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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

All skins are shed at length, remorse, even shame.
The Physicians told me that yet there was one help for me, if I could constantly pursue it, to wit, A sober and orderly life : for this had every way great force for the recovering and preserving of Health, as a disorderly life to the overthrowing of it; as I too wel by experience found. For Temperance preserves even old men and sickly men sound: But Intemperance destroyes most healthy and flourishing constitutions.
See the Wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe, and walk again: The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To Him are opening Paradise.
The longer I abstained the higher my spirits were, the keener my enjoyment--till the moment, the direful moment, arrived when my pulse began to fluctuate, my heart to palpitate, and such a dreadful falling abroad, as it were, of my whole frame, such intolerable restlessness, and incipient bewilderment, that in the last of my several attempts to abandon the dire poison, I exclaimed in agony, which I now repeat in seriousness and solemnity, "I am too poor to hazard this."
To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously. And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously.
I'm here to say that you can reel with your own heart and your own brain too once you quit believing that only alcohol or drugs can make you joyful. Sometimes, I'm almost sorry for people who haven't been alcoholic, because I know things that a person who's never been sick doesn't know. I had to climb over hurdles. I had to experience the disease, be sick with it and then experience recovery.

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