Addiction quote visualisation: Habits are first cobwebs, then cables - Spanish proverb

Top 50 Proverbs and Quotes about Addiction

Probably the most common perception people have is that addiction refers to drugs or alcohol, but this is not entirely correct.

Many people are caught by other habits and temptations such as money, gambling, sex, sport, news, books and even love.

Quotespeak has collected 50 of the most intelligent quotes to show a wider understanding of addiction.

The following quotes are sorted in chronological order by birth year of the author and demonstrate an interesting spectrum of addiction over time.

Our greatest glory
is not
in never falling,
but in getting up
every time we do.


(551 – 479 BC, Chinese teacher,
politician and philosopher)

Addiction Quote: We cannot in a moment get rid of habits of a lifetime - Mahatma Gandhi

that the thing
can and shall be done,
and then we shall
find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

(1809 – 1865, 16th President of the United States)

It is easy
to assume a habit;
but when you try
to cast it off,
it will take skin and all.

Josh Billings

(1818 – 1885, American writer and lecturer)

Quitting smoking is easy,
I’ve done it
hundreds of times.

Mark Twain

(1835 – 1910, American author and humorist)

We cannot,
in a moment,
get rid of habits
of a lifetime.

Mahatma Gandhi

(1869 – 1948, preeminent leader of
Indian nationalism in British-ruled India)

We love our habits
more than our income,
often more
than our life.

Bertrand Russell

(1872 – 1970, British philosopher,
mathematician and historian)

A moderate addiction
to money
may not always
be hurtful;
but when taken
in excess
it is nearly always
bad for the health.

Clarence Day

(1874 – 1935, American author)

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