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

"There is however, a vast amount of fun about it all.  I suppose some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity.  But just underneath there is deadly seriousness.  Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish."    

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p.16.

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

"An alcoholic in his cups is an unlovely creature. Our struggles with them are variously strenuous, comic, and tragic. One poor chap committed suicide in my home. He could not, or would not, see our way of life."   __Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson

Source: c. 1939 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill's Story, p. 16.

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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, 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

"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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