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Recovery Quotes


Here are some great recovery quotes!

-A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

-All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.

-All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

-Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.

-Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.


-Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

-Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

-Everything begins with an idea.

-Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

-Everything that’s really worthwhile in life comes to us.

-Excellence always sells.

-Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.

-Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

-Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.

-Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

-Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.

-Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

-People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be – whether they will admit that or not.

-People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.

-Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you’ve reached your goal.

-Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.

-The big thing is that you know what you want.

-The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!

-The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.

-The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.

-We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.

-We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we’ve established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

-We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.

-We tend to live up to our expectations.

-We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.

-What’s going on in the inside shows on the outside.

-Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

-Whenever we’re afraid, it’s because we don’t know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

-Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.

-You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own “acres of diamonds.”

-You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.

-You’ll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

-You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.

-Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.

-Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” –Sanskrit proverb

“I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult…. I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.” —Og Mandino

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.” Louisa M. Alcott.

“When you´re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill.

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” Jacques Prévert.

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.” Martin Luther King.

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” – Eddie Rickenbacker

“Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.” ~James Russell Lowell

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein

“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” ~Rumi

“Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!” ~Phil Humbert

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~Alan Cohen

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand … and melting like a snowflake.” ~Marie Beyon Ray

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~Joe Sabah

“More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.” ~Unkown

“I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.” ~Alexandra Stoddard

“Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment…this day…is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day…each moment of this day…a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.” ~Dan Custer

“The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.” ~Robyn Davidson

“Every day is a fresh beginning. Every morn is the world made anew.” ~Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~Meister Eckhart

“All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.” ~JFK

“Your mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe. When you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear.” ~Rumi

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whatever you do or dream you can do … begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”~J.W. von Goethe

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~Plato

“He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.” ~Horace

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”~Henry Ford

“You will never win if you never begin.” ~Helen Rowland

“I wake expectant, hoping to see a new thing.” ~Annie Dillard

“From small beginnings come great things.” ~Proverb

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”~Theodore Roosevelt

“A hard beginning maketh a good ending.” ~John Heywood

“There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.” ~Sir Francis Drake

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu

“The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.” ~Henry S. Hoskins

“What the caterpillar calls the end the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” ~Lao Tzu

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~Maria Robinson

“The distance is nothing; it’s only the first step that is difficult.” ~Marquise du Deffand

“Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow … today. Let it be a small beginning … a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today … every day.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Making the beginning is one third of the work.” ~Irish Proverb

“Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.” ~Natalie Goldberg

“So many fail because they don’t get started… they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.” ~W. C. Stone

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~Louis L’Amour

“Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step – large and small – with courage and intent.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” ~Eugene F. Ware

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

“When there is a start to be made, don’t step over! Start where you are.” ~Edgar Cayce

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.” ~Ivy Baker Priest

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~T.S. Eliot

“The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~Chinese proverb

“What appears to be the end may really be a new beginning.” ~ Unknown

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw

“Almost everything comes from nothing.” ~Henry F. Amiel

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis

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

“Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.” ~Olga Korbut

“It is necessary; therefore, it is possible.” ~Guiseppe Borghese

“Every end is a new beginning.” ~Proverb

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose … not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” ~Anne Sullivan

“Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.” ~Julia Cameron

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” ~Marsha Petrie Sue

“One step must start each journey.” ~Unknown

“Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.”~Publilius Syrus

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” ~Tom Stoppard

“It was on that road and at that hour that I first became aware of my own self, experienced an inexpressible state of grace, and felt one with the first breath of air that stirred, the first bird, and the sun so newly born that it still looked not quite round.” ~Colette

“When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.” ~Eileen Caddy

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” ~Jonathan Winters

“The metamorphosis that transforms the lowly worm into a beautiful butterfly reminds us of the loving miracle producing Creator always at work before us, around us, and in us. To witness this marvel is to experience our own resurrection, new life, and beginning.” ~J. Lloyd Ewart

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” ~Dr. Dale Turner

“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.” ~Julia Cameron

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent van Gogh

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” ~Anonymous

“Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn’t be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.” Leo F. Buscaglia

