37 Quotes About Sober Living

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Facing sobriety and recovering from addiction can be one of the most difficult things we experience in life. These quotes about sober living will help us transcend addiction and find a new path.

“A gentleman is never rude except on purpose – I can honestly be nasty sober, believe you me.”

“Achieving true sobriety goes beyond abstinence. It’s also about healing your soul, apologizing for damage you did to others, and seeking forgiveness.”

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.”

“All the mistakes I’ve ever made in my life have been when I’ve been drunk. I haven’t made hardly any mistakes sober, ever, ever. ”

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

“Be grateful. These feelings, no matter how painful, are part of living. Today, we are alive—not anesthetized, not sedated, not passed out. Take control of your feelings and through action you can change. Today, as every day of sober living, we have a choice.”

“Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.”

“Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow.”

“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”

“Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing.”

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know… One who doesn’t try cannot fail and become wise.”

“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”

“I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people.”

“I can’t stress how much my daughter is an inspiration to stay sober. When I come home and she opens those big blue eyes at me, it’s the most amazing feeling I could ever feel.”

“I got sober, and I got happy again.”

“I have the obsessiveness of someone who’s a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction.”

“I just got tired of being sick and tired and feeling down. Unfortunately, you don’t realize this until you’re getting sober but the reason why you’re depressed all the time is it’s the drugs that are depressing you.”

“I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday’s gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That’s why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… for those who are willing to receive it.”

“I think a guy who’s had just the right amount of booze can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.”

“I’ve been sober now for a couple of years and I’m taking my sobriety very seriously – one day at a time and I am moving forward in my career.”

“may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.”

“My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.”

“Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.”

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“People still question my sobriety, my commitment to the program, and that hurts. I take things day by day, and sometimes I take them minute by minute, but I honor my commitment to stay sober.”

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

“The best way out is always through.”

“The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.”

“The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.”

“There is no better high than discovery.”

“To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger; but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.”

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”

“Waking up sober is a good day. I love being able to wake up and do positive things, to go to the gym.”

“When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day. When I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on the problem, the problem increases. If I focus on the answer, the answer increases.”

“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.”

“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.”

“Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there.”

It is amazing where we seek refuge as sobriety is found in our lives.

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