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A Quote by Bill on alcohlics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"We meet frequently so that newcomers may find the fellowship they seek. At these informal gatherings one may often see 50 to 200 persons. We are growing in numbers and power." __Bill Wilson
(*in 2001 A.A. is composed of over 100,000 groups.)

Bill Wilson

Source: c.1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, pp 15 - 16.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"I have seen hundreds of families set their feet in the path that really goes somewhere; have seen the most impossible domestic situations righted; feuds and bitterness of all sorts wiped out. I have seen men come out of asylums and resume a vital place in the lives of their families and communities. Business and professional men have regained their standing. There is scarcely any form of trouble and misery
which has not been overcome among us."__Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p. 15.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part of. The joy of living we really have, even under pressure and difficulty." __ Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 15.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, and twelve steps

"Faith without works was dead.  And how appallingly true for the alcoholic!  For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.  If he did not work, he would surly drink again, and if he drank, he would surly die.  Then faith would be dead indeed.  With us it was just like that."

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, pp. 14 -15.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

Common sense would thus become uncommon sense. I was to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me. Never was I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others. Then only might I expect to receive. But that would be in great measure.

Bill Wilson

Source: c.1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p. 13.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"My schoolmate visited me, and I fully acquainted him with my problems and deficiencies.  We made a list of people I had hurt or toward whom I felt resentment.  I expressed my entire willingness to approach these individuals, admitting my wrong.  Never was I to be critical of them.  I was to right all such matters to the utmost of my ability."  __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p 13.

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"There (in the hospital) I humbly offered myself to God, as I then understood Him, to do with me as He would. I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction. I admitted for the foist time that of myself I was nothing; that without Him I was lost. I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch. I have not had a drink since." __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p.13

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, twelve steps, and bill w

"Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when we want Him enough. At long last I saw, I felt, I believed. Scales of pride and prejudice fell from my eyes. A new world came into view." __ Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p 12

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A Quote by Bill on alcoholics anonymous, the big book, recovery, bill wilson, and willingness

"it was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power Greater than myself.  Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning. I saw that growth could start from that point.  Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend.  Would I have it?  Of course I would." __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p. 12

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A Quote by Bill on alcohlics anonymous, the big book, recovery, bill wilson, and god

"Despite the living example of my friend there remained in me the vestiges of my old prejudice. The word God still aroused a certain antipathy. When the thought was expressed that there might be a God personaI to me this feeling was intensified. I didn't like the idea." __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p.12.

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