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” Ayn Rand

“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” Abraham Lincoln

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” Abraham Lincoln

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.”Abraham Lincoln

“If at first an idea isn’t absurd there is no hope for it.”Albert Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle.”Albert Einstein

“Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are.” Alfred Armand Montapert

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide

“You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings.” Andrew Jackson

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” Anne Frank

“When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top” Unknown

“Your altitude is determined by your attitude” Unknown

“Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable” Unknown

“Those who follow the crowd are quickly lost in it.” Unknown

“What you become is more important than what you accomplish.” Unknown

“No individual raindrop considers itself responsible for the flood.” Unknown

“Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow. Assume an attitude of positive expectancy!” Unknown

“Man is what he believes.” Anton Chekhov

“But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.” Armistead Maupin

“The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.” Ashley Montagu

“The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.” Ayn Rand

“No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.” Ayn Rand

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” Ayn Rand

“No man or woman is uniformly successful… we must all expect a rather high percentage of failure in the things we attempt.” Barnaby Keeney

“The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude. If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you. But if you are on your best behavior, you will bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spend most of your working hours.” Beatrice Vincent

“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin

“To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.” Bernard Edmonds

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” Bill Cosby

“Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you.” Bishop Steere

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.” Bishop W.C. Magee
“We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.” Blaise Pascal

“It’s not the situation…… it’s your reaction to the situation.” Bob Conklin

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington

“Our first and last love is – self-love.” Christian Nestell Bovee

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” Brian Tracy

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things… I am tempted to think… there are no little things.” Bruce Barton

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” Bruce Lee

“We are what we think.” Buddha

“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.” Carl Schurz

“Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.” Charles Buxton

“A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” Charles Darwin

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” Charles du Bois

“Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” Chinese Proverb

“Life is just a blank slate, what matters most is what you write on it.” Christine Frankland

“Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.”Christopher Lasch

“The big shots are only the little shots who keep shooting.” Christopher Morley

“Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” Cicero

“The proof of a well-trained mind is that it rejoices in which is good and grieves at the opposite.” Cicero

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” Claude M. Bristol

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” Colin Powell

“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.” Confucius

“Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” Dale Carnegie

“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” Dale Carnegie

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” Dale Carnegie

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” Dale Carnegie

“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” Dale Carnegie

“Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.” David Seabury

“Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Successful drug recovery or alcohol recovery involves changing attitudes, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills to meet the many challenges of sobriety.” Dennis Daley, PhD

“The only limits on human achievement are self-imposed.”Dr. Denis Waitley

“There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.” Dr. Laurence J. Peter

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first – a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.” Edmund Burke

“One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.” Edward B. Butler

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Green Hubbard

“No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.”Emile Coue

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” Emile Zola

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” Emily Dickinson

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have was once among the things only hoped for.” Epicurus

“Knowledge itself is power.” Francis Bacon

“Convictions are the mainsprings of action, the driving powers of life. What a man lives are his convictions.” Francis C. Kelley

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” Frank Scully

“If a man does his best, what else is there?” General George S. Patton

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot

“We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think we can.” George Matthew Adams

“If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.” Harry Emerson Fosdick

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.” Helen Keller

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.” Helen Keller

“Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller

“The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.” Henrik Ibsen

“This world is but canvas to our imaginations.” Henry David Thoreau

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” Henry David Thoreau

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” Henry David Thoreau

“In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.” Henry David Thoreau

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

“Anybody can do anything that he imagines.” Henry Ford

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

“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” Henry J. Kaiser

“He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.” Henry Ward Beecher

“A man’s true state of power and riches is to be in himself.” Henry Ward Beecher

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” Henry Ward Beecher

“Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” Henry Ward Beecher

“He who believes is strong. Strong convictions precede great actions.” J.F. Clarke

“Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don’t do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill.” Jacob M. Braude

“The goal is the same: life itself; and the price is the same; life itself.” James Agee

“Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us.” James Harvey Robinson

“That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.” James K. Feibleman

“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” James Thurber

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” Japanese Proverb

“If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.” Jay Sidhu

“You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let if consume you, you come out a cinder; but there is a kind of metal which refuses to be consumed, and comes out a star.” Jean Church

