65 Recovery Quotes On Success In Life

These recovery quotes will inspire you. Recovery, the act or process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury or a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging recovery quotes, recovery sayings, and recovery proverbs.

Best Recovery Quotes

  1. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  2. “The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  3. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ~ Albert Camus
  4. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

  5. “Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.” ~ David Bowie
  6. “Each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can’t take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
  7. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  8. “You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  9. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” ~ Helen Keller

  10. “The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.” ~ Bruce D. Perry , Recovery quotes change
  11. “Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.” ~ Julia Cameron
  12. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  14. “Keep these concepts in mind: You’ve failed many times, although you don’t remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. Don’t worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ~ Sherman Glenn Finesilver
  15. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  16. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
  17. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
  18. “Suffering isn’t ennobling, recovery is.” ~ Christiaan Barnard

  19. “Replace perfectionism with persistence. After all, in recovery and life, it’s persistence that really pays off. Forget about perfection.” ~ Jenni Schaefer
  20. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen
  21. “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.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  22. “My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.” ~ Patty Duke

  23. “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.” ~ Saint Augustine
  24. “Nutrition is the only remedy that can bring full recovery and can be used with any treatment. Remember, food is our best medicine!” ~ Bernard Jensen
  25. “No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” ~ Chris Hardwick
  26. “When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t.” ~ Luke Davies

  27. “I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that’s all a direct result of getting sober.” ~ Jamie Lee Curtis , Recovery quotes positive
  28. “Forgiveness is the key to the recovery of the soul.” ~ Bebe Moore Campbell
  29. “I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.” ~ Ann Richards
  30. “Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself.” ~ Rob Lowe

  31. “A recovery of the old sense of sin is essential to Christianity. Christ takes it for granted that men are bad. Until we really feel this assumption of His to be true, though we are part of the world He came to save, we are not part of the audience to whom His words are addressed.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  32. “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  33. “A hard beginning maketh a good ending.” ~ John Heywood
  34. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  35. “I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: ‘Wait a minute – if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?’ And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.” ~ Craig Ferguson
  36. “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  37. “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” ~ Robert Downey, Jr.
  38. “This President is going to lead us out of this recovery.” ~ Dan Quayle

  39. “Anyone can train hard. Do you have the discipline to recover?” ~ Lauren Fleshman
  40. “The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.” ~ John Milton
  41. “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  42. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  43. “You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

  44. “Getting sober was one of 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 thing.” ~ Gary Oldman
  45. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” ~ Mark Twain
  46. “I can tell that you been crying all night, drinking all summer, praying for your happiness, hope that you recover” ~ Drake
  47. “I don’t feel it is right that I’m playing knowing that I’m not 100% and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done in the past. My priority now is to take a break from cricket so that I can focus on my recovery.” ~ Jonathan Trott
  48. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  49. “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that ‘s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
  50. “The pursuit of the vibrant seems to be the universal job description of the nation’s city planners nowadays. It is also part of the Obama administration’s economic recovery strategy for the nation.” ~ Thomas Frank
  51. “My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” ~ Bono
  52. “I had to Derrick Rose the knee up before I got the re-up” ~ Drake

  53. “There is no sinner in the world, however much at enmity with God, who cannot recover God’s grace by recourse to Mary, and by asking her assistance.” ~ Bridget of Sweden
  54. “People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” ~ Bill Cosby
  55. “Shame was an emotion he had abandoned years earlier. Addicts know no shame. You disgrace yourself so many times you become immune to it.” ~ John Grisham , Recovery quotes addiction
  56. “Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn’t be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  57. “Addiction is a relationship, a pathological relationship in which… obsession replaces people.” ~ Patrick Carnes

  58. “There is no recovery for anyone without lifting the lid on the pain of the past and letting in the light.” ~ Rob Lowe
  59. “The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.” ~ Allen Klein
  60. “While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term.” ~ Sylvia Mathews Burwell
  61. “A strong body listens. It obeys. A weak body commands. If your body is weak it tells you what to do. If your body is strong it’ll actually listen to you when you tell it to do something. If you build it right you can overcome some of the obstacles of age and recovery.” ~ Andre Agassi
  62. “The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery.” ~ George Voinovich

  63. “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” ~ Thomas Paine
  64. “Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  65. “The recovery of spiritual sight and the healing of physical blindness have much in common. Some of those whose bodily eyes were blind received their sight at once, like the man who heard and immediately saw and was healed. Others recovered their sight gradually as in the case of the man, who, before he was completely cured, said, “I see men as trees, walking”. It is the same with those whose spiritual eyes were healed.” ~ Gregory Palamas

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