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30 Recovery Quotes to Keep on Your Phone

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Addiction recovery is a rollercoaster of emotions. One day you might feel at the top of the world, and the next day you’re down. With triggers and warnings all around you, the things you do to keep yourself centered matter. Sometimes, even the slightest reminder of your journey can be enough to keep you going. This is why we want to share with you these recovery quotes to keep on your phone. Save them as notes, add them to your wallpaper, make them your daily mantra in your journey to recovery.

Recovery Quotes About Believing in your Journey

  1. “Don’t let the past steal your present.” — Cherrie L. Moraga
  2. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
  4. “You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.” — Shannon L. Adler
  5. “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
  6. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius 
  8. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  9. “Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. The descent is easy and often slippery.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” — Joseph Campbell

Recovery Quotes to Help You Stay Sober

  1. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  2. “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  3. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  4. “What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.” – Hecato
  5. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
  6. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks
  7. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss
  8. ‘Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.’ – Paulo Coelho
  9. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  10. “Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that it doesn’t get a day off.” — Demi Lovato

Motivational Quotes to Inspire You

  1. “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson
  2. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
  3. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
  4. “Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  5. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  7. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  8. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
  9. “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger
  10. “If you absolutely can’t stay positive, don’t go negative, just cruise neutral for a while until you can get back up.” — Terri Guillemets