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars.” Jill McLemore

“The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain.” John F. Kennedy

“For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.” John Greenleaf Whittier

“The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.” John Milton

“There’s only us, there’s only this, forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way, no day but today.” Jonathan Larson

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

“As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.” Julius Caesar

“Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.” Justine Milton

“Don’t spend your precious time asking ‘Why isn’t the world a better place?’ It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is ‘How can I make it better?’ To that there is an answer.” Leo F. Buscaglia

“What life means to us is determined not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.” Lewis L. Dunnington

“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” Liane Cordes

“Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life.” Lloyd John Ogilvie

“There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.” Logan Pearsall Smith

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” Louisa May Alcott

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

“Meaning doesn’t lie in things. Meaning lies in us. When we attach value to things that aren’t love – the money, the car, the house, the prestige – we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless. Money, of itself, means nothing. Material things, of themselves, mean nothing. It’s not that they’re bad. It’s that they’re nothing. (“A Return to Love”)” Marianne Williamson

“It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.” Mark Twain

“A good goal is like a strenuous exercise — it makes you stretch.” Mary Kay Ash

“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” Mary Kay Ash

“People fail forward to success.” Mary Kay Ash

“The men who build the future are those who know that greater things are yet to come, and that they themselves will help bring them about.” Melvin J. Evans

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

“Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”Napoleon Hill

“Opportunity… often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” Napoleon Hill

“The only lack or limitation is in your own mind.” NH. Moos

“We tend to get what we expect.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t have any seeds.” Norman Vincent Peale

“We tend to get what we expect.” Norman Vincent Peale

“A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.” Norwegian proverb

“The truly important things in life – love, beauty, and one’s own uniqueness – are constantly being overlooked.” Pablo Casals

“Faith will move mountains.” Proverb

“We become what we think about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier – not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” Richard L. Evans

“Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve… and as you keep at it until you have achieved.” Robert H. Lauer

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.” Saint Francis De Sales

“Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.” Samuel Johnson

“The only thing that you can carry with you on your travels is your heart. So fill your heart with good things and good things will follow you for the rest of your life.” Scott Murray

“What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Bad times, hard times – this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.” St. Augustine

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” Sun Tzu

“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.” Sydney Smith

“The body moves naturally, automatically, without any personal intervention or awareness. If we think too much, our actions become slow and hesitant.” Taisen Deshimaru

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

“If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” Thomas Huxley

‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it” Thomas Jefferson

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” Thomas Paine

“What does it mean to succeed? Most people see success as being rich and famous or powerful and influential. Others see it as being at the top of their profession and standing out from the rest. The wise see success in a more personal way; they see it as achieving the goals they have set for themselves, and then feeling pride and satisfaction in their accomplishments. True success is felt in the heart, not measured by money and power. So be true to yourself and achieve the goals you set. For success is reaching those goals and feeling proud of what you have accomplished.” Timothy Tweedie

“Do not wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it” Unknown

“The secret to achieve true success is found in your daily routine.” Unknown

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help with man with the wrong mental attitude.” W.W. Ziege

“The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what people say you cannot do.” Walther Bageholt

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” William James

“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.” William Saroyan

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” Winston Churchill

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” Winston Churchill

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!” Winston Churchill

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Zig Ziglar

“Our journey is to discover our authentic self. Today, stop being who you think others want/need and be who you are, as your higher power intends.” Unknown

“Today, do something that fills your heart & brings you joy. It doesn’t matter if you’re good at it or know how, start where you are.” Unknown

“In recovery we trade numbness for serenity. Present in this moment as a responsible adult, feeling our feelings & spiritually centered.” Unknown

“When we speak w/out kindness, promptly admit it, make amends & move forward. Do not dwell on the past, simply be present w/kindness.” Unknown

“True compassion for others requires healthy boundaries to protect yourself. We must understand where we end & they begin.” Unknown

“Be mindful of the false intimacy that technology can create. Get out, move your body, have a face-to-face conversation. Be present.” Unknown

