My Sobriety – Sobriety Quotes

There is no doubt that alcohol recovery is an arduous journey. Some days during my sobriety, I have found it really useful to keep a list of some of my favorite sobriety quotes handy. I often come across sobriety or inspirational quotes that resonate with me for one reason or another, when that happens I jot them down before I forget.

Here are my sobriety quotes, inspirational quotes and quotes that I just like;

‘Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence’


‘Take action to do the things that make you happy, with the people who make you happy, and to be happy with the person you are now’


First survive. Then thrive.

Keep your eye on the prize — while you do what it takes to survive – Millionaire Mommy Next door.


“He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.”
— Tao Te Ching



“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘good morning’ at total strangers.”

– Maya Angelou, Poet, Writer and Performer


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs


When the wine goes in, strange things come out.  ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Piccolomini, 1799


I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame everything on.  ~Oscar Levant


Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.  ~Jean Kerr



I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.  ~Winston Churchill


“Success is the art of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

~Dr. Suess~


“You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, if you hold that desire with singleness of purpose.”

–Abraham Lincoln


“What other people think of you is none of your business”


“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

–Theodore Roosevelt


“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

–T.S. Eliot

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

–Henry Ford



“Up, sluggard, and waste not life–there’ll be rest enough in the grave.”
Benjamin Franklin

Learn the art of changing your mind from failure consciousness to success consciousness – Napoleon Hill

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Zen Proverb

You can think and grow rich – 
I’ll want it and I’ll have it


Drag yourself out of depression. Try courage – do something different even though you don’t want to or do not have the energy to do it. Do it anyway and reward yourself for being courageous. Susan McMahon Ph.D – The portable Therapist


Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow – Susan McManhon

You can not control your feelings, it is a futility to try. Focus on accepting your feelings without fear and practice controlling your expressions of these feelings. There is time between the awareness of what you are feeling and your behavior. Begin noticing this time period.

There is no need for an instant reaction


“If you knew how powerful a negative thought was you would never have another”



unwanted tasks are the the #1 cause of your productivity problems.If you only did things you wanted to do, you’d probably be the most productive person in the world.



NEVER GIVE UP. Resolve here and now that you will keep moving forward until you have reached your goal. By Steven Barnes –

Believe in your own strengths and see your true value.  It is a key to success, without this ability, you won’t believe in yourself. – Zen Habits. (I edited this!)


‘I yam what I yam, and that’s all I yam’ Popeye. (I am what I am, take it or leave it)

As Steve Jobs said, never settle. If you find something that’s just a bit better than your current job, that’s better … but don’t stop there. Keep looking. Don’t give up the search.

“The wise person listens to everyone and thanks them for their opinion. Then he sends them away and does what he thinks best” Confucius.


One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Rita Mae Brown

Freedom to choose requires the courage to take responsibility for your life.

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.”

        Lao Tzu (Taoist philosopher)


To attract other people you must be attractive

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job

People look on the outside, God looks on the inside

Be smart, be wise, Be strong but not rude


What is troubling you? Not what’s wrong with you!


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5 thoughts on “My Sobriety – Sobriety Quotes

  1. Love the quotes!! Very inspirational and uplifting. Look forward to reading more of them in the future!
    Thank You!

  2. Leave preaching to the Preachers, Teachers, and Doctors. Be a living example of how great it is to be clean and sober.

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