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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View STEP THREE essay   ... act.   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
How persistently we claim the right to decide all by ourselves just what we shall think and just how we shall act.


2.
View STEP SIX essay   ... act.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act.


3.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... act as he wishes.   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


4.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... act as they see the right upon ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Nor does it mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of the world, are going to back away from their individual responsibilities to act as they see the right upon issues of our time.


5.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... act extemporaneously.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
It did let us act extemporaneously.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... act, for the more you hurry him ...   BB To Wives, p.113  
Wait until repeated stumbling convinces him he must act, for the more you hurry him the longer his recovery may be delayed.


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... act hastily or rashly, the ability to ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
When we speak or act hastily or rashly, the ability to be fair-minded and tolerant evaporates on the spot.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... act like most everybody does when afraid.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Naturally, we began to act like most everybody does when afraid.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... act like one.   BB To Employers, p.147  
You act like one.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... act of his own will.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Trying to do this is an act of his own will.


11.
View STEP ONE essay   ... act of Providence can remove it from ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... act once in a while isn't enough.   BB Working With Others, p.97  
A kindly act once in a while isn't enough.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... act only as a banker for his ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he is not interested in your solution, if he expects you to act only as a banker for his financial difficulties or a nurse for his sprees, you may have to drop him until he changes his mind.


14.
View STEP TEN essay   ... act or think badly, try to visualize ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


15.
View STEP TEN essay   ... act or thought.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can underlie the smallest act or thought.


16.
View STEP TEN essay   ... act that appears to be wrong.   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
As we glance down the debit side of the day's ledger, we should carefully examine our motives in each thought or act that appears to be wrong.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... act the Good Samaritan every day, if ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
You have to act the Good Samaritan every day, if need be.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... act to good purpose until the habit ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
For we can neither think nor act to good purpose until the habit of self-restraint has become automatic.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... act upon these principles, your husband may ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
If you act upon these principles, your husband may stop or moderate.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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