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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 STEP SIX essay   ... make a beginning, and keep trying.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
The only urgent thing is that we make a beginning, and keep trying.


2.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... make a beginning as soon as you ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
If this is the situation, by all means do so, for you ought to make a beginning as soon as you can.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... make a beginning on this lifetime job.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make a burning issue out of such ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
She sees she was wrong to make a burning issue out of such a matter when his more serious ailments were being rapidly cured.


6.
View STEP TEN essay   ... make a careful review of our progress ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... make a decision and tell his story, ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... make a decision to turn our will ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


9.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make a face-to-face admission of our wretched ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We got a pretty severe shock when we realized that we were preparing to make a face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to those we had hurt.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make a fair start on the new ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
Perhaps your husband will make a fair start on the new basis, but just as things are going beautifully he dismays you by coming home drunk.


11.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make a full revelation would seriously harm ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
That will arise in the occasional situation where to make a full revelation would seriously harm the one to whom we are making amends.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make a fuss over them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They want him to make a fuss over them.


13.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make a general admission of our defects.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
At this first sitting, it is necessary only that we make a general admission of our defects.


14.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make a living, we had a feeling ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... make a mighty beginning, and he senses ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make a public statement exonerating his rival?   BB Into Action, p.80  
How could he possibly make a public statement exonerating his rival?


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... make a rough survey of his conduct ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Using his best judgment of what has been right and what has been wrong, he might make a rough survey of his conduct with respect to his primary instincts for sex, security, and society.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... make a serene and useful existence, at ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
And these were fears which would make a serene and useful existence, at any financial level, quite impossible.


19.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... make a serious attempt to probe them, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
The minute we make a serious attempt to probe them, we are liable to suffer severe reactions.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... make a settlement with the fundamental principle ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Yet we knew we had to make a settlement with the fundamental principle of Step Six.


21.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make a skeptic out of anyone.   BB Into Action, p.83  
We must remember that ten or twenty years of drunkenness would make a skeptic out of anyone.


22.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make a vigorous attempt to repair 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.


23.
View STEP TWO essay   ... make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'


24.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... make A.A. more effective, how to do ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Let it be noted, too, that they were almost always concerned with ways to make A.A. more effective, how to do the most good for the most alcoholics.


25.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... make alcoholics of our kind like other ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men.


26.
View STEP TEN essay   ... make all the other hours of our ...   12&12 Step Ten, pp.89-90  
For these minutes and sometimes hours spent in self-examination are bound to make all the other hours of our day better and happier.


27.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... make alliances, or enter public controversies.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
And in no circumstances should we give endorsements, make alliances, or enter public controversies.


28.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... make amends.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
What would I not give to make amends.


29.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make amends.   BB Into Action, p.76  
We have a list of all persons we have harmed and to whom we are willing to make amends.


30.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make amends as fast and as far ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
But all of them do require a complete willingness to make amends as fast and as far as may be possible in a given set of conditions.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make amends quickly if we have harmed ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone.


32.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... make amends to them all.   BB How It Works, p.59  
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.


33.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make amends to them all."   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."


34.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... make amends where we have done harm, ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing.


35.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make an accurate and really exhaustive survey ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Though in some cases we cannot make restitution at all, and in some cases action ought to be deferred, we should nevertheless make an accurate and really exhaustive survey of our past life as it has affected other people.


36.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make any difference.   BB To Wives, p.108  
We realize some men are thoroughly bad-intentioned, that no amount of patience will make any difference.


37.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make any wife or child neurotic.   BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic.


38.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... make astonishing recoveries and become our greatest ...   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?


39.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... make back in the 1920's.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Handing it to me, he continued, 'This shows the kind of money the hospital used to make back in the 1920's.


40.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it.


41.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... make clear three pertinent ideas:   BB How It Works, p.60  
Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:


42.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make contact with or take membership in ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


43.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make daily living with us as practicing ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Such a roster of harms done others -- the kind that make daily living with us as practicing alcoholics difficult and often unbearable -- could be extended almost indefinitely.


44.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make direct personal contact at all.   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


45.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... make each of them wish to retaliate, ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
And do not his actions make each of them wish to retaliate, snatching all they can get out of the show?


46.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make few social engagements.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We could make few social engagements.


47.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make for usefulness.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness.


48.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make good.   BB Into Action, p.78  
We may be short in our accounts and unable to make good.


49.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make good.   BB To Wives, p.118  
He wants to make good.


50.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make good.   BB To Employers, p.146  
Your man should be on his mettle to make good.


51.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


52.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make haste to reassure you.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Let us make haste to reassure you.


