“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves would restore us … Read More
“We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given to us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! … Read More
“We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.” Bill W.
“I have become a pupil of the AA movement rather than the teacher.” Bill W.
“The temporary good is enemy to the permanent best.” Bill W.
“Only the self-deceived will claim perfect freedom from fear.” Bill W.
“Each day my friend’s simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.” … Read More
“Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker.” Bill W.
“In the wake of my spiritual experience there came a vision of a society of alcoholics.” Bill W.
“I was not an atheist. Few people really are, for that means blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher … Read More
“Nothing can be more demoralizing than a clinging and abject dependence upon another human being. This often amounts to the demand for a degree of … Read More
“More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor” Bill W.
“Nowadays my brain no longer races compulsively in either elation, grandiosity, or depression. I have been given a quiet place in bright sunshine.” Bill … Read More
“Years ago I used to commiserate with all people who suffered. Now I commiserate only with those who suffer in ignorance, who do not understand … Read More
“How dark it is before the dawn! In reality that was the beginning of my last debauch. I was soon to be catapulted into what … Read More
“Almost without exception alcoholics are tortured by loneliness.” Bill W.
“Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.” … Read More
“AA is no success story in the ordinary sense of the word. It is a story of suffering transmuted, under grace, into spiritual progress.” … Read More
“Because of our kinship in suffering, our channels of contact have always been charged with the language of the heart.” Bill W.
“Pain is the touchstone of all growth” Bill W.