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142 Quotes About Sacrifices



About Sacrifices
  • Tomorrow is never a guarantee. Let us sacrifice out today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. – A.P.J Abdul Kalam


  • It isn’t sacrifice if you love what you’re doing. – Mia Hamm


  • Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. – St. Francis of Asisi


  • The purpose exceeds the pain. – Beth Moore


  • Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice. – Michael Novak


  • The ultimate display of love, is not hugs and kisses. It’s sacrifice. – Steve Harvey


  • Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing. – Pele


  • The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective, it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless. – Mahatma Gandhi


  • If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices. – Mother Theresa



  • Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests. – Lance Armstrong


  • Love and sacrifice are not the same thing, but they are inseparable. To think of Christ and to think of the Cross is not the same thing, but the association is so close that the implication is immediate. Where love has been preached without sacrifice, it has not lead to love but to license. – Hubert Van Zeller


  • You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make. – Gordon B. Hinckley


  • You must be willing to make sacrifices at times, knowing that the outcome will be worth it. – Justine Moore


  • Their sacrifices, and the sacrifices of all Vietnam veterans, must always be remembered. Not just today, but every day. Let us remember the sacrifice and valor of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Let’s remember those who are paying the price right now, too. – John Caldwell


  • Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices. – George Bernard Shaw


  • You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it. – Lionel Messi


  • Whoever is not able to sacrifice, has no talent for love. – Desanka Makimovic


  • Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and it’s never the result of selfishness. – Napoleon Hill


  • Everything I got, I’m willing to sacrifice. – Ray Lewis


  • Nothing great was every achieved without personal sacrifice. You have to pay the price to realize your goals. – Lailah Gifty Akita


  • Mental toughness is spartanism, with qualities of sacrifice, self denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love. – Vince Lombardi


  • I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can’t just be the girl who sang ‘I kissed a girl’, I have to leave a legacy. – Katy Perry


  • Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice. – Beyonce Knowles


  • What are you doing this weekend to improve your financial situation. Sacrifice made today goes a long way for a better tomorrow. – Robert Kiyosaki


  • It is a luxury to put our interests first. It is an honor to put the interests of others before our own. – Simon Sinek


  • When you give up what you like, for what you love, it can’t be called sacrifice. – Yathiraj Agarwal


  • Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle. The tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King Jr.


  • Real living is living for others. – Bruce Lee


  • The most important decision about your goals is not what you are willing to do to achieve them, but what you are willing to give up. – Dave Ramsey


  • Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want. So when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living. – Alan Cohen


  • In order to achieve your goals, you must make sacrifices, commit daily, overcome challenges and work your plan. No one can do it for you. It is up to you.’ – Bernard Haynes


  • Start sacrificing leisure and start focusing on monetizing the thing that you want to do in the future. – Gary Vaynerchuk


  • Sacrifice today for tomorrows betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life. – Greg Plitt


  • The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you are willing to sacrifice. – Nathan W. Morris


  • Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. – James M. Barrie


  • The greatest things in life all requires commitment, sacrifice, some struggle and hardship. It’s not easy. But absolutely worth it. – Robin S. Sharma


  • You can’t sleep. Broke people sleep. You got to be willing to sacrifice sleep, if you sleep you may miss the opportunity to be successfil. – Eric Thomas


  • A successful life is not an easy life. It is build on strong qualities, sacrifice, endeavor, loyalty and integrity. – Grant D. Searchfeild


  • Every sacrifice is another color of your rainbow. – Cass van Krah


  • Sacrifice and the cooresponding virtue of humility aren’t build on giant gestures as much as they are forged with consistent, thoughtful actions of an everyday nature. – Gary Thomas


  • He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little. He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much. – James


  • Caregivers are often the casualties, the hidden victims. No one sees the sacrifices they make. – Jutith L. London


  • I have worshiped women as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice. – Mahatma Gandhi


  • It’s a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. – Arthur Schopenhauer


  • I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. – Albet Schweitzer


  • When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. – Joseph Campbell


  • You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice. – Shakira


  • I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and sway that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore


  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein


  • As we give, we find that sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven and in the end, we learn it was no sacrifice at all. – Spencer W. Kimball


  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi


  • A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live. – Martin Luther King


  • We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. – Dennis Weaver


  • But sometimes, in order to win, you have to make sacrifices. – Jodi Piccoult


  • Loyalty means nothing unless it has at it’s heart, the absolute principle of self sacrifice. – Woodrow Wilson


