Sobriety Sayings and Quotes

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

Getting sober is a radically creative act. Meredith Bell
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. Winston Churchill
If you wish to keep the mind clear and the body healthy, abstain from all fermented liquors. Sydney Smith
If it is a small sacrifice to discontinue the use of wine, do it for the sake of others; if it is a great sacrifice, do it for your own. Samuel J. May
Ya think that the whiskey tastes good? Try a big cup of sobriety - now that is the good stuff! Steven Tyler
Sobriety is the strength of the soul, for it preserves its reason unclouded by passion. Pythagoras
There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation. John Ciardi
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. Jamie Lee Curtis
Sobriety is love of health, or inability to eat much. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
I've always believed clear-eyed sobriety was for the harder hearted. Gillian Flynn
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde
It's a great advantage not to drink among hard drinking people. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before. Sammy Davis, Jr.
Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul. Frances E. Willard
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion. Thomas Aquinas
Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. Aristotle
Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigour. Joseph Addison
Temperance to be a virtue must be free, and not forced. Cyrus Augustus Bartol
Temperance is a bridle of gold; he who uses it rightly, is more like a god than a man. Robert Burton
Temperance keeps the senses clear and unembarrassed, and makes them seize the object with more keenness and satisfaction. It appears with life in the face, and decorum in the person; it gives you the command of your head, and secures your health, and preserves you in a condition for business. Jeremy Collier
Temperance in everything is requisite for happiness. B. R. Haydon
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. Saint Augustine
Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason. Robert South
Temperance is the wisdom to know that not every constructive job requires a hammer. Wes Fessler
The smaller the drink, the clearer the head, and the cooler the blood. William Penn
In temperance there is ever cleanliness and elegance. Joseph Joubert
Seriousness is stupidity sent to college. P. J. O'Rourke
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus. Ozzy Osbourne
Abstinence is a window of clarity through which one can better find one's work and one's mate. Lance Morrow
The thing is, if I don't have sobriety, I don't have anything. Matthew Perry