“I am worthy of love & belonging. What I say, do & think matters. Today, I protect & take care of myself. I know who I am & love who I am” Unknown

“When ego & shame come together, we sabotage ourselves. Believe you are worthy & let go. Do the next right thing, cherish this moment. “ Unknown

“When we value our peace of mind appropriately, we’ll seek simplicity & compassionately say NO to anything or anyone that jeopardizes it” Unknown

“Learn to say & believe “it’s enough”, about your addiction, yourself & what you have. Be grateful for what is, what was & what will be.” Unknown

“To love someone, we accept them as they are. To love ourselves, we let go of any desire to control, manipulate or change them.” Unknown

“Without action our aspirations & goals are just fantasies. Today, commit to acting w/integrity towards your true aspirations.” Unknown

“Letting go of our thoughts & fears about the future opens us up to the possibility & potential of this moment, which is the only truth.” Unknown

“Make the ordinary an extraordinary experience by bringing your conscious awareness & spiritual energy to everything you do.” Unknown

“Our health & wellbeing matters. What we do, say & think matters. The energy we perpetuate & project matters. Today, be the change.” Unknown

“Just be today. Free yourself from the todo list & have some positive, healthy fun. Enjoy the gifts of being happy, joyous & free” Unknown

“Longterm sobriety is not sustained by the fear of external consequences, but rather the love of one self & an higher power.” Unknown

“When we react out of fear, we give power & energy to our insecurities. Reconnect with your HP & trust you are ok being you. Have faith.” Unknown

“”Authenticity is required for healthy, intimate relationships. Today, be rigorously honest, accept & love who you are in this moment.” Unknown

“Before we can trust others, we must trust ourselves & our HP. Let go of your fears. What are you waiting for? Love yourself, love life.” Unknown

“Today, I am enough. I am spiritually centered. I am lovable & capable of loving in healthy ways. I protect myself & care for myself.” Unknown

“Our fear prevents us from being rigorously honest, and yet, secrets & lies are what will destroy us. Fear the lie, speak the truth. “ Unknown

“Act with integrity. Truth is not only about our words, but our actions. An act that betrays truth is known in the body before the mind. “ Unknown

“Today, say something nice about yourself. Affirm your talents, your passion, your positive energy, your generosity, your kindness…” Unknown

“True decisions involve letting go of something or someone. In healthy sacrifice, we become free to love & nurture ourselves.” Unknown

“The lie before the slip is that we’re ok. Sometimes we are not ok & we need help from others. Be rigorously honesty about selfcare. “ Unknown

“There are pivotal moments when we must make decisions. Make them with courage, love & faith in your heart. Let go of fear. Be “all in”.” Unknown

“Do whatever it takes to be sober today. Ask for help. Forgive yourself for past mistakes. Call someone, pray, work out… Commit to it.” Unknown

“Acceptance means that we must not hold onto what we wish to keep, nor push away what we wish to avoid. Surrender, let go & be present. “ Unknown

“Be rigorously honest today. When we are true to ourselves & authentic in our actions, we can accept our destiny with a clear conscience.” Unknown

“The actions of others, even those directed towards us, even those in praise & approval, does not define who we are. We & our higher power do.” Unknown

“Stopping our addictive behavior isn’t the end it’s the beginning. The promises & reifying life’s beautiful potential is here in sobriety” Unknown

“Focus your attention on what you want your life to be. Move towards joy & peace rather than away from the consequences of addiction.” Unknown

“When we feel overwhelmed, reach out to those that will listen. Do not wait until you feel the weight of your fears & resentments.” Unknown

“For anything to grow, there must be space. Today, create space in your life & your relationships. Let things flourish without controlling. “ Unknown

“We practice love when our thoughts, words & actions support another’s spiritual growth & overall wellbeing. Be loving today.” Unknown

“When we feel fear of losing something or someone, turn it over to our HP. Let it go. Have faith in doing the next right thing.” Unknown

“We can begin to trust our thinking when it is grounded by a commitment to reality & truth rather than justifications of what we want” Unknown