  • Never sacrifice who you are just because someone else has a problem with it. – Unknown


  • Sacrifice comes before success. – Unknown


  • Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you. – Unknown


  • If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want will be the sacrifice. – Unknown


  • You should never sacrifice three things. Your family, your heart, your dignity. – Unknown


  • Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing. – Unknown


  • Remember when you’re truly in love, being faithful isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a joy. – Unknown


  • No relationship is every worth sacrificing your dignity of self respect for. – Unknown


  • The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of someone else. – Unknown


  • Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. – Unknown


  • Love is more than a noun, it is a verb it is more than feeling, it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing. – Unknown


  • Friendship is a little more trust. A little more sacrifice. A little more sharing. And a little more caring! I love you my dear friend. – Unknown


  • If you love someone, you’ll be willing to sacrifice your dreams for them, if they love you, they won’t let you. – Unknown


  • Love is not possible without sacrifice and sacrifice is not possible without love. – Unknown


  • Cutting people off is difficult until you learn to love yourself so much you’ll sacrifices whoever in order to stay loyal to you. – Unknown


  • Love can always wait if you’re truly in love. A feeling in your heart will never change and will stand even with a test of time. Just remember, the measure of love is the measure of sacrifice. – Unknown


  • A strong relationship starts with two people who are ready to sacrifice anything for each other. – Unknown


  • No matter how busy someone is, if they really care, they will sacrifice anything to find time for you. – Unknown


  • In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Unknown


  • Sacrifice is one of the purest and most selfless ways to love someone. Practice it daily. – Unknown


  • Sometimes you don’t realize you’re actually drowning when your trying to be everyone else’s anchor. – Unknown


  • Sacrifice and suffering shape us in ways that success simply cannot. – Unknown


  • It’s not had to sacrifice something for someone but it’s hard to find that someone who deserves your sacrifice. – Unknown


  • How do you expect to experience growth without sacrifice? – Unknown


  • A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group. – Unknown


  • If it’s meant for you, you won’t have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny. – Unknown


  • Success requires sacrifice. The first step to a good plan is deciding what you are willing to give up. – Unknown


  • Parenting is the biggest sacrifice one can make. It is putting your life on hold to fulfill the promise of your children’s tomorrows. – Unknown


  • Sometimes you need to sacrifice something that matters to you, to offer something that matters more to someone else. – Unknown


  • All the hard work, all the sacrifices, all the sleepless nights, struggles, downfalls, it all pays off. – Unknown


  • Never sacrifice yourself for love. Remember it should improve your vision not change your sight. – Unknown


  • You success is determined my what you are willing to sacrifice for it. – Unknown


  • If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. – Unknown


  • True love is sacrifice. It is in giving, not in getting. In losing, not in gaining. In realizing. Not in possessing what we love. – Unknown


  • Friendship is not about whom you have know the longest. It is about who came and never left your side. – Unknown


  • Value the people who sacrifice something for you, because maybe that something was their everything. – Unknown


  • Sacrifice: Giving up something that matters for something that matters more. – Unknown


  • I’ve got a dream worth more than my sleep. – Unknown


  • True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. – Arthur Ashe


  • When you give to others to the degree that you sacrifice yourself, you make the other person a thief. – Iyanla Vanzant


  • I emphasize that I am full of ambition, and hop, and of full charm of life, but I can renounce all at the at the time of need, and that is real sacrifice. – Bhagat Singh


  • Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nations founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the stars and strips represent the very best of this nation. – Joe Baron


  • The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations who words of thanks will not be heard. – Gaylord Nelson


  • Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else. – Mitch Albom


  • Success is a simple measurement of the commitment, sacrifice and pain one endures to achieve a dream. – The GymFather


  • Parents sacrifice everything for you when you are a child. Make sure that you made their sacrifices worth it when they get old. – Sumeet Wadhwa


  • Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep. – Eric Thomas


  • Sacrifice is part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go back to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father. – Mitch Albom


  • Everyone loses his or her way at some point, to some degree. It is the atoning sacrifice of the savior that can return us home. – Elder Russell Ballard


  • People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession, whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important. – Chris Hemsworth


  • The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. – Jeff Miller


  • The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor and unbounded courage. – Tullian Tchividjian


  • Out of unknowing and sacrifice we come, bearing our wounds, our wonders and our gifts. – Alice Walker


  • About sacrifice and the offering of sacrifices, sacrificial animals think quite differently from those who look on, but they have never been allowed to have their say. – Fredrich Nietzsche


