“Just as you calculate how successful your business was at the end of the day, and you count in terms of monetary value, similarly at the close of the day, you should check as to what kind of life you have led – whether it was a positive one or a negative one.”

The Dalai Lama

“My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, “Why don’t you choose your own conception of god?” That statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had lived and shivered many years. I stood in the sunlight at last.”

Bill Wilson

“You’re under no obligation to be who you were five minutes ago”

Alan Watts

“The number of times that you win or lose is not important. The only thing that matters is the number of times you try”

Came To Believe

“Someone who knew what he was talking about once remarked that pain was the touchstone of all spiritual progress.”

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

“Our disease involved much more than just using drugs, so our recovery must involve much more the simple abstinence.”

Narcotics Anonymous

“The essence of all growth is a willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.”

Grapevine, July 1965

Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions

Alcoholics Anonymous