31 Recovery Quotes

A collection of recovery quotes to encourage and motivate. Share these with others to add a positive thought to their day as they recover from life's challenges.



... one does not change without pain and it is this recovery from pain that ultimately reminds a person that they are in control. It was his courage to change, to lead a life that was devoid of letting drugs control him, and one where there was hope to lead a life where he could have his own home and a real relationship. Byron Pulsifer, Courage Or Not
Change  |   


Positive thinking does not mean that there are zero problems, but it means that you can cope and recover more easily, while at the same time you are able to look at a brighter side of any situation.
John Franz, Positive Thinking
Positive Thinking  |   


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
Good Day   |    Wise


God doesn't intend for you to handle all the pain and stress in your life by yourself. We were wired for each other. We need each other.
Rick Warren
Stress   |    Teamwork


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Confidence  |   


How do we learn to have the courage to grieve? Some of us learn courage spontaneously, when we must act in order to survive. Most of us learn the courage to face new challenges in the process of living, experiencing and surviving our struggles over and over again. Since pain is unavoidable, we can learn to make pain our teacher instead of our enemy.
Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief
Courage  |   


Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals.
Kieren Perkins, Olympic Swimming medalist
Sports  |    Vision


There are times when it seems your heart is open to hurt but remember that every heart that is real also has the ability to recover and be stronger than before.
Byron Pulsifer, The Paradox Of Life
Quote of The Day  |   


We can choose to recover from the situation and make amends to the persons we have harmed, or we can simply complain, and force blame onto other people for our own actions and choices.
Meilena Hauslendale, Stop Complaining
Inspirational  |   


Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future."
Og Mandino
Inspirational Poems  |    God


Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, I'm possible! Audrey Hepburn
Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, "I'm possible!"
Audrey Hepburn
Words of Encouragement  |   


Nova Southeastern University, a prestigious Florida research institution, prove what we have known all along: that music is a powerful, motivational, transcendent tool in the fight against addiction and for long-lasting recovery... the percentage of our clients who are staying clean twelve months posttreatment is more than four times higher than the national average.
Paul Pellinger, Music Is Our Medicine: The Story of Recovery Unplugged
Motivational  |    Music


The key to you being able to recover from depression is to set yourself a few simple goals that you can slowly build upon. Also it is important that you take things one day at a time and whenever you achieve a particular goal you have set yourself then reward yourself for doing so.
Heather Rose, Depression Self Help
Encouraging  |   


We all have made mistakes in the past - no one is born or lives as a saint. The difference among people with regrets is not only how serious these transgressions were, but what has been done since to recover or change, and to move forward with a new appreciation of life and all it gives.
Catherine Pulsifer, Forgive Yourself
Appreciation  |   


If you're facing what you feel is the ultimate failure, there's always room to recover. Stop digging. Do whatever it is you have to do to regroup, but come back with a plan.
Joe Procopio, It's All Nonsense
Encouraging Poems  |   


Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.
Author Unknown
Funny Quotes about Life  |   


The Invictus Games are an international multisport event for WIS (wounded, injured and sick) Armed Services personnel and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and increase awareness of the sacrifices made by those who serve.
Boris Starling, Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Veterans Day  |   


No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -always see them for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Quotes about Being Strong  |   


One of the reverse strategies to developing the mindset of someone who wants to help others grow or recover from many of life's issues is dependent upon how much love you have within. In other words, the less you love yourself, the less love you have to spread to those around you. This inner love is expressed in terms of how well you look after your health by choosing the right foods at the right time, and by how much you feed your mind with a healthy dose of what is good and positive.
Catherine Pulsifer, What Do You Feed Your Mind
Growth  |    Helping Others


All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. Helen Keller
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Helen Keller
Quotes about Overcoming  |   


Most of all, Gramps taught me that I could recover from embarrassing mistakes.
James Shaw, Defensive End: Learning More about Anxiety and Communication with Help from Gramps
Mistake  |   


Worry starts to affect your sleep which eventually can adversely affect your overall health which, in turn, can lead you to be more susceptible to contracting a virus or something even worse. Your body needs sleep; your body must have sleep time to recover, to be less agitated.
Byron Pulsifer, Worry The Web of Defeat
Worry  |   


Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Vince Lombardi
Commitment  |   


When we enjoy what we do, we have great energy and passion for our work. When something doesn't go well, we can recover and rebound more quickly.
Mike Anderson, The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out
Work  |   


Your home is a physical and perhaps emotional comfort zone where you can heal and recover enough to address all your work problems the next morning.
Zak Khan, Break Out
Home  |   


Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Waitley
Quotes on Life Lessons  |   


Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind. Therefore, the feelings you are having are also normal and natural for you. The problem is that we have all been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.
John W. James, The Grief Recovery Handbook 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Grief   |   


If you don't program yourself, life will program you. Les Brown
If you don't program yourself, life will program you.
Les Brown
Poems about Life  |   


Failure will rain down upon your world to the point where you may feel that there is no hope. This is the kind of stormy day that will need a lot of your strength to overcome. It is through learning how to deal with failure and how to turn it to your advantage that ultimately will improve your view of life. Armed with the mechanisms of recovery, you will be able to face and overcome any challenge thrown your way.
Catherine Pulsifer, How Long Does A Storm Last
Learning  |    Failure


Those that can help and are really able to support you through these difficult times are the ones you need to be able to turn to on short notice. You need to be able to count on them on short notice because you do not want to turn to anyone who may take you down the slippery slope of non-recovery ....
Byron Pulsifer, My Excuse For My Excuse
Compassion  |   


In this book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Ralston finds himself in a life or death situation, and ends up taking the drastic action of amputating his right arm... Once rescued, Aron starts the road to recovery which is a difficult one. But, even with everything he was through, he had no regrets about the choices he made. He learned much and has moved on with his life.
Catherine Pulsifer, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Regret  |   


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