  • People ask me about what sacrifices I’ve made. I always answer: I’ve made no sacrifices, I’ve made choices. – Aung San Suu


  • Seven deadly sins: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Science without humanity. Knowledge without character. Politics without principle. Commerce without mortality. – Mahatma Gandhi


  • Football is like life. It requires perseverance, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi


  • Sacrifice your life to sacrifice but never sacrifice your parents for anyone else coz they are the one who sacrifices one who sacrifices their whole life for you. – Salina Mohanty


  • Life is funny. Things change, people change but you will always be you, so stay true and never sacrifice who you are for anyone. – Zayn Malik


  • The only life you have the right to sacrifices for the greater good is your own. – Brent Weeks


  • Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into sacrifice. – Franz Liszt


  • Soldiers sacrifice their life for their nation. It doesn’t mean that they don’t want to live. – Punlork Sary


  • Sometimes you have to sacrifice your own happiness, for other people’s happiness. Even if it is heartbreaking. – Maria C.


  • If we make sacrifices in doing good or in doing ill, it does not alter the ultimate value of your actions, even if we stake our life in the cause, as martyrs do for the sake of our church, it is a sacrifice to our longing for power, or for the purpose of conserving our sense of power. – Fredrich Nietzsche


  • Prayer joined to sacrifice constitutes the most powerful force in human history. – St. John Paul II


  • Loyalty runs on sacrifice. Those cannot make sacrifices cannot be loyal to anybody. – Younus Algohar


  • Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own. – Honor De Balzac


  • Don’t sacrifice your political convictions for the convenience of the hour. – Edward Kennedy


  • Because love was not the answer to every question. Because real love meant sacrifice. Sometimes love means letting go. – Melissa de la Cruz


  • Self sacrifice loves strictness, kindness, happiness, hard work, strength, all become synonymous to one word. PAPA. – Barsha Kumari


  • I guess that’s part of loving people. You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up. – Lauren Oliver


  • Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable. Makes you weak. – Mark Lawerence


  • Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live. – Criss Jami


  • If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish, such a love as barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love. – Sadhu Vaswani


  • True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. – Sadhu Vaswani


  • If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It’s unconditional love. – Sadhu Vaswani


  • She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love. That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own. – Veronica Rother


  • If we sacrifice everything for a cause, we tend to become a spokesperson instead of a lover, an organizer instead of a lover, a mouthpiece instead of a mother. I gave everything away in the name of a greater good, but look how many people I hurt. – Amy Harmon


  • I had to be successful to justify my parents sacrifice for me. – Robert Jerjavec


  • True success requires sacrifice. – Rick Riordan


  • Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. – Charlie Finley


  • A mother’s love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain. It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may. For nothing can destroy, it or take away that love away. – Harriet Beecher Stowe


  • True love is an act of the will, a conscious decision to what is best for the other person instead of ourselves. – Billy Graham


  • Lust is about satisfaction. Love is about sacrificing, serving, surrendering, sharing, supporting and even suffering for others. Most love songs are actually lust songs. – Rick Warren


  • Love without sacrifice is like theft. – Nassism Nicholas Taleb


  • When love is involved, not sacrifice is too great. – David Eddings
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50 Blessings Quotes




  • Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. – Publilius Syrus


  • Blessings sometimes show up in unrecognizable disguises. – Janette Oke


  • Anything is a blessing which makes us pray. – Charles Spurgeon


  • Blessings fall on ground that’s been plowed in praise. – Janet Larson


  • Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is a blessing. – Donna Hedges


  • A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen. – John O’Donohue


  • Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last. – Lawrence Welk


  • Some wish blessings, others pray for them. Some send blessings and they become one. – Joyce C. Lock


  • It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead. – Kurt Vonnegut
  • If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially. – Joel Osteen


  • Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks. – Thomas Goodwin


  • Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. – Paulo Coelho


  • Quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. – Rumi


  • It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life. – Suze Orman


  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W. T. Purkiser


  • Some of your greatest blessings come with patience. – Warren Wiersbe


  • Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. – Unknown


  • When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. – Willie Nelson


  • Blessings are more cherished by those who bear the spirit of gratitude. – Edmond Mbiaka


  • When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. – C.S. Lewis


  • It is good for us to think that no grace or blessing is truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us. – Phillips Brooks


  • How blessings brighten as they take their flight. – Edward Young


  • If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to his people. – Abu Bakr


  • Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles. – Maltbie D. Babcock


  • No blessing lasts forever. – Titus Maccius Plautus


  • Sometimes small setbacks are just blessings in disguise. They enhance your determination and whole-hearted dedication to achieving your goals. – Robert Cheeke


