Try to be grateful and resentful at the same time, you
can’t serve two masters.
Faith chases away fear.
We have to give it away to keep it.
Surrender to become Victorious.
Don’t work my program, or your program, work “the
The alcoholic’s mind is like a bad neighborhood, don’t go
Gratitude, that’s the attitude.
When the pain of staying sober becomes less than the pain
of getting drunk, you’ll stay sober.
My worst day sober is better than my best day drunk.
The elevator to sobriety is broken, take the steps.
Religion is for people who are afraid they’ll go to hell.
Spirituality is for people who have been there.
The quality of your recovery is proportional to the
quality of your surrender.
I’m basically a negative person, that’s why I’m so happy.
Untreated alcoholism without the steps on a daily basis
will make my past my future.
Tomorrow’s a fantasy and yesterday’s gone…there’s only
When you’ve got one foot in yesterday and the other in
tomorrow, you can only piss on today.
An expectation is a premeditated resentment.
You cannot save your ass and your face at the same time.
Resentment is the poison I take to hurt you.
You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Do not count the days, make the days count.
Refrain from envy…..it’s the source of much
Kindness cannot be taught by harshness – not by any
amount of harshness.
Patience is counting down without blasting off.
Its’ okay to make plans but don’t plan the outcomes.
Isolation is the Darkroom where I develop all my
Do you want to be right or do you want to have peace?
Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
Live in the answer, not in the problem.
Faith is not belief without proof; it’s trust without
A self sponsored person is a good example of unskilled
Stay a little longer, try a little harder.
The first step adds years to my life, the rest add life
to my years.
Depression: Anger without the enthusiasm…
There is no pain in change, the pain comes from the
resistance to change.
Recovery is a journey between two stations. One station
chaos, and the other represents total serenity. What is important is not
where you are, but what direction you are facing.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of
You are never given a wish without also being given the
power to make it true.
You may have to work for it however.
Surrender is a process not an event.
Spirituality has as much to do with religion as honesty
has to do with the truth.
With an Attitude of Gratitude It’s Impossible to get
My favorite definition of suggestion: Your house is on
fire, I suggest you get out!
Love and recovery are idle potential. They become real
when they are shared.
To forgive is to be released from the bondage of self.
We are not measured by what we do, but by the things we
It is the smallest of moments that define my sobriety.
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
If someone’s throwing dirt on you, they’re losing ground.
Just get out of your own way and relax
You can’t be hateful when you’re grateful.
A great remedy for anger is delay.
SPONSORS: Have One…Use One…Be One.
A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when
Every time I close the door on reality, it comes back
through the window.
Fear is faith turned inside-out.
Formula for failure: Try to please everyone.
In life, pain is necessary; suffering is optional..
Hearing is a gift, listening is an art.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
If you can’t love everybody today, at least try not to
Forgiveness is a gift of high value, yet it cost’s
It is better to look ahead and prepare, than look back
It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live
It is nice to be important, but more important to be
Good judgement comes from experience and experience
comes from poor judgement
Resentments are like peeing your pants; nobody else feels
it but you.
It is not the load that breaks you down but the way you
My head is like a bad neighborhood and I shouldn’t go in
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss
is what dies inside us while we live.
Jumping to conclusions is a bad exercise.
If you share your pain you cut it in half, if you don’t
you double it.
Courage is fear in action.
Attitudes are contagious–is yours worth catching.
Life is what happens while you’re making other plans.
Minds are like parachutes for the function ONLY when
Courage is mastery of fearnot absence of fear.
Forgiveness is giving up the hope of a better past.
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most
Remember…. Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys
them as much.
Some folks won’t look up until they are flat on their
Some people develop eye strain looking for trouble.
We didn’t all come over on the same ship, but we’re all
in the same boat.
Love tells me I am everything.
Wisdom tells me I am nothing.
And between the two my life flows.
Dry up and tighten up.
Failure isn’t in falling down, it’s in failing to get
A smile is a curve that can set things straight.
The best way to keep your word is not to give it.
Serenity Isn’t freedom from the storm, it is peace within
You can tell the size of the man by the size of the thing
that makes him mad.
Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your
I am not responsible for my feelings; but what I do
Experience is the hardest kind of teacher, it gives you
the test first and the lesson afterwards.
You never know what is enough, until you know what is
more than enough.
We are continually faced with a series of great
opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Only an open mind can be healed.
If you still haven’t found the pot of gold at the end of
the rainbow, just enjoy the rainbow.
Men do not fail, they give up trying.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing
those you hold well.
Identify – Don’t compare.
Every misery I miss is a new blessing.
Self pity is your worst enemy.
It is better to light a candle than to curse the
Life is a hospital, in which every patient is possessed
by the desire to change his bed.