49 Overcoming Addiction Quotes and Sayings


With more than 23.5 million Americans addicted to alcohol and drugs, addiction is a national crisis. There are many harmful consequences ranging anywhere between brain disease to other physical harmful effects. Here are some great addiction quotes and sayings that will aid in capturing the essence of addiction.

“Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

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

“Every noble work is at first impossible.”

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

“Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.”

“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!”

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

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

“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.”

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

“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.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.”

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’”

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”

“Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”

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

“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become.”

“Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.”

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

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

“The best way out is always through.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

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