Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair. On talking to a man there, I would be lifted up and set on my feet. It is a design for living that works in rough going.
Big Book pg. 15
Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need, will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say, "Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing."
Big Book pg. 29
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail.
Big Book pg. 89
Great Mystery help us to walk the path of heart.