  • The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer


  • If you want blessing, make a room for it. – James Hudson Taylor


  • Sometimes we don’t realize the blessings we have until we no longer have them. Appreciate all the blessings in your life, take none for granted. – Catherine Pulsifer


  • It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams. – Zora Neale Hurston


  • If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised. – Winston Churchill


  • What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our mouths. – Georg Lichtenberg


  • Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. – Samuel Johnson


  • When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance. – Joel Osteen


  • Count your blessings. You are one of a kind. There’s no one in the world like you. You are amazing. – Richard Simmons


  • All the blessings we enjoy are divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors. – John Calvin


  • What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. – Oscar Wilde


  • There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


  • We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. – Neil A. Maxwell


  • Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache. – Philip Wylie


  • The blessings we evoke for another descend upon ourselves. – Edmund Gibson


  • For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. – William Congreve


  • Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens


  • Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. – Joseph Addison


  • Nothing raises the price of a blessing like its removal; whereas, it was its continuance which should have taught us its value. – Henry Moore


  • Our greatest blessing is the fortune of good friends, being loved, and loving others. – Alan Robert Neal


  • If you beseech a blessing upon yourself, beware! lest without intent you invoke a curse upon a neighbor at the same time. -Mark Twain


  • Of the blessings you discover in your life, none are any greater than the other.Each has equal value in and of itself to be appreciated for what it is. – Sumner M. Davenport


  • Don’t block your blessings. Don’t let doubt stop you from getting where you want to be. – Jennifer Hudson
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36 Questions Quotes




  • Questions are the golden keys that unlock hearts and minds. – Bob Tiede


  • It is not every question that deserves an answer. – Publilius Syrus


  • The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions. – Claude Levi-Strauss


  • A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. – Francis Bacon


  • A wise man never regrets the questions he asks. Only the ones he didn’t ask. – Ted Bell


  • There are no ugly questions except those clothed in condescension. – John Steinbeck


  • The important thing is never to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein


  • When someone asks a question, don’t assume they don’t know the answer. Clever people will always test you. – Wayne Gerard Trotman


  • The power to question is the basis of all human progress. – Indira Gandhi


  • A wise man’s question contains half the answer. – Solomon Ibn Gabirol
  • Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. – Oscar Wilde


  • You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. – Naguib Mahfouz


  • A valid answer comes when the question is lived. – Elizabeth Vongsaravanh


  • One who never asks either knows everything or nothing. – Malcolm Forbes


  • It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. – Joseph Joubert


  • Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question. – Unknown


  • Asking the right question and listening to the answer is a great relationship builder, which is important to the persuasion process. – Zig Ziglar


  • He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning. – Unknown


  • Some questions cannot be answered. They become familiar weights in the hand, round stones pulled from the pocket, unyielding and cool. – Jane Hirshfield


  • The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. – Joseph Campbell


  • The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. – Confucius


  • Everything we know has its origins in questions. Questions, we might say, are the principal intellectual instruments available to human beings. – Neil Postman


  • Doubts are good. Confusion is excellent. Questions are awesome. All these are attempts to expand the wisdom of mind. – Manoj Arora


  • Questions give us no rest. We know not why our curse makes us seek we know not what, ever and ever. But we cannot resist it. It whispers to us that there are great things on this earth of ours, and that we must know them. – Ayn Rand


  • Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. – Bernerd Baruch


  • Never let fear stop you from asking something you don’t understand or know. To pretend or to act as if you know is not a wise thing to do. – Catherine Pulsifer


  • The question is the answer. – Thomas Vato


  • Every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer. – Elie Wiesel


  • Question everything, even the question mark, that shepherd’s crook floating in the air above that small round rock. If you stubbornly still wish to be unhappy, maybe you can grasp it. – Dick Allen


  • He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions. – Unknown


  • If you want the answer, ask the question. – Lorii Myers


  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. – Bruce Lee


  • Asking questions is one of the fundamental keys of learning. It is always better to ask a question than pretend you understand. – Catherine Pulsifer


  • We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell. – James Stephens


  • The smart ones ask when they don’t know. And, sometimes, when they do. – Malcolm Forbes


  • It is really quite impossible to be affirmative about anything which one refuses to question; one is doomed to remain inarticulate about anything which one hasn’t, by an act of the imagination, made one’s own. – James Baldwin
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72 Quotes About Addiction




