Recovery Quotes

  • 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
    there alone.
  • 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…’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
    represents total
    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
    opportunity knocks.
  • 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
    hurt anybody.
  • Forgiveness is a gift of high value, yet it cost’s
  • It is better to look ahead and prepare, than look back
    and regret.
  • It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live
    for it.
  • 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
    carry it.
  • My head is like a bad neighborhood and I shouldn’t go in
    there alone.
  • 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 fear—not 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
    back up.
  • 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
    the storm.
  • 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
    with them.
  • 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.

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