Quotes On Overcoming Addictions

Quotes On Overcoming Addictions

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


  • “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


  • “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


  • “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


  • “You can’t take flight without looking up and letting go.” – She Who Weaves the Web


  • Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son,
The battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret,
greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment
Inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”


  • “Things do not change; we change.” -Henry David Thoreau


  • “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain


  • “Who would have thought? The treatment for addiction is to want something better than your addictions (p. 3)… You do your addiction because you like it. Maybe you want to change, but at the same time, you don’t want to change. You are caught between wanting to trust God and wanting to be God. Acknowledge this and you are walking in the right direction (p. 14)… You addiction went from being a friend to a lover to a slave-master (p. 25)… Right now [as you leave your addiction] it feels like you are giving things up. But in reality you are inheriting a new kingdom (p. 28).” Edward T. Welch in Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction


  • “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


  • “You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings.”
    Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)


  • “Your altitude is determined by your attitude” –  Unknown


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


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


  • “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 (June 28, 1905, London, England – November 26, 1999, Princeton, New Jersey)


  • “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



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