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1.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... great.  BB How It Works, pp.60-61  
If his arrangements would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the show would be great.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... great.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
If persisted in for a few months, the effect on a man's family is sure to be great.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... great.  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The temptation to skip the more humiliating and dreaded meetings that still remain may be great.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great a penalty, although I was beginning ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
During these years, I drank as much as my purse permitted, still without paying too great a penalty, although I was beginning to have morning "jitters" at times.


5.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... great advantages of doing this will so ...  12&12 Step Eight, pp.77-78  
But if a willing start is made, then the great advantages of doing this will so quickly reveal themselves that the pain will be lessened as one obstacle after another melts away.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... great amounts of time wishing for what ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... great and small, we never knew we ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Possibly, too, we were still handicapped by many liabilities, great and small, we never knew we had.


8.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... great big alcoholic center, a kind of ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
They figured the town needed a great big alcoholic center, a kind of pilot plant A.A. groups could duplicate everywhere.


9.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... great big happy family.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great big lump that we can't begin ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Then perhaps life, as it has a way of doing, suddenly hands us a great big lump that we can't begin to swallow, let alone digest.


11.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... great blessings may never spoil us; that ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


12.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... great blessings may never spoil us; that ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


13.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... great boom of the late twenties was ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
The great boom of the late twenties was seething and swelling.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... great cause to live for as much ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... great chance for sobriety that we've had.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
We just want to be sure that you get the same great chance for sobriety that we've had.


16.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... great church that means everything to me.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
I belong to a great church that means everything to me.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... great clean wind of a mountain top ...  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I felt lifted up, as though the great clean wind of a mountain top blew through and through.


18.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... great corporations have set their approval upon ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Employers learn that great corporations have set their approval upon us, and wish to discover what can be done about alcoholism in their own firms.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... great deal.  BB To Wives, p.113  
If he is enthusiastic your cooperation will mean a great deal.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... great deal.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.124-125  
A few of us have had these growing pains and they hurt a great deal.


21.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... great deal about the relationship of my ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, psychiatrist: "As a psychiatrist, I have thought a great deal about the relationship of my specialty to A.A. and I have come to the conclusion that our particular function can very often lie in preparing the way for the patient to accept any sort of treatment or outside help.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great deal and talked to everyone who ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
It must be remembered that I had read a great deal and talked to everyone who knew, or thought they knew anything about the subject of alcoholism.


23.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... great deal began to happen.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
With the appearance of the new book a great deal began to happen.


24.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... great deal, but we almost invariably temper ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We do talk about each other a great deal, but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... great deal can be accomplished by the ...  BB To Employers, p.144  
Meanwhile, we are sure a great deal can be accomplished by the use of the book alone.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great deal more hard liquor than in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This had little effect however for I kept on drinking and used a great deal more hard liquor than in former years.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


28.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... great deal of business life, at least ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
We, who have collectively seen a great deal of business life, at least from the alcoholic angle, had to smile at this gentleman's sincere opinion.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great deal of morning-after nausea.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
I seemed to be able to snap back the next morning better than most of my fellow drinkers, who were cursed (or perhaps blessed) with a great deal of morning-after nausea.


30.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... great deal of spree drinking.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
A man of thirty was doing a great deal of spree drinking.


31.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great deal of time passing on what ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others who want and need it badly.


32.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... great deal of what we read, highlights ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Much of the everyday talk we hear, and a great deal of what we read, highlights man's pride in his own achievements.


33.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... great deal to his community, and the ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
As we shall see, he now means a great deal to his community, and the major liabilities of thirty years of hard drinking have been repaired in four.


34.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... great deeds, and embody great ideals.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Nearly every one of us had wished to do great good, perform great deeds, and embody great ideals.


35.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great difference, even if I should do ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Therefore it would make no great difference, even if I should do some drinking.


36.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great difficulty in casting aside such feelings.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Though some of us resisted, we found no great difficulty in casting aside such feelings.


37.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... great distilling companies proposed to go into ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Some of the great distilling companies proposed to go into the field of alcohol education.


38.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great distrust and disfavor by most of ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Men who had liquor shipped in from Boston or New York by express were looked upon with great distrust and disfavor by most of the good townspeople.


39.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... great dividend we may expect from confiding ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility -- a word often misunderstood.


40.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... great events will come to pass for ...  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others.


