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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 FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... greatest assets that our Society has.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Today the remarkable unity of A.A. is one of the greatest assets that our Society has.


2.
View STEP TEN essay   ... greatest credits of all.   12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Even when we have tried hard and failed, we may chalk that up as one of the greatest credits of all.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, ...   BB To Employers, p.145  
The greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and fear.


4.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... greatest exertion of will.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All of us, without exception, pass through times when we can pray only with the greatest exertion of will.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... greatest friends.   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
So declares a well-loved clergyman who happens to be one of A.A.'s greatest friends.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
In this prodigy of service, he was well assisted by Sister Ignatia at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, one of the greatest friends our Fellowship will ever know.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... greatest need.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Having opened our channel as best we can, we try to ask for those right things of which we and others are in the greatest need.


8.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... greatest possession you have -- the key to ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have -- the key to life and happiness for others.


10.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... greatest protection.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, pp.182-183  
The Foundation(*) wrote letters to practically every news outlet in North America, setting forth our public relations policy of attraction rather than promotion, and emphasizing personal anonymity as A.A.'s greatest protection.


11.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... greatest reservoirs of power known to man, ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


12.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.


13.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We are sure that humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have.


14.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... greatest thing we have been able to ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... greatest workers and intimate friends?   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
How could we know that thousands of these sometimes frightening people were to make astonishing recoveries and become our greatest workers and intimate friends?


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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