The recent shift in public perception of treating addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal one has been a huge step forward in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse. Below are some amazingly inspirational quotes about addiction recovery that are wonderful to read even if you’ve never dealt with addiction. If you’re currently experiencing addiction recovery of know somebody who is, make sure to share these inspirational quotes that can help with addiction recovery:

1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

2. “What lies between us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.” –Russel Brand

4. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford

5. “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

6. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” –Muhammad Ali

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

8. “When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say.” –Unknown

9. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” –Albert Einstein

10. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” –Elbert Hubbard

11. “If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” –Benjamin Alire Saenz

12. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.” –Charlotte Whitton

13. “We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” –George Sheehan

14. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” –Michael Jordan

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

16. “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” –Alduous Huxley

17. “The best way out is always through.” –Robert Frost

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” –C.S. Lewis

19. “I understand, 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

20. “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” –Unknown

21. “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

22. “All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” –Job Kabat-Zinn

23. “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

24. “Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.” –Henry Ford

25. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”