41.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... great extremes to provide each other with ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Yet we do go to great extremes to provide each other with these very things, when such action is warranted.


42.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Great Fact for us.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
This is the Great Fact for us.


43.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... great fact is just this, and nothing ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


44.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... great for preservation of the Fellowship.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the Fellowship.


45.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great freedom from embarrassment, which I could ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
They spoke with great freedom from embarrassment, which I could never do, and they seemed very much at ease on all occasions and appeared very healthy.


46.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... great gains we make under the influence ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
More realism and therefore more honesty about ourselves are the great gains we make under the influence of Step Five.


47.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... great good, perform great deeds, and embody ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Nearly every one of us had wished to do great good, perform great deeds, and embody great ideals.


48.
View TRADITION SIX essay   "Great guns!" he said.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
"Great guns!" he said.


49.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... great harm.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As this tide offering top public approval swept in, we realized that it could do us incalculable good or great harm.


50.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... great havoc without in the least intending ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
Under such an illusion, he can of course create great havoc without in the least intending it.


51.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... great help, but they could not be ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Volunteer committeemen and assistants could be of great help, but they could not be expected to carry this load day in and day out.


52.
View STEP TEN essay   ... great help in quieting stormy emotions.  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
A spot-check inventory taken in the midst of such disturbances can be of very great help in quieting stormy emotions.


53.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... great hope that all those who have ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


54.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great, however, a long period of patient ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
When the distortion has been great, however, a long period of patient striving may be necessary.


55.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great human accomplishments, a creative energy that ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
This mighty urge is the root of great human accomplishments, a creative energy that deeply influences our lives.


56.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... great ideals.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Nearly every one of us had wished to do great good, perform great deeds, and embody great ideals.


57.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... great increase in the size and the ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
In spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal.


58.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... great increase in this helpful interchange.  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
There is a good bit of travel between East and West and we foresee a great increase in this helpful interchange.


59.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... great intelligence, men of science have been ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
With great intelligence, men of science have been forcing nature to disclose her secrets.


60.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... great interference with your pleasures, interruptions to ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
It may mean the loss of many nights' sleep, great interference with your pleasures, interruptions to your business.


61.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great joys in return.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
We daily see such members render prodigies of service, and receive great joys in return.


62.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... great liner the moment after rescue from ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain's table.


63.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... great love are A.A.'s disciplinarians; we need ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Great suffering and great love are A.A.'s disciplinarians; we need no others.


64.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... great man, not too closely followed by ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
To Christ I conceded the certainty of a great man, not too closely followed by those who claimed Him.


65.
View STEP TEN essay   ... great many of us have never really ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
The emphasis on inventory is heavy only because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal.


66.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... great many years.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
He has not had a drink for a great many years.


67.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... great measure.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
But that would be in great measure.


68.
View PREFACE   ... great medical benefactor.  BB Preface, p.xi  
The section called "The Doctor's Opinion" has been kept intact, just as it was originally written in 1939 by the late Dr. William D. Silkworth, our Society's great medical benefactor.


69.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... great men and women of all religions ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
We won't have far to seek; the great men and women of all religions have left us a wonderful supply.


70.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... great moment is apt to occur.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And when humility and serenity are so combined, something else of great moment is apt to occur.


71.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... great moments of the past.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
Never could we recapture the great moments of the past.


72.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... great natural assets, the instincts, have turned ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When that happens, our great natural assets, the instincts, have turned into physical and mental liabilities.


73.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... great necessity for discussing ourselves with someone, ...  BB Into Action, p.74  
Notwithstanding the great necessity for discussing ourselves with someone, it may be one is so situated that there is no suitable person available.


74.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... great news this book carries to those ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.


75.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great news to us, for we had ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


76.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great numbers of such experiences, we could ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


77.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... great numbers of these -- about two out ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
But great numbers of these -- about two out of three -- began to return as time passed.


78.
View FOREWORD   ... great numbers of yet erratic people could ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
But it was by no means sure that such great numbers of yet erratic people could live and work together with harmony and good effect.


79.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... great obsession of every abnormal drinker.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker.


80.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... great obstacle to a spiritual experience.  BB There Is A Solution, pp.28-29  
Surprisingly enough, we find such convictions no great obstacle to a spiritual experience.


81.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... great one, was felt at once.  BB How It Works, p.63  
This was only a beginning, though if honestly and humbly made, an effect, sometimes a very great one, was felt at once.


