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1.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... wish.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it -- this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wish.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We can exercise our will power along this line all we wish.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... wish, but it happens that because of ...  BB Working With Others, p.89  
Ministers and doctors are competent and you can learn much from them if you wish, but it happens that because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics.


4.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... wish, correspond with you about your special ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
This headquarters will give the location of the nearest family group and will, if you wish, correspond with you about your special problems.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... wish for the end.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
He will wish for the end.


6.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... wish he could devote himself to his ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Every doctor concerned would at times wish he could devote himself to his chosen field rather than work only with the group.


7.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... wish I had what that man has.  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
When people presented us with spiritual approaches, how frequently did we all say, "I wish I had what that man has.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.'


9.
View STEP SIX essay   ... wish, of our sins.  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
That is the measure of our character defects, or, if you wish, of our sins.


10.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... wish or will them away by ourselves.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
And we soon found that we could not wish or will them away by ourselves.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... wish them above all else, and be ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.


12.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wish them away any more than alcohol.  BB How It Works, p.66  
We could not wish them away any more than alcohol.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... wish to be.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Not many of us can be leaders of prominence, nor do we wish to be.


14.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... wish to be helpful to those who ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We simply wish to be helpful to those who are afflicted.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... wish to be moral, we could wish ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We could wish to be moral, we could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasn't there.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
We could wish to be moral, we could wish to be philosophically comforted, in fact, we could will these things with all our might, but the needed power wasn't there.


17.
View STEP NINE essay   ... wish to be reasonably certain that we ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
First we will wish to be reasonably certain that we are on the A.A. beam.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... wish to become:  12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
And as he came out the other side of that painful experience, this prayer was his expression of what he could then see, feel, and wish to become:


19.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... wish to discover what can be done ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Employers learn that great corporations have set their approval upon us, and wish to discover what can be done about alcoholism in their own firms.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... wish to do.  BB To Employers, p.147  
There is another thing you might wish to do.


21.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... wish to do a lot for other ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours.


22.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
This is a point we wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash home upon our alcoholic readers as it has been revealed to us out of bitter experience.


23.
View PREAMBLE   ... wish to engage in any controversy, neither ...  Grapevine Preamble  
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... wish to give him another chance.  BB To Employers, p.147  
If, on the contrary, you are sure he is doing his utmost, you may wish to give him another chance.


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... wish to have all our defects of ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
At Step Six, many of us balked -- for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character removed, because we still loved some of them too much.


26.
View STEP TEN essay   ... wish to hide a bad motive underneath ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.


27.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wish to lay down no rule of ...  BB Into Action, p.81  
Though there may be justifiable exceptions, and though we wish to lay down no rule of any sort, we have often found this the best course to take.


28.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... wish to look squarely at the unhappiness ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves.


29.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... wish to make contact with or take ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


30.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... wish to make terms.  BB To Employers, p.145  
If he owes you money you may wish to make terms.


31.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... wish to marry and are in a ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
A.A. has many single alcoholics who wish to marry and are in a position to do so.


32.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... wish to meet.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
I see him now and then and he is as fine a specimen of manhood as one could wish to meet.


33.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... wish to recover.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover.


34.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... wish to recover.  12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover.


35.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... wish to retaliate, snatching all they can ...  BB How It Works, p.61  
And do not his actions make each of them wish to retaliate, snatching all they can get out of the show?


36.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... wish to say that any alcoholic capable ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts.


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... wish to share our knowledge of that ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
We have been talking about problems because we are problem people who have found a way up and out, and who wish to share our knowledge of that way with all who can use it.


38.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wish to shut the door on it.  BB Into Action, p.83  
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.


39.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... wish to work as individuals in these ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
We see that we have no right or need to discourage A.A.'s who wish to work as individuals in these wider fields.


40.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... wish us well.  BB Into Action, p.78  
Our former enemies sometimes praise what we are doing and wish us well.


41.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... wish, you can join us on the ...  BB We Agnostics, p.55  
If our testimony helps sweep away prejudice, enables you to think honestly, encourages you to search diligently within yourself, then, if you wish, you can join us on the Broad Highway.


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