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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 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... principle.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Giving, rather than getting, will become the guiding principle.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... principle.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
The life of our Fellowship depends on this principle.


3.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... principle.  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
But today religion is by no means the sole advocate of this saving principle.


4.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... principle?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
What are these facts of A.A. life which brought us to this apparently impractical principle?


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... principle.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
When A.A. was only three years old, an event occurred demonstrating this principle.


6.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... principle.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
The very life of our Fellowship requires the preservation of this principle.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... principle applies in dealing with the children.  BB To Wives, p.115  
The same principle applies in dealing with the children.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... principle had its first major test.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
When World War II broke out, this spiritual principle had its first major test.


9.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... principle involved.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
True, some of the projects to which A.A.'s have attached themselves have been ill-conceived, but that makes not the slightest difference with the principle involved.


10.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer


11.
View STEP NINE essay   ... principle is involved.  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Many a razor-edged question can arise in other departments of life where this same principle is involved.


12.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... principle is telling evidence of the profound ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
This principle is telling evidence of the profound change that A.A. has wrought in all of us.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... principle of all scientific progress: search and ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Time after time, my instructors held up to me the basic principle of all scientific progress: search and research, again and again, always with the open mind.


14.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, pp.565-566  
12. And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


15.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
Twelve -- And finally, we of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance.


16.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... principle of anonymity was horse-and-buggy stuff, something ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
With perfectly good intent, these folks declared that the principle of anonymity was horse-and-buggy stuff, something appropriate to A.A.'s pioneering days.


17.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... principle of attraction rather than of promotion.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
We found that we had to rely upon the principle of attraction rather than of promotion.


18.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... principle of attraction rather than promotion.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion.


19.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... principle of attraction rather than promotion.  12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion.


20.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... principle of corporate poverty was firmly and ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
At that moment, we believe, the principle of corporate poverty was firmly and finally embedded in A.A. tradition.


21.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


22.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... principle of membership took years of harrowing ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
To establish this principle of membership took years of harrowing experience.


23.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... principle of "no endorsement" was put to ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Years ago this principle of "no endorsement" was put to a vital test.


24.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... principle of Step Six.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Yet we knew we had to make a settlement with the fundamental principle of Step Six.


25.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... principle of success is that you should ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
The first principle of success is that you should never be angry.


26.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... principle that a man cannot help himself ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
The Episcopal magazine, The Living Church, observes editorially: "The basis of the technique of Alcoholics Anonymous is the truly Christian principle that a man cannot help himself except by helping others.


27.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... principle that A.A. must always stay poor.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They declared for the principle that A.A. must always stay poor.


28.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... principle; that it place none of its ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


29.
View STEP ONE essay   ... principle that we shall find no enduring ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.


30.
View STEP TEN essay   ... principle, the time factor does distinguish one ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Although all inventories are alike in principle, the time factor does distinguish one from another.


31.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... principle -- they get drunk.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
A few hemorrhage so badly that -- drained of all A.A. spirit and principle -- they get drunk.


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... principle we observe carefully is that we ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Another principle we observe carefully is that we do not relate intimate experiences of another person unless we are sure he would approve.


33.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... principle which is a bar against all ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer


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