82.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... great or small.  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.103-104  
To any questioning or criticism of his actions he instantly proffers his reliance upon prayer for guidance in all matters great or small.


83.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... great panacea for all human ills.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Without this proof the expectant purchaser would be forced to depart empty handed with none of what I later came to believe was the great panacea for all human ills.


84.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... great paradox of A.A. that we know ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
It is the great paradox of A.A. that we know we can seldom keep the precious gift of sobriety unless we give it away.


85.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great persuader.  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
In this respect alcohol was a great persuader.


86.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... great physician's opinion.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
That was a great physician's opinion.


87.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Great Reality deep down within us.  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We found the Great Reality deep down within us.


88.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... Great Reality -- their loving and All Powerful ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
They had visioned the Great Reality -- their loving and All Powerful Creator.


89.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... great resolution to approach him or her.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Even when you've found the person, it frequently takes great resolution to approach him or her.


90.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... great responsibility fell upon us to develop ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us to develop the best possible public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.


91.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great revulsion has risen up in him.  BB We Agnostics, p.57  
Save for a few brief moments of temptation the thought of drink has never returned; and at such times a great revulsion has risen up in him.


92.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... great rise.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I rightly imagined that they would some day have a great rise.


93.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... great sarcasm Ed came back at them.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
With great sarcasm Ed came back at them.


94.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve ...  BB How It Works, p.68  
Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other.


95.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... great sense of purpose, accompanied by a ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
This dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives.


96.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... great service for Alcoholics Anonymous, because it ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Moreover, it had performed a great service for Alcoholics Anonymous, because it had been humbly willing to apply the lessons it learned.


97.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


98.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... great solemn oaths that they were through ...  BB To Wives, p.105  
Our men have sworn great solemn oaths that they were through drinking forever.


99.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great stuff.  BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Logic is great stuff.


100.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... great successes or dismal failures.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to drink because at work we were great successes or dismal failures.


101.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Great suffering and great love are A.A.'s ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Great suffering and great love are A.A.'s disciplinarians; we need no others.


102.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... great, that we felt his only hope ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


103.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... great, the emotional harm we have done ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has.


104.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... great the necessity or the wish.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it -- this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.


105.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... great therapeutic weapon.  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
I think our profession must take appreciative cognizance of this great therapeutic weapon.


106.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... great thing A.A. might have been!"  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Back again in their caves, alcoholics would reproach us and say, "What a great thing A.A. might have been!"


107.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... great things A.A. would be able to ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
What great things A.A. would be able to do with it!


108.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great thought came.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Then, like a thunderbolt, a great thought came.


109.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... great thunderclouds of dispute may gather.  BB To Wives, p.117  
Starting from a speck on the domestic horizon, great thunderclouds of dispute may gather.


110.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... great tide at flood.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
It poured over and through him with the certainty and majesty of a great tide at flood.


111.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... great tidings.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
He shouted great tidings.


112.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... great to be overcome.  BB To Wives, p.104  
We want to leave you with the feeling that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness too great to be overcome.


113.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... great trouble, practically all the trouble there ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
When thus out of joint, man's natural desires cause him great trouble, practically all the trouble there is.


114.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... great turning point in our lives came ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.


115.
View CONTENTS   ... great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


116.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... great values.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.121-122  
If our circumstances happened to be good, we no longer dreaded a change for the worse, for we had learned that these troubles could be turned into great values.


117.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... great venture in social pioneering which forged ...  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


118.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... great wall had been built around them.  BB To Wives, p.107  
Sometimes they were so inaccessible that it seemed as though a great wall had been built around them.


119.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... great was the sum of our anxiety ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
If all those rules had been in effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, so great was the sum of our anxiety and fear.


120.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... great wave of outraged resentment engulfed the ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
A great wave of outraged resentment engulfed the meeting, sweeping every member to a single resolve: "Out he goes!"


121.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... great, we will more surely keep our ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
If at these points our emotional disturbance happens to be great, we will more surely keep our balance, provided we remember, and repeat to ourselves, a particular prayer or phrase that has appealed to us in our reading or meditation.


122.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


123.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... great whole.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


124.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... great whole.  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189  
One -- Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole.


125.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... great whole; that no personal sacrifice is ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the Fellowship.


126.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... great willingness even to begin.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
This required great willingness even to begin.


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