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.

Although using drugs or alcohol for the first time is almost always a choice, addiction is not a choice but a disease. Harry Haroutunian
Alcohol can cause many types of accidents. It may also at times lead to violent behavior or contribute to the risk of suicide. Griffith Edwards
Alcohol is also a drug addiction - a fact which multiplies the significance of its inherently negative potential. Griffith Edwards
Alcohol is a stupid molecule which is clever in its ability to play mood music on complex brain systems, but it is an addictive drug with a far from innocent profile. Griffith Edwards
Alcohol is fun, the wine of the Eucharist, a profitable and taxable commodity, but a drug among drugs and highly ambiguous in its costs and benefits. Griffith Edwards
Ever since humans began to consume alcohol, they have had a difficult relationship with it. Rod Phillips
Alcohol has historically played a role at marriages and funerals, and it has commonly marked commercial, political, and other events. Rod Phillips
Alcohol helps people relax and sometimes to forget their cares. Rod Phillips
Alcohol is a simple chemical, but its effects on the body are extraordinarily complex and highly individual. Katherine Ketcham
The stronger a drink is--that is, the more alcohol it contains--the greater the amount of alcohol that will get into your bloodstream. Katherine Ketcham
Alcohol is a legal drug and therefore afforded special status. Katherine Ketcham
Alcohol isn't really a drug, the thinking goes, because it won't hurt you unless you overindulge. Katherine Ketcham
Children cry and adults drink. Joseph Julius Bonkowski
Sobriety, I'll drink to that. Joseph Julius Bonkowski
When gin turns to sin, you will need bail for jail. Joseph Julius Bonkowski
Among young people. Drinking is for getting drunk. And many go on to become alcoholics. Billy Graham
Drunkenness is not a new vice, Its ravages have always been a scourge on the human race. Billy Graham
Thousands are killed and injured every year by teenagers driving too fast or under the influence of drugs and drink. Billy Graham
Do not seek solace in alcohol. Alcohol obscures good judgement and leaves you unable to think clearly. Billy Graham
What began as an apparently harmless pastime has ended up as a frightening, overpowering addiction or obsession. Billy Graham
Being sober is the aspect of my from which all other good things flow. The alcohol never made me feel as good as, let alone better than people. What it did was to hold down the pain of being myself just enough so that, for a while, I could 'negotiate' the world. Ross Fitzgerald
I discovered that when I got drunk I had a character trait that I would vigorously deny while sober: I got vicious. Worse, I enjoyed it. Tom
I was never sober. Only unconscious or drunk. Jay
I always thought of myself as just an occasional drinker. Except that I could always contrive an occasion. Joe
They threw me into the drunk tank, and after I came out I didn't even stay sober long enough to determine how stupid it was for me to try to sue them for false arrest. Ray
The doctor told me to watch my drinking, so I did. I watched the bartender mix it, I kept my eye on the glass, and I watched as he re-filled the empty. Gabe
Alcohol worked so fast on me that I was always past the point of no return before I knew anything had started. Helen
I usually lost bladder control when I drank. I'm convinced that was where they got the idea for the water bed. Danny