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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... knowledge.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
What with our ultra-modern standards, our scientific approach to everything, we are perhaps not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... knowledge.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Surely this was the answer -- self-knowledge.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... knowledge.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
We shall bring to the task our combined experience and knowledge.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knowledge.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knowledge about himself as an alcoholic.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
He had much knowledge about himself as an alcoholic.


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... knowledge and experience.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
They are matters of knowledge and experience.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... knowledge and experience top secret.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
We cannot declare A.A. such a closed corporation that we keep our knowledge and experience top secret.


8.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... knowledge and experience were being sold for ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
In all these instances, and more, it was claimed that A.A. knowledge and experience were being sold for money, hence these people, too, were professionals.


9.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... knowledge and humble example that resolve a ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
Theirs is the quiet opinion, the sure knowledge and humble example that resolve a crisis.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... knowledge and power.   BB Into Action, p.85  
Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... knowledge as to what part employers might ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
To me, this incident illustrates lack of understanding as to what really ails the alcoholic, and lack of knowledge as to what part employers might profitably take in salvaging their sick employees.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... knowledge, he could not have applied it ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Admit that he probably knows more about it than you do, but call to his attention the fact that however deep his faith and knowledge, he could not have applied it or he would not drink.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knowledge he had acquired, would keep him ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
He was positive that this humiliating experience, plus the knowledge he had acquired, would keep him sober the rest of his life.


14.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... knowledge into other fields, we were taking ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


15.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... knowledge of alcoholism.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Of course, there couldn't be the slightest objection if such an association hired an A.A. member solely because of his public relations ability and his knowledge of alcoholism.


16.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... knowledge of his own personality flaws and ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Psychiatrists and psychologists point out the deep need every human being has for practical insight and knowledge of his own personality flaws and for a discussion of them with an understanding and trustworthy person.


17.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... knowledge of His will for us and ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... knowledge of His will for us and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


19.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... "...knowledge of His will for us and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


20.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


21.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... knowledge of that way with all who ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
We have been talking about problems because we are problem people who have found a way up and out, and who wish to share our knowledge of that way with all who can use it.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... knowledge of the bootlegger who soon appeared ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
At that time I was not aware of the almost unlimited supply the government made it possible for us doctors to obtain, neither had I any knowledge of the bootlegger who soon appeared on the horizon.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... knowledge of the inner workings of his ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was unthinkable.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knowledge of your condition.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... knowledge that at home or in the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


26.
View STEP TWO essay   Knowledge was all-powerful.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Knowledge was all-powerful.


27.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knowledge would fix it.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
Self-knowledge would fix it.


28.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... knowledge would not help in those strange ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


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