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  • "What other people think of you is none of your business. "
  • "Change only happens when the pain of holding on is greater than the fear of letting go. "
  • "Faith is a lighted doorway, but trust is a dark hall"
  • "There are two days in every week which we have no control over----yesterday and tomorrow. today is the only day we can change."
  • "The road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation"
  • "Be nice to newcomers,one day they may be your sponsor"
  • "When I came to recovery I realized that being a child for 28 years nearly killed me"
  • "Im not going to give anybody free rent in my head."
  • "Anger may identify a problem, but it will never solve one."
  • "Gossip and criticism do not belittle the other person; they belittle me."
  • "I was always comparing my insides to someone else's outsides."
  • "Sponsoring yourself is like using unskilled labor."
  • "Nervousness is just God trying to share the truth out of you."
  • "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."
  • "Winners do what they have to do and losers do what they want to do."
  • "Meetings are an archipelago of sanity in a lunatic sea."
  • "I've been driven to a good attitude by being hit over the head by self-will."
  • "If you want to see how grateful someone is, ask them to help you. Some folks think God sets up the chairs and cleans up after the meeting."
  • "W'd better be careful when I say Im grateful. Gratitude can only be expressed in deeds, not words ."
  • "I don't have relationships, I have Close Encounters."
  • "The power behind me is greater than the problem in front of me. "
  • "I didnt make it all the way to the beach to drown in the sand."
  • "Praying is asking God for help, meditating is listening for Gods answer. "
  • "The reason Im here is because Im not all there. "
  • "My biggest problem was bottles of the two-legged variety. "
  • "My basic problem is that I flee from those who want me and I pursue the rejecters."
  • "I had to learn how to float in this program because I'm a sinker. "
  • "On relapse: I never did anything in moderation...except maybe the steps."
  • "Its not the load that takes you down...it's the way you carry it."
  • "When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil."
  • "If everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. "
  • "If you can't love everybody today, at least try not to hurt anybody."
  • "The reasonable person adapts to society. An unreasonable person adapts society."
  • "We are attracted to people who share in our growth and progress and lose interest in those who don't."
  • "The only way to have gratitude is to live in the now, not in the past or the future. "
  • "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." ~Persius
  • "As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can." ~Julius Caesar
  • "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
  • "Work to become, not to acquire." (Elbert Hubbard)
  • "On relapse: I never did anything in moderation...especially the steps."
  • "Seven days without a meeting makes one weak."
  • "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Mark Twain
  • "If you feel there are others below you, you will feel the crush of others above you." ~Duane Alan Hahn
  • "Nothing pains some people more than having to think." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "A whale is harpooned only when it spouts." ~Henry Hillman
  • "Worry is a useless mulling over of things we cannot change."
  • "What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself." ~Abraham H. Maslow
  • "Never miss a good chance to shut up." ~Scott Beach's grandfather
  • "I try to hold grudges, but they always wiggle out of my hands." ~Duane Alan Hahn
  • "Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • "When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction."
  • "To err is human; to admit it, superhuman." ~Doug Larson
  • "As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more." ~Sir Thomas Brown
  • "If you want what you've never had, you must do what you've never done."
  • "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." ~ Les Brown
  • "The healthy person finds happiness in helping others. Thus, for him, unselfishness is selfish."
  • "You are not responsible for your disease, but you are responsible for your behavior."
  • "God doesn't close one door without opening a better one ~ BUT ~ we've got to get our fingers out of the closing door. The reason you're in pain is because you have your fingers in a door God is trying to close."
  • "PAIN: The effort required to cling to old ideas and old behaviors."
  • "If you're going to pray, don't worry. If you're going to worry, don't pray."
  • "If you have to talk to more than three people about the same problem, you don't want help, you want attention."
  • "You don't have a problem. You have a solution you don't like."
  • "I was living in the pollution instead of the solution."
  • "The power behind me is greater than the problem in front of me."
  • "Switching from one compulsion to another is like switching seats on the Titanic."
