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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 BILL'S STORY chapter   ... pride.   BB Bill's Story, pp.7-8  
It was a devastating blow to my pride.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride.   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
But in A.A. we slowly learned that something had to be done about our vengeful resentments, self-pity, and unwarranted pride.


3.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... pride?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride?


4.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride and fear of this sort turn ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... pride and go to it, illuminating every ...   BB Into Action, p.75  
We pocket our pride and go to it, illuminating every twist of character, every dark cranny of the past.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride and his fear beat him back ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pride and our husbands' reputations.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We have told innumerable lies to protect our pride and our husbands' reputations.


8.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... pride and prejudice fell from my eyes.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Scales of pride and prejudice fell from my eyes.


9.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pride and vengefulness.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
These are emotional booby traps baited with pride and vengefulness.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... pride became the reverse side of that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
So false pride became the reverse side of that ruinous coin marked "Fear."


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... pride could be rewon.   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Husbands and wives have sometimes been obliged to separate for a time until new perspective, new victory over hurt pride could be rewon.


12.
View STEP TEN essay   ... pride -- did the same thing.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Other kinds of disturbances -- jealousy, envy, self-pity, or hurt pride -- did the same thing.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pride, frustration, self-pity, misunderstanding and fear.   BB To Wives, p.104  
We have had long rendezvous with hurt pride, frustration, self-pity, misunderstanding and fear.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings -- the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.


15.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride have too often done their worst.   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
In these areas fear, greed, possessiveness, and pride have too often done their worst.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride heads the procession.   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
It is not by accident that pride heads the procession.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... pride in his own achievements.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Much of the everyday talk we hear, and a great deal of what we read, highlights man's pride in his own achievements.


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride in reverse.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
For this is pride in reverse.


19.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride, leading to self-justification, and always spurred ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
For pride, leading to self-justification, and always spurred by conscious or unconscious fears, is the basic breeder of most human difficulties, the chief block to true progress.


20.
View STEP FOUR essay   Pride lures us into making demands upon ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... pride might be the smoke screen under ...   12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Or anger and hurt pride might be the smoke screen under which we were hiding some of our defects while we blamed others for them.


22.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride of self unconsciously blind themselves to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.46  
This is because people who are driven by pride of self unconsciously blind themselves to their liabilities.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).   BB How It Works, p.65  
My wife -- misunderstands and nags; likes Brown; wants the house put in her name -- pride; personal sex relations; security (fear).


24.
View STEP FOUR essay   Pride says, "You need not pass this ...   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!"


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... pride, self-pity, vanity and all the things ...   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.


26.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride steps in to justify our excesses.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
When the satisfaction of our instincts for sex, security, and society becomes the sole object of our lives, then pride steps in to justify our excesses.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... pride, the confession of shortcomings which the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation.


28.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... pride to hinder our making a list ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
These were some of the ways in which fear conspired with pride to hinder our making a list of all the people we had harmed.


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... pride to the good lives we thought ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
No doubt we shall point with pride to the good lives we thought we led before the bottle cut us down.


30.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... pride which keeps you from accepting what ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you think you are an atheist, an agnostic, a skeptic, or have any other form of intellectual pride which keeps you from accepting what is in this book, I feel sorry for you.


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