  • An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. – Criss Jami


  • Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. – Carl Jung


  • Quitting smoking is easy, I’ve done it hundreds of times. – Mark Twain


  • Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it’s like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it’s a trap. – Tess Callahan


  • 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


  • At every stage, addiction is driven by one of the most powerful, mysterious, and vital forces of human existence. What drives addiction is longing, a longing not just of brain, belly, or loins but finally of the heart. – Cornelius Platinga


  • You know you’re an alcoholic when you misplace things for like a decade. – Paul Williams


  • Addiction begins with the hope that something “out there” can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. – Jean Kilbourne


  • The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope. – Russell Brand
  • At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain. – Frank Tallis


  • You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town. – Anne Lamott



  • I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He’s taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise. – Chuck Palahniuk


  • The initial journey towards sobriety is a delicate balance between insight into one’s desire for escape and abstinence from one’s addiction. – Debra L. Kaplan


  • Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you–it’s the cage you live in. – Johann Hari


  • The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house. – Jean Cocteau


  • Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. – Mark Twain


  • The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. – Somerset Maugham


  • Addiction doesn’t kill the addict. It kills the family, kids and people who tried to help! – Unknown


  • The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity. – Unknown


  • Addiction, When you can give up something any time, as long as it’s next Tuesday. – Nikki Sixx


  • Addiction is a symptom of not growing up. – C. C. DeVille


  • Imagine trying to live without air. Now imagine something worse. – Amy Reed


  • Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs. – Robin Williams


  • First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. – Francis Fitzgerald


  • Addiction, at its worst, is akin to having Stockholm Syndrome. You’re like a hostage who has developed an irrational affection for your captor. They can abuse you, torture you, even threaten to kill you, and you’ll remain inexplicably and disturbingly loyal. –
    Anne Clendening


  • Recovery from addiction requires hard work, a proper attitude and learning skills to stay sober, not drinking alcohol or using other drugs. Successful drug recovery or alcohol recovery involves changing attitudes, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills to meet the many challenges of sobriety. – Dennis Daley


  • All the suffering, stress and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for. – Jon Kabat-Zinn


  • 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


  • 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


  • Sometimes you can only find heaven by slowly backing away from hell. – Carrie Fisher


If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime. – Benjamin Alire Sáenz


  • I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. – Edgar Allan Poe


  • These feelings, no matter how painful, are part of living. Today, we are alive – not anesthetized, not sedated, not passed out. Take control of your feelings and through action you can change. Today, as every day of sober living, we have a choice. – Ann D. Clark


  • 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


  • Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you. – Bishop Steere


  • My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy. – Ethlie Ann Vare


  • Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis


  • I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That’s the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about. – Chuck Palahniuk


  • It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. – Confucius


  • One of the things you learn in rehab is that you’re responsible for your own actions. – Dale Archer


  • Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live. – Jean Cocteau


  • An intelligent person can rationalize anything, a wise person doesn’t try. – Jen Knox


  • A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit. – Desiderius Erasmus


  • No one told me you can love someone and still be miserable. How is that possible? – Krista Ritchie


  • Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory. – Frederick W. Faber


  • If you are an approval addict, your behavior is as easy to control as that of any other junkie. All a manipulator need do is a simple two-step process: Give you what you crave, and then threaten to take it away. Every drug dealer in the world plays this game. – Harriet B. Braiker


  • 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


  • Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside. – Jean Kilbourne


  • Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. – Joseph Campbell


  • Drugs are a bet with your mind. – Jim Morrison


  • A good addiction is a contradiction in terms. Anything people can’t give up or must have is not healthy, no matter what the activity. – Jody Dean


  • We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. – Santosh Kalwar


  • Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom. – Margaret Atwood


  • The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it’s human connection. – Johann Hari


  • There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away. – Sherman Alexie


  • Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem. – Kurt Cobain


  • Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. – Zig Ziglar


  • People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar


  • When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want to stop, you can’t. – Luke Davies


  • Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. – Vince Lombardi


  • The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb


  • We use all kinds of ways to escape – all addictions stem from this moment when we meet our edge and we just can’t stand it. We feel we have to soften it, pad it with something, and we become addicted to whatever it is that seems to ease the pain. – Pema Chodron


  • Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death. – Russell Brand


  • An addict is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong. – Stella Adler


  • If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. – Zen Proverb


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


  • What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay. – Unknown


  • Drugs have taught an entire generation of American kids the metric system. – P.J. O’Rourke


  • If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim. – Ann Landers


  • Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis. – Brene Brown


  • Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it fully. – J.K. Rowling
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