  • "We arent bad people trying to get good. Were sick people trying to get well."
  • "If you want what the winners have, do what the winners do."
  • "If you feel like taking something to feel better, take one of the Steps."
  • "My life is none of my business. I just show up every morning and report for duty."
  • "If you're working your own program properly, you wont have time to work someone elses!!"
  • "My relationship isn't my problem, and it isn't my solution."
  • "We get a *daily* reprieve, based on what we do *today*for our recovery."
  • "Remember, don't run so fast that your guardian angel can't keep up"
  • "When you're home by yourself you're behind enemy lines."
  • "If you share your pain you cut it in half, if you don't you double it."
  • "If you don't want what we have, go back out to what you had."
  • "My head is like a bad neighborhood and I shouldn't go in there alone."
  • "Religion is for people who are afraid they'll go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have been there."
  • "I need to put things in perspective because I have a disease of perception."
  • "The quality of your recovery is proportional to the quality of your surrender."
  • "Those who relapse are attending powerlessness graduate school."
  • "Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed"
  • "Before engaging your mouth, put your mind in gear!"
  • "There is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem"
  • "Spirituality is the ability to get our minds off ourselves"
  • "The first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them"
  • "Willpower= our willingness to use a higher power"
  • "When your head begins to swell your mind stops growing"
  • "A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step"
  • "You received without cost, now give without charge"
  • "Faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation"
  • "Minds are like parachutes----they won't work unless theyre open"
  • "If you don't want what we have, go back out to what you had."
  • "Part of compliance is defiance, but you must arrive at acceptance of the disease."
  • "My head is like a bad neighborhood and I shouldn't go in there alone."
  • "Religion is for people who are afraid theyll go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have been there."
  • "Im not going to give anybody free rent in my head. "
  • "I was hopelessly dopeful...now Im dopelessly hopeful. "
  • "I used to be a hopeless dope fiend, now Im a dopeless hope fiend. "
  • "I need to put things in perspective because I have a disease of perception."
  • "The quality of your recovery is proportional to the quality of your surrender."
  • "Im basically a negative person, that's why Im so happy. "
  • "Those who relapse are attending powerlessness graduate school. "
  • "This program changes the way I relate to me. Thats what Im trying to do, change the way I relate to me. "
  • "If you commit suicide you're killing the wrong person. "
  • "Ive been beating up on myself so much I feel like hitting myself. "
  • "A critic is a person who goes onto the battlefield after the battle has been fought and shoots the survivors."
  • "I can't ~he can ~I think I'll let him (steps 1,2,3)"
  • "Keep coming back, it works if you work it"
  • "I came; I came to; I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)"
  • "Have a good day unless of course u have made other plans"
  • "Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth"
  • "The price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice"
  • "If you turn it over and don't let go of it, you will be upside down."
  • "God taught us to laugh again but god please don't let us forget that we once cried"
  • "Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm"
  • "It isn't the load that weighs us down------its the way we carry it"
  • "When u do all the talking you only learn what you already know"
  • "When we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins"
  • "Knowledge of the answers never made anyone slip---it was failing to practice the answers known"
  • "The 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it works"
  • "If faith without works is dead; then willingness without action is fantasy"
  • "The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us"
  • "You are not required to like it, you're only required to DO IT"
  • "When wallowing in your self-pity ...... get off the cross we need the wood"
  • "We are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences"
  • "Remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can't handle"
  • "When man listens, god speaks; when man obeys, god works"
  • "Don't watch the slippers but watch those who don't slip closely and watch them go through difficulties and pull through"
  • "Its a pity we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings"
  • "Be careful what you pray for; you're liable to get it"
  • "The time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going"
  • "The first step is the only step a person can work perfectly"
  • "The will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you"
  • "Time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead"
  • "Get out of the driver's seat.......let go and let god"
  • "Everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present"
  • "If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere"
  • "RULE 62----don't take yourself so damn seriously!!!!!!!"
  • "Faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility"






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