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


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1.
  ... says.  12&12 Step Eleven, pp.99-100
It will help if we can drop all resistance to what our friend says.


2.
  ... says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is ...  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572
Edward Dowling, S.J.,(*) of the Queen's Work staff, says, "Alcoholics Anonymous is natural; it is natural at the point where nature comes closest to the supernatural, namely in humiliations and in consequent humility.


3.
  ... says and does for his prospect.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166
The money motive compromises him and everything he says and does for his prospect.


4.
  ... says and does these appalling things.  BB To Wives, p.108
Of course, there is such a thing as incompatibility, but in nearly every instance the alcoholic only seems to be unloving and inconsiderate; it is usually because he is warped and sickened that he says and does these appalling things.


5.
  ... says, "consisted of two people: one devoted ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162
"Our office staff," Bill says, "consisted of two people: one devoted secretary and myself.


6.
  ... says, "Defiant brats!  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174
He is joined by a psychiatrist who says, "Defiant brats!


7.
  ... says, "every A.A. group had many membership ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139
"At one time," he says, "every A.A. group had many membership rules.


8.
  ... says he is prepared to go through ...  BB Working With Others, p.96
He has read this volume and says he is prepared to go through with the Twelve Steps of the program of recovery.


9.
  ... says he won't believe -- the belligerent one.  12&12 Step Two, p.25
Let's look first at the case of the one who says he won't believe -- the belligerent one.


10.
  ... says, "I don't miss it at all. ...  BB A Vision For You, p.151
Now and then a serious drinker, being dry at the moment says, "I don't miss it at all. Feel better. Work better. Having a better time."


11.
  ... says, "I don't understand it.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174
The man in the street says, "I don't understand it.


12.
  ... says, "I read a piece in the ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180
One voice says, "I read a piece in the newspapers..."; another, "We heard a radio program..."; and still another, "We saw a moving picture..." or "We saw something about A.A. on television...."


13.
  ... says it can't be proved; and the ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28
Religion says the existence of God can be proved; the agnostic says it can't be proved; and the atheist claims proof of the nonexistence of God.


14.
  ... says it's going to pay its bills, ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160
When a society composed entirely of alcoholics says it's going to pay its bills, that's really news.


15.
  ... says: "...knowledge of His will for us ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102
And we think that the whole range of our needs is well defined by that part of Step Eleven which says: "...knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."


16.
  ... says or does.  BB Working With Others, p.99
These things will come to pass naturally and in good time provided, however, the alcoholic continues to demonstrate that he can be sober, considerate, and helpful, regardless of what anyone says or does.


17.
  ... says or does.  BB To Wives, p.108
Try not to condemn your alcoholic husband no matter what he says or does.


18.
  ... says so.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Three), p.10
Any alcoholic is a member of A.A. when he says so.


19.
  ... says so.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.145
So the hand of Providence early gave us a sign that any alcoholic is a member of our Society when he says so.


20.
  ... says somebody. "This is nonsense. It isn't ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100
"Shucks!" says somebody. "This is nonsense. It isn't practical."


21.
  ... says, "Take it easy.  12&12 Step Two, p.26
His sponsor probably says, "Take it easy.


22.
  ... says that as a result of practicing ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106
Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening.


23.
  ... says that if he had continued to ...  BB Working With Others, p.96
He often says that if he had continued to work on them, he might have deprived many others, who have since recovered, of their chance.


24.
  ... says that sobriety is enough.  BB Into Action, p.82
We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.


25.
  ... says the existence of God can be ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28
Religion says the existence of God can be proved; the agnostic says it can't be proved; and the atheist claims proof of the nonexistence of God.


26.
  ... says the newcomer, "I know you're telling ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26
"Well," says the newcomer, "I know you're telling me the truth.


27.
  ... says to the others, "We are right ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37
Each fragment says to the others, "We are right and you are wrong."


28.
  ... says: "We were plumb disgusted with religion ...  12&12 Step Two, p.30
Another crowd of A.A.'s says: "We were plumb disgusted with religion and all its works.


29.
  ... says yes, does he really mean it, ...  BB To Employers, p.142
If he says yes, does he really mean it, or down inside does he think he is fooling you, and that after rest and treatment he will be able to get away with a few drinks now and then?


30.
  ... says yes, then his attention should be ...  BB Working With Others, p.90
If he says yes, then his attention should be drawn to you as a person who has recovered.


31.
  ... says, "You dare not look!"  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!"


32.
  ... says, "You need not pass this way," ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49
Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!"


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