Sober Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sober quotes, sober sayings, and sober proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Be sober, and to doubt prepense, These are the sinews of good sense. Sir William Hamilton
A deep and sober concern to please God is the rarest of rarities. Vance Havner
Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before. Sammy Davis, Jr.
To live sober is to die countless times! Veena Malik
Now i am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love. Rumi
Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing. Gary Oldman
When you quit drinking you stop waiting. Caroline Knapp
The rule is simple: Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Benjamin Franklin
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober. William Butler Yeats
Good God, if our civilization were to sober up for a couple of days it'd die of remorse on the third. Malcolm Lowry
It is a sober truth that people who live only to amuse themselves work harder at the task than most people do in earning their daily bread. Hannah More
My mind may be sober, but my confidence is high! Habeeb Akande
A sober mind, an unemotional heart and a positive attitude are key for success. Pinkie Numa
Getting sober was the single bravest thing I've ever done and will ever do in my life. Jamie Lee Curtis
It's a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people. F. Scott Fitzgerald
You have no idea how long a year is until you're stone sober. Bill Burr
Being sober for so many years is getting interesting. Peter O'Toole
Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober. Jamie Lee Curtis
As you get older, you kind of take a more sober view of life. Bernard Sumner
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus. Ozzy Osbourne
The sober comfort, all the peace which springs from the large aggregate of little things. Hannah More
I personally believe this: We have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift for those who are willing to receive it. Ace Frehley
When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me. Mary Karr
It looks different when you're sober; I thought I had twice as much furniture. Neil Simon
Sober perseverance is more effective than enthusiastic emotions, which are all too capable of being transferred, with little difficulty, to something different each day. Vaclav Havel
Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. H. L. Mencken
To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity. Aristotle
The second, sober thought of the people is seldom wrong, and always efficient. Martin Van Buren
For many years, alcoholism and drug addiction were considered a weak person's inability to control desire. Harry Haroutunian
Most people believed that drinking was simple a matter of choice and that anyone with a drinking or drug problem was reckless, self-absorbed, and irresponsible. Harry Haroutunian