Struggling through addiction recovery is a process you do not have to go through alone. Creating a healthy lifestyle you can be proud of requires plenty of self-awareness and inspiration as well as the willingness to ask for help. If you need a push in a positive direction to continue with your journey, use these recovery quotes to help you move forward toward your healthiest and happiest life.

“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” – Theodore T. Hunger

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life.” – Brené Brown

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“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

“One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery.” – Demi Lovato

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”– Nelson Mandela

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Addiction is the only prison where the locks are on the inside.” — Unknown

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier

“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” — George Chakiris

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

“Not feeling is no replacement for reality. Your problems today are still your problems tomorrow.” – Larry Michael Dredla

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

“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” -Napoléon Bonaparte

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” – Cassandra Clare

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

“You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” – Jim Morrison

“My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life doesn’t have to come last.” – Anonymous

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”Confucius

“Recovery is an ongoing process, for both the addict and his or her family. In recovery, there is hope. And hope is a wonderful thing.” – Dean Dauphinais

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama

“Whether you think that you can or that you can’t, you are usually right.” – Industrialist Henry Ford

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“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.” – Anne Lamott

“Positive thoughts and prayer have been the best means available, since the beginning of time, to transform darkness into light.” – Cate Stevens

“By changing the way I interact with my drinker, I will help him come to the decision that entering treatment will improve his life.” – Robert Meyers

“A compassionate approach leads to less addiction.” – Johann Hari

“Recovery is not simple abstinence. It’s about healing the brain, remembering how to feel, learning how to make good decisions, becoming the kind of person who can engage in healthy relationships, cultivating the willingness to accept help from others, daring to be honest, and opening up to doing.” – Debra Jay

“Where there is life there is hope.” – Ron Grover

“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” – Albert Einstein

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

“Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.” – Brian Tracy

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

If you are struggling with your addiction recovery, know that you do not need to go through your journey alone. Resources and support are always available, especially when you need support in staying motivated and empowered to create the life you deserve. Live by these inspiring recovery quotes and do not be afraid to ask for help if it means you will improve your health and recovery in the process.