  22. “What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” – Hecato

  23. “Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  24. “People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” – Bill Cosby

  25. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

  26. “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

  27. “I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson

  28. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” – Albert Camus

  29. “Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” – Chinese proverb

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

  31. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

  32. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

  33. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

  34. “The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now.” – Bill Cosby

  35. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  36. “Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.” – Larry Michael Dredla

  37. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

  38. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Charlotte Whitton

  39. “Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” – Brian Tracy

  40. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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

  42. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

  43. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

  44. “When was the last time you woke up and wished you’d had just one more drink the night before? I have never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you’ll get through anything.” – Meredith Bell

  45. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

  46. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

  47. “Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  48. “Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.” – Shane Niemeyer

  49. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

  50. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

  51. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

  52. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

  53. “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger

  54. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

  55. “Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.” – Brian Tracy

  56. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

  57. “To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.” – Samuel Johnson

  58. “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” – Katharine Hepburn

  59. “Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.” – J. Petit Senn

  60. “We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely … change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” – George Sheehan

  61. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  62. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bernard Williams

  63. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

  64. “The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

  65. “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller

  66. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

  67. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

  68. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  69. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  70. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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