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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   ... knew.  BB We Agnostics, p.57  
He humbly offered himself to his Maker -- then he knew.


2.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knew about alcoholism.  BB More About Alcoholism, pp.39-40  
We told him what we knew about alcoholism.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew all the answers, and certainly not ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
He knew all the answers, and certainly not because he had picked them up in his reading.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... knew, and almost welcomed the idea.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
I knew, and almost welcomed the idea.


5.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew anything about it.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I read everything I could find, and talked to everyone who I thought knew anything about it.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew anything about the subject of alcoholism.  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.


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... knew different; and so we were sold ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.


8.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew everyone would buy a few bottles, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I knew everyone would buy a few bottles, or cases, of liquor as their exchequers permitted, and that it would soon be gone.


9.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knew from that moment that I had ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I knew from that moment that I had an alcoholic mind.


10.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knew he faced another trip to the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He knew he faced another trip to the asylum if he kept on.


11.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... knew he had them cold.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Dismayed, the elders looked at one another, for they knew he had them cold.


12.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... knew her problem, to hear from the ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... knew how much alcoholism is costing his ...  BB To Employers, p.149  
He might be shocked if he knew how much alcoholism is costing his organization a year.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... knew how much there was we hadn't ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Heaven only knew how much there was we hadn't heard about.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew I could not, but I schooled ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
I used to get terribly upset when I saw my friends drink and knew I could not, but I schooled myself to believe that though I once had the same privilege, I had abused it so frightfully that it was withdrawn.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knew my partners would be too.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
My business came off well, I was pleased and knew my partners would be too.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... knew neither time nor limitation.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who knew neither time nor limitation.


18.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... knew no bounds.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.128-129  
Joy at our release from a lifetime of frustration knew no bounds.


19.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... knew of a total of half a ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
They pointed out that the Foundation board already knew of a total of half a million dollars set aside for A.A. in the wills of people still alive.


20.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knew of alcoholism and the answer we ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
We told him what we knew of alcoholism and the answer we had found.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... knew of his drinking.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He had, of course, the familiar alcoholic obsession that few knew of his drinking.


22.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... knew of his drinking.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
He found himself surprisingly well received, and learned that many knew of his drinking.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... knew of it at first but, within ...  BB To Employers, p.145  
Only a few knew of it at first but, within a short time, it was billboarded throughout the entire company.


24.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... knew of our drinking.  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Our reputations hadn't suffered, because we were certain few knew of our drinking.


25.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... knew or cared about human beings.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But certainly there wasn't any evidence of a God who knew or cared about human beings.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew, or thought they knew anything about ...  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.


27.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew that if I did not stay ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.175-176  
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.


28.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... knew the A.A. pitch.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
At the Foundation(*) and intergroup offices, we couldn't employ nonalcoholics as secretaries; we had to have people who knew the A.A. pitch.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... knew the law was not for me.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
By the time I had completed the course, I knew the law was not for me.


30.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... knew the man by name, and partly ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
I knew the man by name, and partly recognized his features, but there all resemblance ended.


31.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knew then.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I knew then.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... knew they had a host of new ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
They knew they had a host of new friends; it seemed they had known these strangers always.


33.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... knew they must find their real strength.  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Each needed to consider the others, and in abiding faith they knew they must find their real strength.


34.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... knew they must help other alcoholics if ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary.


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... knew we had.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Possibly, too, we were still handicapped by many liabilities, great and small, we never knew we had.


36.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... knew we had to exercise self-restraint.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Considering this explosive factor, we knew we had to exercise self-restraint.


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... knew we had to make a settlement ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Yet we knew we had to make a settlement with the fundamental principle of Step Six.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... knew we would have to quit the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We knew we would have to quit the deadly business of living alone with our conflicts, and in honesty confide these to God and another human being.


39.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


40.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knew what he was talking about in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
Of far more importance was the fact that he was the first living human with whom I had ever talked, who knew what he was talking about in regard to alcoholism from actual experience.


41.
View STEP TEN essay   ... knew what he was talking about once ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Someone who knew what he was talking about once remarked that pain was the touchstone of all spiritual progress.


42.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... knew what that meant!  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
He'd sent a telegram for money, and everybody knew what that meant!


43.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... knew what was coming.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
We shivered, for we knew what was coming.


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