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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... prove a blessing!   BB To Wives, p.116  
Maybe it will prove a blessing!


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... prove a blessing to him.   BB To Employers, p.141  
Firing such an individual may prove a blessing to him.


3.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... prove a recovery rate of 50% to ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Any therapeutic or philosophic procedure which can prove a recovery rate of 50% to 60% must merit our consideration."


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... prove a straight line is the shortest ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
We could not prove life in the sense that you can prove a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, yet, there it was.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... prove exceptionally useful to business men everywhere.   BB To Employers, p.136  
His present views ought to prove exceptionally useful to business men everywhere.


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... prove groundless?   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
How could we then guess that all those fears were to prove groundless?


7.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... prove his pet theory wrong.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... prove life in the sense that you ...   BB We Agnostics, p.54  
We could not prove life in the sense that you can prove a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, yet, there it was.


9.
View STEP TWO essay   ... prove more solid and formidable for these ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
The roadblocks of indifference, fancied self-sufficiency, prejudice, and defiance often prove more solid and formidable for these people than any erected by the unconvinced agnostic or even the militant atheist.


10.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... prove so convincing that no further authentication ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
For them, we hope these pages will prove so convincing that no further authentication will be necessary.


11.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... prove that one alcoholic could affect another ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
This seemed to prove that one alcoholic could affect another as no nonalcoholic could.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... prove the best bet.   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
For some of us, a complete stranger may prove the best bet.


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... prove this.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Our reactions to money prove this.


15.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... prove to be the spearhead of a ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Why, we thought, our Society of Alcoholics Anonymous might prove to be the spearhead of a new spiritual advance!


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... prove to be well-intentioned unconscious rationalizations.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
They prove to be well-intentioned unconscious rationalizations.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... prove to the world I was important.   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I'd prove to the world I was important.


18.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... prove we could drink like other people.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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