Quotes by: William Griffith Wilson
Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous
||William Griffith Wilson
November 26, 1895
East Dorset, Vermont
||January 24, 1971
||co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
||Lois W. (m. 1918)
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover. The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt. Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker.
We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us.
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! That is the miracle of it.
We are not cured of alcoholism. What we have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our daily activities.
We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired.