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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... pay.   BB Into Action, p.78  
Our drinking has made us slow to pay.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... pay.   BB To Employers, p.143  
If you propose such a procedure to him, it may be necessary to advance the cost of treatment, but we believe it should be made plain that any expense will later be deducted from his pay.


3.
View STEP TWO essay   ... pay."   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We soon concluded that whatever price in humility we must pay, we would pay."


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... pay a nonalcoholic for the same job.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
If we hired an alcoholic, he'd receive only what we'd have to pay a nonalcoholic for the same job.


5.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... pay -- and pay handsomely.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Thoroughness, we have found, will pay -- and pay handsomely.


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... pay anything, believe anything, or conform to ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we dare to say, contrary to the experience of society and government everywhere, that we would neither punish nor deprive any A.A. of membership, that we must never compel anyone to pay anything, believe anything, or conform to anything?


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... pay dearly for skimping this Step.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Even A.A. oldtimers, sober for years, often pay dearly for skimping this Step.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... pay dividends.   BB To Employers, p.141  
Your understanding treatment of their cases will pay dividends.


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... pay dividends only if he mines it ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
He may not see at once that he has barely scratched a limitless lode which will pay dividends only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire product.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pay envelopes home.   BB To Wives, pp.105-106  
An armored car could not have brought the pay envelopes home.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pay for this presumption in all sorts ...   BB Into Action, p.87  
We might pay for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas.


12.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... pay handsomely.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Thoroughness, we have found, will pay -- and pay handsomely.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... pay him, or even to love him.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
He does not expect his brother sufferer to pay him, or even to love him.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... pay its bills, that's really news.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
When a society composed entirely of alcoholics says it's going to pay its bills, that's really news.


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... pay my bills at the bars and ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Sometimes a small deal would net a few hundred dollars, and I would pay my bills at the bars and delicatessens.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... pay, no axes to grind, no people ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... pay off after all.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We begin to think that A.A. doesn't pay off after all.


18.
View STEP NINE essay   ... pay, or promise to pay, whatever obligations, ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
We can pay, or promise to pay, whatever obligations, financial or otherwise, we owe.


19.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... pay ourselves.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
These simple services would require small sums of money which we could and would pay ourselves.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... pay the penalty by a spree.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
But we must try to repair the damage immediately lest we pay the penalty by a spree.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pay the price.   BB To Wives, p.108  
Especially when he has before him a way to stop his drinking and abuse if he really wants to pay the price.


22.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... pay them well, and they earn what ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
We pay them well, and they earn what they get.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... pay to take another look down the ...   BB To Employers, p.149  
Even if you feel your organization has no alcoholic problem, it might pay to take another look down the line.


24.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... pay up.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
But finally he said it -- the landlord would put us out if we didn't pay up.


25.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... pay very dearly physically and, in hope ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
By this time I was beginning to pay very dearly physically and, in hope of relief, voluntarily incarcerated myself at least a dozen times in one of the local sanitariums.


26.
View STEP TWO essay   ... pay, we would pay."   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We soon concluded that whatever price in humility we must pay, we would pay."


27.
View STEP NINE essay   ... pay, whatever obligations, financial or otherwise, we ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
We can pay, or promise to pay, whatever obligations, financial or otherwise, we owe.


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