39+ Best Sobriety Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational sobriety quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Sobriety Quotes

Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap. Tess Callahan

Sobriety is not about what you have lost, it is about what you have gained.

If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime. Benjamin Alire Sáenz

It is easier to stay sober than to get sober. Popular quotes about sobriety

Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again. Shane Niemeyer

Sobriety is more than just not drinking. It is about living life, living it to the fullest, and living with purpose.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will always be successful when your sobriety is rooted in something bigger than yourself. This could be relationships, spirituality, or purpose in life.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

By freeing yourself from the bonds of addiction, you gain an opportunity to reclaim your life. Sobriety is about living, not just abstaining.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar

Have an amazing AA birthday. You deserve to be happy and healthy today and every day thereafter.

Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. Dr. Phil

I have found that the process of discovering who I really begin with knowing who I really don’t want to be.

Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn’t end there. Bucky Sinister

One day at a time. This is a good way to live

All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. Jon Kabat Zinn

No matter how far down the scale you have gone, you can still turn around.

You can come out of the furnace of trouble two ways: if you let it 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

The first drink is the most dangerous one. The second drink is the longer one. 

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

There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty.

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

Being a little kinder, a little slower to anger, a little more loving makes my life better day by day. Alcoholics Anonymous, Daily Reflections: A Book of Reflections by A.A. Members for A.A. Members

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.

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

It takes a lot of strength to ride the storm of addiction, but it’s worth it.

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

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra

Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: yourself. Russ Kyle sobriety quote

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. Jordan Belfort

You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious. Joel Osteen

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. 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

Today is another amazing day to be grateful. I’m grateful for the wonderfully imperfect but lovable sober person you’ve become!