“Be present right now. Be authentic, honest, humble & kind. Find peace. Connect with others in meaningful ways. This moment matters.” Unknown

“When we feel vulnerable, remember that you are a whole human being, connected with others & your HP, worthy of love, capable of loving” Unknown

“When we care deeply about someone, we will only maintain our sobriety by being rigorously honest. Love yourself & be courageous. “ Unknown

“With clarity & sobriety, we can recognize our thoughts, feel our feelings, understand where we begin & others end. We respond, not react” Unknown

“Be open to the possibility of miracles. Have faith in your higher power. Do not fear letting go of your plan, fear holding onto it.” Unknown

“Balance the urgency of now, with patience & faith in our higher power. Take action in this moment, mindful that the results are not on our time.” Unknown

“Ego or pride getting in the way of letting go & acceptance? That’s where our childhood wounds are! Right there for us to heal.” Unknown

“If we accept people for who they are, not who we want them to be, we can be free from the desire to change, manipulate or control them.” Unknown

“If we are true to ourselves today, things work out as they are intended, even if we may not get what we want. Let go, trust your higher power.” Unknown

“Take action today. The seemingly small & insignificant things matter. Do not wait for some event or person to change your life.” Unknown

“When we are spiritually centered & know where we begin & end, we know the actions of others are more indicative of them, not who we are. “ Unknown

“When we know who we are with certainty, we can stand in the middle of uncertainty, discomfort & fear, connected to our higher power, true to ourselves. “ Unknown

“Rigorous honesty, while maintaining appropriate boundaries, requires a conscious decision about the level of intimacy in relationships.” Unknown

“When we are centered within ourselves, we can see others as human beings, with a range of hopes, fears & insecurities. Just like us” Unknown

”Make a promise to change your life today. Find the courage to discard the part of you that is no longer useful. Be your authentic self.” Unknown

“When we surrender our will, we are granted choices. Today, I choose to be sober. I am willing to go to any lengths & ask for help.” Unknown

“To realize our potential, we must abandon the notion that someone else can & will complete us. Healthy relationships are 2, not 1.” Unknown

“Sometimes selfcare requires being in solitude. We must be careful not to isolate or indulge our ego, but rather seek serenity & our higher power.” Unknown

“We’re far more than the labels we place upon ourselves. We’re multi-faceted, with the divine potential to be spiritually healthy beings.” Unknown

“Taking an honest inventory & making amends promptly are critical to maintaining serenity. The longer we hold on, the more pain we feel. “ Unknown

“What we believe guides our behavior. Throw away the lies of the past. Embrace the truth of who we are: wounded & worthy. Love your self.” Unknown

“It’s not about knowing what we need to do. It’s about actually doing it. Today, find the courage, integrity & willingness. Do it now! “ Unknown

“Forgiveness requires us to accept what happened AND find compassion for the offender. We can’t forget if we are to forgive. Be vigilant.” Unknown

“”Establishing boundaries with others to protect your well being is not a negotiation with them. Each of us must determine what we need.” Unknown

“When our actions are aligned with our higher power’s will, we create positive change for all. We can find gratitude & have a clear conscience.” Unknown

“Every moment we have with loved ones is precious. Be present. Do not fear being vulnerable with your feelings, your higher power is with you” Unknown

“With acceptance & faith we can move through grief and into gratitude. I grieve my losses and am grateful for each & every moment.” Unknown

“As we embrace adult responsibility for our own wellbeing, decisions we make may not be understood or approved of by others. Let it go. “ Unknown

“We cannot have peace of mind by controlling, blaming or manipulating others. Let go, accept people as they are & find gratitude.” Unknown

“We may feel loneliness, but as we heal our self, we become accepting of our loneliness & resist the urge to fill it in unhealthy ways” Unknown

“Our desire to want this moment to be different, reinforces our desire to escape reality. Accept, let go & courage to change, not apathy.” Unknown

“Consciously choose to spend time with people you admire & people that inspire. The positive energy created helps sustain your sobriety. “ Unknown

“Consciously choose to spend time with people you admire & people that inspire. The positive energy created helps sustain your sobriety. “ Unknown

