11 Inspirational Quotes About Recovery

Many people have struggled with addiction in their lives. Lucky for us, some of them were brave enough to put pen to paper and share what recovery and inspiration looked like for them. Others have simply witnesses recovery — from stress, substance abuse, or troubling times — in their friends and loved ones, but that doesn’t make their words any less powerful. Here are 11 quotes that will inspire you on your or your loved one’s road to recovery.

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“You were sick, but now you’re well again, and there’s work to do.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

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

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“Life can be so difficult at times, but fighting through the pain is so worth it. It’s better to feel every kind of emotion than not feel at all.” ― Demi Lovato

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“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ― J.K. Rowling

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“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ― C.S. Lewis

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“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

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“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” ― Brene Brown

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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

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