Category Archives: Wisdom and Quotes

Sobriety Motivationals

“I finally learned to slow down and enjoy life’s journey, instead of fast, hard and continuous. I’m at home no matter where I go. Longevity is what I hope to achieve with my sobriety. That’s why the turtle is my AA Mascot.”

“In my disease I was running from the dark. Now that I am in recovery I find that I am walking toward the light.”

“I’m not powerless over my recovery; my recovery is progressive.”

“Surrender, is not being weak and giving up…it’s simply coming over to the winning side.. using a power greater than yourself to continue the journey.”

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

“A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all. You can’t predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before”

“Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keep You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only God keeps You Going! Keep smiling”

Wisdom and Quotes on Alcoholism and Addiction

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
-Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.
-William Penn

For me, A.A. is a synthesis of all the philosophy I’ve ever read, all of the positive, good philosophy, all of it based on love. I have seen that there is only one law, the law of love, and there are only two sins; the first is to interfere with the growth of another human being, and the second is to interfere with one’s own growth.
-Anon: from “He Who Loses His Life” in the Second Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous”

“A boy is invincible. Then he drinks and drives and he finds out that his friend isn’t.”

I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism.
-Christopher Atkins