Some of Our Favorite Recovery Quotes

We’ve been posting a Recovery Quote of the Day on our Facebook page almost every day for quite a few months. The feedback has been great, so much so that we thought we would compile all the ones we’ve posted so far here on our website.

If you’ve got a favorite quote that we should share on our Facebook page, send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.



.People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.
– Anonymous

Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
– William James

Behind real freedom lies real discipline.
– Erwin Raphael McManus

Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.
– Anonymous

Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.
– Anonymous

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
– Anonymous

You can’t be who you’re going to be and who you used to be at the same time.
– T. D. Jakes

Behavior never lies.
– Anonymous

In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

There is a reason why the rear view mirror is so small and the windshield is so big—where you’re headed is much more important than where you’ve been.
– Anonymous

Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet.
– Dale Partridge

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
– George Bernard Shaw

I love you means nothing until you’ve seen the scars from all my yesterdays and still long for all my tomorrows.
– Anonymous

It’s not joy that makes us grateful. It’s gratitude that makes us joyful.
– Anonymous

Confidence is not they will like me. Confidence is I’ll be fine if they don’t.
– Anonymous

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw

Every flower must grow through dirt.
– Anonymous

When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.
– Lewis C. K.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
– Thomas Merton

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
– Mark Twain

Don’t let someone change who you are to become what they need.
– Anonymous

A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.
– Anonymous

At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not our competence but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.
– Anonymous

The same boiling water that softens a potato hardens an egg. It’s about what you are made of, not the circumstances.
– Anonymous

The things that we love tell us what we are.
– Thomas Aquinas

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
– Anonymous

A wise man once said…nothing.
– Anonymous

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You decide.
– Anonymous

What if I told you that 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you’d be happy. So why are you so afraid to change?
– Karen Salmansohn

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.
– David G. Allen

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department generally uses water.
– Anonymous

Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.
– Anonymous

The volume of your voice does not increase the validity of your argument.
– Steve Maraboli

One reason people resist change is that they focus on what they have to give up, instead of that they have to gain.
– Anonymous

You may be pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you’re mean.
– Katie Holmes

When things aren’t adding up in your life, start subtracting.
– Anonymous

Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
– George Bernard Shaw

Your best teacher is your last mistake.
– Anonymous

Give out what you most want to come back.
– Anonymous

If you’re helping someone and expecting something in return, you’re doing business not kindness.
– Anonymous

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
– Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes each day unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.
– Ancient Zen saying

We are what we repeatedly do.
– Aristotle

The secret to change is to focus all of your energy in not fighting the old but in building the new.
– Socrates

Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you nobody would believe it.
– Anonymous

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi

When you are a giraffe and you receive criticism from turtles, they are reporting the view from the level they’re on.
– T. D. Jakes

Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in. Don’t let what is going on around you weigh you down.
– Anonymous

Open your mouth only if what you say is going to be more beautiful than silence.
– Anonymous

Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength.
– Anonymous

It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.
– Roy Disney

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings.
– Anonymous

You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
– Ziggy

The number of followers you have does not make you better than someone else. Hitler had millions; Jesus had 12.
– Anonymous

Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.
– Frank Sonnenburg

When someone tells me no, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.- Karen E. Quinones Miller

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
– Maya Angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
– Maya Angelou

When looking back doesn’t interest you anymore, you’re doing something right.
– Anonymous

We become what we think about.
– Earl Nightingale

When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
– John Lennon

Never assume quiet is weak and loud is strong.
– Anonymous

Don’t stumble over something behind you.
– Anonymous

Show respect even to those who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
– David Wills

You have to learn to get up from the table when love is no longer being served.
– Nina Simone

If the only prayer you said your whole life was, thank you, that would suffice.
– Meister Eckhart

We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.
– Ernest Hemingway

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
– Oscar Wilde

As I walked out the door to my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred, and bitterness behind that I would still be in prison.
– Nelson Mandela

Clutter is no more than postponed decisions.
– Barbara Hemphill

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says I’m possible.
– Anonymous

Truth without love is brutality. Love without truth is hypocrisy.
– Warren W. Wiersbe

You can’t make everybody happy. You’re not a jar of Nutella.
– Anonymous

F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything and Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’  The choice is yours.
– Zig Ziglar

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that amateurs built the ark. Experts built the Titanic.
– Anonymous

You’re not a drop in the ocean. You’re the entire ocean in a drop.
– Rumi

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
– Dennis P. Kimbro

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
– Zig Ziglar

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

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
– Ambrose Redmoon

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
-Dr. Seuss

We become what we think about most of the time.
– Earl Nightingale

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

What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.
– Henry Ford

Misery loves good company, so if you are surrounded with drama, gossip and fools you may want to consider that you are presently at risk of becoming one of them.
– Bryant McGill

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. He said, My son,
The battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment
Inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.
The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather, Which wolf wins?
The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed.
– Anonymous

Having resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.
-Mother Teresa

The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.
– Anonymous

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
-Oscar Wilde