Recovery Quotes To Help You Find Strength & Peace


Recovery isn’t an easy process. Sometimes, we can feel hopeful. Other times, it’s a major struggle. Recovery quotes help remind us that we are not alone.

If one thing’s for sure, it’s that recovery is a journey. Every day is going to be different from the next. And, that is totally ok. Even the most famous people have struggled with addiction and mental disorders. We are human beings. We aren’t perfect!

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Here are Recovery Quotes to Help you Find Strength and Peace on the Road to Recovery…

  1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  2.  “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne
  3. “If things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Roger Babson
  4. “I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson
  5. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  6. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …”  ―Marcus Aurelius
  7. “My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life… but it takes work — hard, painful work — but the help is there, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.” – Jamie Lee Curtis
  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. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”  – Ayn Rand
  10.  “Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” – Mahatma Gandhirecovery quotes
  11. “Sometimes you can only find Heaven by slowly backing away from Hell.” – Carrie Fisher
  12. “Cause sometimes you just feel tired. Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you. You gotta find that inner strength. And just pull it out of you, and get that motivation to not give up, and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face.” – Eminem
  13. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan
  14.  “I realized that I only had two choices: I was either going to die or I was going to live, and which one did I want to do? And then I said those words, ‘I’ll get help,’ or, ‘I need help. I’ll get help.’ And my life turned around. Ridiculous for a human being to take 16 years to say, ‘I need help.’” – Sir Elton John
  15. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  16.  “Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.” – Brian Tracy
  17. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  18. “Change your thoughts, change your life.”  – Lao Tzu
  19. “Getting sober was one of the the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  20. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  21. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”  – Confuciusrecovery quotes
  22. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  23. “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”  – J.K. Rowling
  24. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”  – George Eliot

No matter where you or someone you love is in their recovery process, these quotes are great reminders of the strength we have within us to keep going. The road ahead may be difficult. But, we can assure you: the freedom from addiction is absolutely worth it. 

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or mental disorder, contact the SAMHSA National Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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