”Today I love myself. I protect myself from people, places & things that can hurt me. I take action to care for my own wellbeing.” Unknown

“Every moment is an opportunity to realign your attention with your intention. In this moment, make a decision to be your authentic self. “ Unknown

“Letting go of our own perfectionism is a key part of accepting a higher power. Lovingly understand our capabilities & seek help.” Unknown

“”Believe we are worthy of love, capable of change, connected in truth, empowered by faith & grateful in sobriety today. “ Unknown

“When faced with external problems, it is more important to act with integrity & honesty than it is to resolve the problem. Turn it over.” Unknown

“When we pray for the benefit of all beings, we cultivate compassion within us. Today, I pray for those I have hurt & have hurt me.” Unknown

“Take a few deep breaths, arrive in this moment, in this body. This is all that we need to be. We are lovable & loved.” Unknown

“When feeling overwhelmed, seek progress not perfection. Break it down into small steps, take action & let go of the results.” Unknown

“”We are worthy of love, happiness, peace of mind & hope. Have faith in your worthiness so that you may give yourself those gifts today.” Unknown

“When we need to be perfect, we are denying the universe’s perfectly imperfect existence. Let go & align yourself with the universe. “ Unknown

“When we feel uncomfortable & want to escape, choose to embrace your emotions & be present. These are our growth opportunities. “ Unknown

“Have the courage to have aspirations, that you deserve to be happy, joyous & free. Do the next right thing & have faith in your higher power.” Unknown

“Self abuse is still abuse. We see this more clearly when we remove the self. With clarity, we find compassion to take care of our self. “ Unknown

“As we grow & learn, we will make mistakes. We must not fear those mistakes, but commit to making only new ones. Love yourself.” Unknown

“In recovery, we are cautious about making decisions alone. We talk it over with our fellows, our sponsor & align our will with our higher power’s.” Unknown

“Look yourself in the eye & say out loud: I’m worthy of long term sobriety & all the gifts of recovery. I’m grateful to be sober today.” Unknown

“We cannot right all the world’s wrongs, however today, we can live with personal integrity. Be the change. Attraction, not promotion.” Unknown

“Letting go of results removes the clutter of our will. Humility & honesty follow more naturally and we can choose to act with integrity. “ Unknown

“A true listening presence is connection without an agenda and compassion without judgment, grounded within your self at all times.” Unknown

“If we are not vigilant in maintaining our boundaries our addiction will find a way to occupy our thoughts. All of our actions matter.” Unknown

“Genuine gratitude extinguishes the victim and opens our mind to a path of acceptance, kindness & humility. In gratitude, we find peace. “ Unknown

“Spiritual principles work differently. The more we give, the more we have & receive. Gratitude is a spiritual gift, give it freely.” Unknown

“Knowledge & wisdom avail us nothing without honesty & integrity, for it is action that makes the difference. Be whole today.” Unknown

“When we feel embarrassed or insecure in ourself, we have an opportunity to be mindful of what our ego is attached to & let go.” Unknown

“Genuine gratitude frees our self from resentment. If we accept the gifts we have been given, we will know that we are enough.” Unknown

“When we feel emotions & do not react in abusive ways, our growth is proportional to the intensity of the emotion. Welcome anger, fear…” Unknown

“In recovery, prayer becomes motivated by gratitude, faith & abundance, rather than self-centered fear & scarcity. Thy will be done.” Unknown

“Working harder in recovery can be counterproductive. We are cultivating the ability to receive the gift, not earning the right.” Unknown

“”We cannot rely on what we did yesterday to keep us spiritually centered today. Take this moment to connect with your HP. Breathe deeply.” Unknown

“When we courageously give ourselves permission & make the time to feel our feelings, our capacity to emotionally connect expands.” Unknown

“Acceptance doesn’t mean we tolerate or condone all behavior & situations, it simply means we do not deny or run away from that reality.” Unknown

“Before we judge others, we can practice humility & remember “There but for the grace of God, go I”. This is a pathway to compassion.” Unknown

“AA is not for people who need it, it’s for people who want it.” Unknown