53.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make helpful suggestions.   BB To Employers, p.145  
If he speaks of his home situation, you can undoubtedly make helpful suggestions.


54.
View STEP THREE essay   ... make him desperately unhappy and threaten his ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
They simply will not budge; they make him desperately unhappy and threaten his newfound sobriety.


55.
View TO WIVES chapter   Make him feel absolutely free to come ...   BB To Wives, p.120  
Make him feel absolutely free to come and go as he likes.


56.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... make hospital arrangements, and entreat their wives ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
The founder and his friends channel spirituality to newcomers, hire halls, make hospital arrangements, and entreat their wives to brew gallons of coffee.


57.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... make inquiries.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Clergymen see articles in their church journals and also make inquiries.


58.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... make it and gets drunk all over ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Then comes the day when he simply cannot make it and gets drunk all over again.


59.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Make it clear that he is not ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it clear that he is not under pressure, that he needn't see you again if he doesn't want to.


60.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... make it emphatic that he does not ...   BB Working With Others, p.93  
If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have to agree with your conception of God.


61.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Make it plain he is under no ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.


62.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... make it possible for me to earn ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was really a horrible nightmare, this earning money, getting liquor, smuggling it home, getting drunk, morning jitters, taking large doses of sedatives to make it possible for me to earn more money, and so on ad nauseam.


63.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... make it possible for the rest to ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We'd gather up derelicts from skid rows, sort out those who could get well, and make it possible for the rest to earn their livelihood in a kind of quarantined confinement.


64.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... make it stick, let alone mete out ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Neither its General Service Conference, its Foundation Board,(*) nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.


65.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... make large sums of money to carry ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Maybe these places would make large sums of money to carry on our other good works.


66.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... make lifelong friends.   BB A Vision For You, p.152  
Among them you will make lifelong friends.


67.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make little difference.   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Whether we agree with a particular approach or conception seems to make little difference.


68.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make little headway in this new adventure ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes an accurate and unsparing survey of the human wreckage he has left in his wake.


69.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... make many fast friends and a fellowship ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


70.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... make many resolutions, but never a decision.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
They are over-remorseful and make many resolutions, but never a decision.


71.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... make me a channel of thy peace ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace -- that where there is hatred, I may bring love -- that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness -- that where there is discord, I may bring harmony -- that where there is error, I may bring truth -- that where there is doubt, I may bring faith -- that where there is despair, I may bring hope -- that where there are shadows, I may bring light -- that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.


72.
View STEP TEN essay   ... make mistakes.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us to make mistakes.


73.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make mistakes, but if you are in ...   BB To Wives, p.117  
You will make mistakes, but if you are in earnest they will not drag you down.


74.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... make money out of their A.A. connections, ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We took this violent new tack because here and there members had tried to make money out of their A.A. connections, and we feared we'd be exploited.


75.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... make more passions possible.   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
We have drunk to escape the guilt of passions, and then have drunk again to make more passions possible.


76.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make mortar without sand?   BB Into Action, p.75  
Have we tried to make mortar without sand?


77.
View STEP TEN essay   ... make much of his life until self-searching ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.


78.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make much sense when a real tosspot ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
It doesn't make much sense when a real tosspot calls a kettle black.


79.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... make my beginning.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.


80.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make new friends and is sure to ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
If he does not argue about religion, he will make new friends and is sure to find new avenues of usefulness and pleasure.


81.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make no bones about our drinking; they ...   BB Into Action, p.78  
Telling them what we are trying to do, we make no bones about our drinking; they usually know it anyway, whether we think so or not.


82.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... make no great difference, even if I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Therefore it would make no great difference, even if I should do some drinking.


83.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make no request for ourselves only.   BB Into Action, p.87  
We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make no request for ourselves only.


84.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make only partial restitution, lest complete disclosures ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be those to whom we can make only partial restitution, lest complete disclosures do them or others more harm than good.


85.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... make our admissions to Him directly?   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Why don't we make our admissions to Him directly?


86.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make our apologies.   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Against this background we can freely admit the damage we have done and make our apologies.


87.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... make our peace, and so we listed ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We had to begin to make our peace, and so we listed the people we had harmed and became willing to set things right.


88.
View STEP THREE essay   ... make our will conform with God's that ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
It is when we try to make our will conform with God's that we begin to use it rightly.


89.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... make out whether he wanted to stop ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He proved to be a devil-may-care young fellow whose parents could not make out whether he wanted to stop drinking or not.


90.
View STEP SIX essay   ... make progress in the building of character.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
He asks only that we try as best we know how to make progress in the building of character.


91.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... make regular use of prayer would no ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine.


