Recovery Quotes

“When you dance with a gorilla it is the gorilla who decides when to stop.”

“Sometimes the hardest decision in life is which bridge to cross and which one to burn”

“Addictions are cunning, baffling, powerful and very, very patient!”

“The bottom started falling out faster than I could lower my standards.”

“Addicts don’t have relationships, we take hostages!”

“God’s will is to be of maximum service to others without regard of cost to self. Self will is to be of maximum service to self without regard of cost to others.”

“If you hang around the barber shop long enough you’re gonna get a hair cut.”

“When you have reached the end of all the light that you know, and you must step out into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: either you will have something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly!”

“Change your attitude or change your sobriety date!”

“God never closes one door without opening another, but sometimes He makes us wait in the hallway…”

“What happened in the past is over, you can’t unscramble scrambled eggs!”

“We are either working on recovery or we’re working on a relapse.”

s.l.i.p. = Sobriety Lost Its Priority”

“If you hang around the barbershop long enough, you’re gonna get a haircut.”

“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.”

“Sometimes the hardest decision in life is which bridge to cross and which one to burn”

“Speak when you are angry–and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Habits… the only reason they persist is that they are offering some satisfaction… You allow them to persist by not seeking any other, better form of satisfying the same needs. Every habit, good or bad, is acquired and learned in the same way – by finding that it is a means of satisfaction.” – Juliene Berk

“With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best.” – Zig Ziglar

“The greatest gift you can give you somebody is your own personal development.  I used to say, ‘If you will take care of me, I will take care of you.’  Now I say, ‘I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me.’”  Jim Rohn

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