"Resentment is the 'number one' offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically." (64:3)
"It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave. We found that it is fatal. For when harbouring such feelings we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the Spirit. The insanity of alcohol returns and we drink again. And with us, to drink is to die," ('Alcoholics Anonymous', 66:1).
"... a God personal to me, who was love, superhuman strength and direction," (10:4).
"Had this power originated in him? Obviously it had not," (11:4).
"We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He can be found. It was so with us," (55:3).
"He stood in the Presence of Infinite Power and Love." (56:4)
"Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords. Show him these things in yourself and they will be reflected back to you from him." (118:2)
"God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn't. What was our choice to be?" (53:2)