92.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... make restitution at all, and in some ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Though in some cases we cannot make restitution at all, and in some cases action ought to be deferred, we should nevertheless make an accurate and really exhaustive survey of our past life as it has affected other people.


93.
View STEP ONE essay   ... make restitution for harm done?   12&12 Step One, p.24  
Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done?


94.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make right.   BB Into Action, p.80  
He felt that he had done a wrong he could not possibly make right.


95.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make satisfactory progress.   BB Into Action, p.78  
Rarely do we fail to make satisfactory progress.


96.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make some definite and valuable suggestions.   BB Into Action, p.86  
Yet, we believe we can make some definite and valuable suggestions.


97.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make some interesting discoveries.   BB To Employers, p.149  
You may make some interesting discoveries.


98.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... make suggestions, and very mild ones at ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
But long ago, trustees and staff members alike found they could do no more than make suggestions, and very mild ones at that.


99.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make terms.   BB To Employers, p.145  
If he owes you money you may wish to make terms.


100.
View STEP ONE essay   ... make the admission of hopelessness.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


101.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make the approach and to effect a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him.


102.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... make the belated discovery that they are ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
And so they make the belated discovery that they are really servants, not senators.


103.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... make the call," and extracted from my ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
Wishing to be polite, though I felt very badly, I said, "Let's make the call," and extracted from my wife a promise that we would not stay over fifteen minutes.


104.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... make the change in our attitude which ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
The Seventh Step is where we make the change in our attitude which permits us, with humility as our guide, to move out from ourselves toward others and toward God.


105.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make the crosses of others heavier.   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
It does not lighten our burden when we recklessly make the crosses of others heavier.


106.
View STEP THREE essay   ... make the decision to exert himself.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
When he acquires willingness, he is the only one who can make the decision to exert himself.


107.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... make the effort.   BB There Is A Solution, pp.25-26  
This we did because we honestly wanted to, and were willing to make the effort.


108.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... make the family financially insecure.   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
But the alcoholic housewife can also make the family financially insecure.


109.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make the grade."   BB To Employers, p.138  
If he has your will power and guts, he will make the grade."


110.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There are many situations which arise out of the phenomenon of craving which cause men to make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue to fight.


111.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... make their point.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Of course, they would use the resources of radio, press, and films to make their point.


112.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make them so.   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so.


113.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... make them unhappy.   BB Into Action, p.74  
It may be one of our own family, but we cannot disclose anything to our wives or our parents which will hurt them and make them unhappy.


114.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... make these arrangements our actor may sometimes ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
In trying to make these arrangements our actor may sometimes be quite virtuous.


115.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... make these sacrifices that gives people their ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
It is A.A.'s proved willingness to make these sacrifices that gives people their high confidence in our future.


116.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... make things safer, the promoter organized three ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
To make things safer, the promoter organized three corporations and became president of them all.


117.
View STEP THREE essay   ... make this increasingly possible is the purpose ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
To make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.


118.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make this recommendation with some confidence.   BB To Wives, p.114  
We make this recommendation with some confidence.


119.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make too hard terms with those who ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.


120.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... make Twelfth Step work possible.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
The job was not to do Twelfth Step work; it was to make Twelfth Step work possible.


121.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... make under the influence of Step Five.   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.


122.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make up for lost time.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
He is straining every nerve to make up for lost time.


123.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make-up, just as much as the feeling ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.


124.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... make up more than one-fourth of the ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


125.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make up others' minds for them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
As non-denominational people, we cannot make up others' minds for them.


126.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... make up the deficiency.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


127.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... make up the self-centered person; and we ...   BB To Wives, p.116  
We wives found that, like everybody else, we were afflicted with pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things which go to make up the self-centered person; and we were not above selfishness or dishonesty.


128.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... make-up which caused our failure.   BB How It Works, p.64  
First, we searched out the flaws in our make-up which caused our failure.


129.
View STEP TEN essay   ... 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.


130.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... make us, let us say, the group's ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
They make us, let us say, the group's chairman.


131.
View STEP TEN essay   ... make us miserably ineffective.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
A burst of temper could spoil a day, and a well-nursed grudge could make us miserably ineffective.


132.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... make us more useful to others.   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others.


133.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make use of his services with other ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


134.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... make use of our experience, we are ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.


135.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... make use of spiritual principles unless we ...   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.


136.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Make use of what they offer.   BB Into Action, p.87  
Make use of what they offer.


137.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... make was that if the man followed ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
The only answer I could make was that if the man followed the usual pattern, he would go on a bigger bust than ever.


138.
View STEP NINE essay   ... make will be cases where our disclosure ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
The only exceptions we will make will be cases where our disclosure would cause actual harm.


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