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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... live.  BB To Wives, p.117
These work-outs should be regarded as part of your education, for thus you will be learning to live.


2.
  ... live.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


3.
  ... Live  BB The Family Afterward, p.135
Live and Let Live


4.
  ... live.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118
Seeing her unhappiness, he recommends A.A.'s Twelve Steps and tries to teach her how to live.


5.
  ... live.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130
At first he goes along because he must, but later he discovers a way of life he really wants to live.


6.
  ... live almost alone.  BB To Wives, p.105
We came to live almost alone.


7.
  ... live alone with our pressing problems and ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55
A.A. experience has taught us we cannot live alone with our pressing problems and the character defects which cause or aggravate them.


8.
  ... live and be happy.  BB Working With Others, p.96
To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.


9.
  ... live and function as human beings, we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71
Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.


10.
  ... live, and it had to be a ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45
We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.


11.
  Live and Let Live  BB The Family Afterward, p.135
Live and Let Live


12.
  Live and let live is the rule.  BB To Wives, p.118
Live and let live is the rule.


13.
  ... live and work together as groups.  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


14.
  ... live and work together as groups became ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130
So at the outset, how best to live and work together as groups became the prime question.


15.
  ... live and work together with harmony and ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18
But it was by no means sure that such great numbers of yet erratic people could live and work together with harmony and good effect.


16.
  ... live at all.  BB To Employers, p.146
For he knows he must be honest if he would live at all.


17.
  ... live at peace with himself and with ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76
Each of us would like to live at peace with himself and with his fellows.


18.
  ... live at peace with ourselves and show ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


19.
  ... live by self-propulsion.  BB How It Works, p.60
Most people try to live by self-propulsion.


20.
  ... live by spiritual principles.  BB Working With Others, p.93
The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.


21.
  ... live by this formula than alcoholics.  12&12 Step Seven, p.71
But we are sure that no class of people in the world ever made a worse mess of trying to live by this formula than alcoholics.


22.
  ... live can cooperate fully with their Creator's ...  12&12 Step Six, p.64
Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life.


23.
  ... live exclusively by our own individual strength ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


24.
  ... live for as much as your husband.  BB To Wives, p.119
Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband.


25.
  ... live for! I must stop, but I ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
Men have cried out to me in sincere and despairing appeal: "Doctor, I cannot go on like this! I have everything to live for! I must stop, but I cannot! You must help me!"


26.
  ... live in.  12&12 Step Three, p.37
We are certain that our intelligence, backed by willpower, can rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world we live in.


27.
  ... live in a completely hostile world.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105
We no longer live in a completely hostile world.


28.
  ... live in a large place, there are ...  BB A Vision For You, p.152
If you live in a large place, there are hundreds.


29.
  ... live in a new and wonderful world, ...  BB Working With Others, p.100
Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!


30.
  ... live in a world riddled with envy.  12&12 Step Six, p.67
We live in a world riddled with envy.


31.
  ... live in large cities are overcome by ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19
Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day.


32.
  ... live in our homes for long at ...  BB Working With Others, p.97
We seldom allow an alcoholic to live in our homes for long at a time.


33.
  ... live in thankful contemplation of Him who ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


34.
  ... live in thankful contemplation of Him who ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


35.
  ... live in the greatest peace, partnership, and ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77
Learning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure.


36.
  ... live in the imminent possibility of a ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176
We live in the imminent possibility of a fresh holocaust to determine how men shall be governed, and how the products of nature and toil shall be divided among them.


37.
  ... live is the rule.  BB To Wives, p.118
Live and let live is the rule.


38.
  ... live it.  BB Into Action, p.83
We have to live it.


39.
  ... live long.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26
In the doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he could never regain his position in society and he would have to place himself under lock and key or hire a bodyguard if he expected to live long.


40.
  ... live long or happily in this world.  BB Into Action, pp.73-74
We must be entirely honest with somebody if we expect to live long or happily in this world.


41.
  ... live on a spiritual basis are not ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44
To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual basis are not always easy alternatives to face.


42.
  ... live on a spiritual basis, he will ...  BB To Wives, p.118
If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.


43.
  ... live on self-will and run the show ...  BB Into Action, p.76
We attempt to sweep away the debris which has accumulated out of our effort to live on self-will and run the show ourselves.


44.
  ... live or most of us will surely ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563
A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die.


45.
  ... live or most of us will surely ...  12&12 Tradition One (Long), p.189
A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die.


46.
  ... live our own lives, God helping a ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75
The notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.


47.
  ... live serenely today and tomorrow, we certainly ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88
If we would live serenely today and tomorrow, we certainly need to eliminate these hangovers.


48.
  ... live so happily, we'd show everybody else ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156
Having learned to live so happily, we'd show everybody else how.


49.
  ... live, so we had to evolve principles ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix
As we discovered the principles by which the individual alcoholic could live, so we had to evolve principles by which the A.A. groups and A.A. as a whole could survive and function effectively.


50.
  ... live to become elder statesmen.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.135
Happily, most of them survive and live to become elder statesmen.


51.
  ... live to good purpose under all conditions?  12&12 Step Ten, p.88
Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?


52.
  ... live to much useful purpose, or, in ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70
Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency.


53.
  ... live today in the Twelve Traditions of ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131
They live today in the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, which -- God willing -- shall sustain us in unity for so long as He may need us.


54.
  ... live together.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178
They were just part and parcel of learning to work and live together.


55.
  ... live up to them.  BB How It Works, p.69
We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.


56.
  ... live up to them even though we ...  BB How It Works, p.62
Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to.


57.
  ... live upon spiritual principles we think we ...  BB Into Action, p.83
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


58.
  ... live usefully and walk humbly under the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.124-125
True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.


59.
  ... live, we had to be free of ...  BB How It Works, p.66
If we were to live, we had to be free of anger.


60.
  ... live well today.  12&12 Step Ten, p.88
When a drunk has a terrific hangover because he drank heavily yesterday, he cannot live well today.


61.
  ... live with.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with.


62.
  ... live with my wife's parents.  BB Bill's Story, p.4
We went to live with my wife's parents.


63.
  ... live with others is a fascinating adventure.  12&12 Contents (Step Eight), p.7
Learning to live with others is a fascinating adventure.


64.
  ... live with some peace of mind in ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108
In Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.


65.
  ... live with the other woman forever.  BB To Wives, p.106
In the midst of such pandemonium they may have rushed out threatening to live with the other woman forever.


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