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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 CONTENTS   ... virtue.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Ten), p.12  
Reluctance to fight is not a special virtue.


2.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... virtue!"  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
At this juncture, we can hear a churchman exclaim, "They are making disobedience a virtue!"


3.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... virtue.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
This, however, has been no earned virtue.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... virtue, but we do recognize it as ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We may still have no very high opinion of humility as a desirable personal virtue, but we do recognize it as a necessary aid to our survival.


5.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... virtue, it was thought, if they worked ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
They could regain some measure of virtue, it was thought, if they worked for A.A. real cheap.


6.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He paid a fine tribute to the Fellowship; he told how his family had been reunited; he extolled the virtue of honesty; he recalled the joys of Twelfth Step work; and then he lowered the boom.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... virtue that we have been driven to ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


8.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... virtue which carries a high rating.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Here we ought to take much care, remembering that prudence is a virtue which carries a high rating.


9.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... virtue which makes us feel superior to ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Let us reemphasize that this reluctance to fight one another or anybody else is not counted as some special virtue which makes us feel superior to other people.


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