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1.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   Ten -- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Ten -- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.


2.
View CONTENTS   ... Ten -- "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Ten), p.12  
Tradition Ten -- "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


3.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


4.
View CONTENTS   ... Ten -- "Continued to take personal inventory and ...  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
Step Ten -- "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... ten-dollar word.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Autonomy is a ten-dollar word.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... ten men drink their heads off.  BB To Employers, p.138  
I pointed out that I had had nothing to drink whatever for three years, and this in the face of difficulties that would have made nine out of ten men drink their heads off.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


8.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ...  12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... ten o'clock -- so what?  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
My friends had dropped several million since ten o'clock -- so what?


10.
View STEP ONE essay   ... ten or fifteen years of literal hell ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
They were spared that last ten or fifteen years of literal hell the rest of us had gone through.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... ten or twenty years of drunkenness would ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
We must remember that ten or twenty years of drunkenness would make a skeptic out of anyone.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... ten the unexpected happens.  BB Into Action, p.78  
In nine cases out of ten the unexpected happens.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... ten thousand dollars.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
When her will was read, it was discovered she had left Alcoholics Anonymous in trust with the Alcoholic Foundation a sum of ten thousand dollars.


14.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... ten thousand dollars.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
We needed that ten thousand dollars.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... ten thousand dollars, and adopted a formal, ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
Difficult as it was, they officially declined that ten thousand dollars, and adopted a formal, airtight resolution that all such future gifts would be similarly declined.


16.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Compared to this prospect, the ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, but like the alcoholic's first drink it would, if taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain reaction.


17.
View STEP TEN essay   ... Ten we commence to put our A.A. ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
But when we approach Step Ten we commence to put our A.A. way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or foul.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... Ten, we had begun to get a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
By this time, at Step Ten, we had begun to get a basis for daily living, and we keenly realized that we would need to continue taking personal inventory, and that when we were in the wrong we ought to admit it promptly.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Ten, which suggests we continue to take ...  BB Into Action, p.84  
This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along.


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