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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fail.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
With this attitude you cannot fail.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fail.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
It works when other activities fail.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... fail.  BB Working With Others, p.89  
You can secure their confidence when others fail.


4.
View STEP TEN essay   ... fail any of these people, we can ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Whenever we fail any of these people, we can promptly admit it -- to ourselves always, and to them also, when the admission would be helpful.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
As the body can fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
As we redouble our efforts at control, and continue to fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... fail to approve these simple principles, though ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
They can hardly fail to approve these simple principles, though the head of the house still fails somewhat in practicing them.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... fail to get a worked-for promotion.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We fail to get a worked-for promotion.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... fail to get something we demanded.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear -- primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.


10.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... fail to keep a man in everlasting ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... fail to make satisfactory progress.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Rarely do we fail to make satisfactory progress.


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... fail to make us feel elated.  12&12 Step Ten, pp.91-92  
For no people have ever loved personal triumphs more than we have loved them; we drank of success as of a wine which could never fail to make us feel elated.


13.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... fail to recognize is our total inability ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... fail us, for they are human, too, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
If we lean too heavily on people, they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and cannot possibly meet our incessant demands.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... fail who has thoroughly followed our path.  BB How It Works, p.58  
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.


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