Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.
~ Heather King
Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me.
~ Rob Lowe
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
~ Charles de Gaulle
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Be still and allow the mud to settle.
To sober up seems to many like making life “so serious”, as if seriousness precluded joy, warmth, spontaneity and fun. But there can be a delusional, blind quality to non-sober festivities. To have our eyes open soberly with all our senses and memory intact allows some of the most rewarding, soul-nourishing, and long-lasting pleasures possible.
~ Alexandra Katehakis
Sometimes it’s better to keep it all inside, where the only person that could judge is yourself. ~ Anonymous
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
~ Robert Brault
You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.
The darkness is death – we can speak, but we are not heard. We can scream but they turn their backs. We can run, but we cannot catch them. It is the dream where arms and legs won’t work the way they should, and the air is too thick to breathe. Loved ones walk a mile ahead, forgetting to stop as we fall behind. This is the reality of the darkness. We are buried alive inside ourselves.
~ Dana-Christine Umanetz
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
~ Brian Tracy
At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
~ Erin Cummings
The trouble is you think you have time.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect – and I don’t live to be – but before you start pointing fingers, make sure you hands are clean.
~ Bob Marley
It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures.
~ Alfred Mercier
The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.