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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 TRADITION ELEVEN essay   Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us to develop the best possible public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.


2.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... therefore, a sense of real satisfaction when ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
There was, therefore, a sense of real satisfaction when I was asked to contribute a few words on a subject which is covered in such masterly detail in these pages.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... therefore all genuine humility.   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Here, of course, we have lost all perspective, and therefore all genuine humility.


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have ...   BB Working With Others, p.101  
Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place?


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... therefore be successful where you men failed.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I reasoned I was not so far advanced as most of you fellows, that I had been usually successful in licking my other personal problems, and that I would therefore be successful where you men failed.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Therefore dependence, as A.A. practices it, is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit.


7.
View STEP SIX essay   ... therefore entitled to be called a man ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try repeatedly Step Six on all his faults -- without any reservations whatever -- has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.


8.
View TRADITION NINE essay   Therefore, every nation, in fact every form ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Therefore, every nation, in fact every form of society, has to be a government administered by human beings.


9.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... therefore good, neither to be used lightly ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.


10.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... therefore, had we done?   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
What real harm, therefore, had we done?


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... therefore, I did not take the morning ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
Most of the time, therefore, I did not take the morning drink which I craved so badly, but instead would fill up on large doses of sedatives to quiet the jitters, which distressed me terribly.


12.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Therefore, it is not surprising that our ...   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.


13.
View STEP SIX essay   Therefore, it seems plain that few of ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


14.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   Therefore it would make no great difference, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
Therefore it would make no great difference, even if I should do some drinking.


15.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... therefore more honesty about ourselves are the ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
More realism and therefore more honesty about ourselves are the great gains we make under the influence of Step Five.


16.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... therefore no God at all.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Surely there could be no justice in this scheme of things, and therefore no God at all.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Therefore, no peace was to be had ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands.


18.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   Therefore, no society of men and women ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
Therefore, no society of men and women ever had a more urgent need for continuous effectiveness and permanent unity.


19.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... therefore nonalcoholic.   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.


20.
View STEP FIVE essay   Therefore, our first practical move toward humility ...   12&12 Step Five, p.58  
Therefore, our first practical move toward humility must consist of recognizing our deficiencies.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   Therefore our problem now becomes just how ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
Therefore our problem now becomes just how and by what specific means shall we be able to let Him in?


22.
View STEP TWO essay   Therefore, Step Two is the rallying point ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Therefore, Step Two is the rallying point for all of us.


23.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... therefore, that any considerable property of genuine ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


24.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... therefore, that any considerable property of genuine ...   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


25.
View PREFACE   Therefore, the first portion of this volume, ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
Therefore, the first portion of this volume, describing the A.A. recovery program, has been left untouched in the course of revisions made for the second, third, and fourth editions.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... therefore the joy of good living is ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
Understanding is the key to right principles and attitudes, and right action is the key to good living; therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.


28.
View STEP TWO essay   ... therefore the only god that his universe ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
How he does cherish the thought that man, risen so majestically from a single cell in the primordial ooze, is the spearhead of evolution and therefore the only god that his universe knows!


29.
View STEP FOUR essay   Therefore, thoroughness ought to be the watchword ...   12&12 Step Four, p.54  
Therefore, thoroughness ought to be the watchword when taking inventory.


30.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Therefore, we are not to be the ...   BB Into Action, p.79  
Therefore, we are not to be the hasty and foolish martyr who would needlessly sacrifice others to save himself from the alcoholic pit.


31.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Therefore, we ought to consider each request ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Therefore, we ought to consider each request carefully to see what its real merit is.


32.
View STEP TWO essay   Therefore we remained self-deceived, and so incapable ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Therefore we remained self-deceived, and so incapable of receiving enough grace to restore us to sanity.


33.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... therefore, we speak to you of God, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.


34.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory.   BB How It Works, p.64  
Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory.


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   Therefore we think our indignation is justified ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Therefore we think our indignation is justified and reasonable -- that our resentments are the "right kind."


36.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... therefore, we were approached by those in ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.


37.
View STEP THREE essay   Therefore, we who are alcoholics can consider ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Therefore, we who are alcoholics can consider ourselves fortunate indeed.


38.
View TO WIVES chapter   Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and ...   BB To Wives, p.119  
Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband.


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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