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1.
... fact.   BB We Agnostics, p.48   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
Nevertheless, the twentieth century readily accepts theories of all kinds, provided they are firmly grounded in fact.


2.
... fact.   12&12 Step Three, p.38   View STEP THREE essay
They should have been weaned long before, and if they have not been, they should wake up to the fact.


3.
... fact, and accepting it?   12&12 Step Six, p.67   View STEP SIX essay
Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it?


4.
... fact and not wishful thinking.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.119   View STEP TWELVE essay
The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking.


5.
... fact as we were.   BB We Agnostics, p.55   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
He was as much a fact as we were.


6.
... fact, because although he was not an ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99   View STEP ELEVEN essay
We won't be biased or scared off by that fact, because although he was not an alcoholic he did, like us, go through the emotional wringer.


7.
... fact, behaved badly at all.   12&12 Step Eight, p.78   View STEP EIGHT essay
This is especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all.


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


9.
... fact-facing process.   BB How It Works, p.64   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process.


10.
... fact-finding and a fact-facing process.   BB How It Works, p.64   View HOW IT WORKS chapter
Taking a commercial inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process.


11.
... fact for every one of us is ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.17   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.


12.
... Fact for us.   BB A Vision For You, p.164   View A VISION FOR YOU chapter
This is the Great Fact for us.


13.
... fact for what it was, we asked ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158   View TRADITION SIX essay
The minute we saw this compromising fact for what it was, we asked the prospective publicity director how he felt about it.


14.
... fact, he may say almost anything if ...   BB To Employers, p.145   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
In fact, he may say almost anything if he has accepted our solution which, as you know, demands rigorous honesty.


15.
... fact he was tight.   BB To Wives, p.115   View TO WIVES chapter
Frequently, you have felt obliged to tell your husband's employer and his friends that he was sick, when as a matter of fact he was tight.


16.
... fact, his rival was ruined.   BB Into Action, p.80   View INTO ACTION chapter
In fact, his rival was ruined.


17.
... fact, I have been trying to produce ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
In fact, I have been trying to produce some such emotional rearrangement within you.


18.
... fact, I still do -- all except the ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26   View STEP TWO essay
As a matter of fact, I still do -- all except the worship part.


19.
... fact in his life.   12&12 Step Six, p.63   View STEP SIX essay
To him, this proposition will be no theory at all; it will be just about the largest fact in his life.


20.
... fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going ...   12&12 Step One, p.21   View STEP ONE essay
Once this stark fact is accepted, our bankruptcy as going human concerns is complete.


21.
... fact is just this, and nothing less: ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


22.
... fact is that he should work with ...   BB To Wives, p.119   View TO WIVES chapter
The fact is that he should work with other people to maintain his own sobriety.


23.
... fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.24   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink.


24.
... fact, it came right out of the ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137   View TRADITION TWO essay
In fact, it came right out of the Bible -- a voice kept saying to me, 'The laborer is worthy of his hire.'


25.
... fact it proved to be.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42   View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter
But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process, I had the curious feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.


26.
... fact, it was a total liability.   12&12 Step One, p.22   View STEP ONE essay
Then we had been told that so far as alcohol is concerned, self-confidence was no good whatever; in fact, it was a total liability.


27.
... fact leads me to believe that I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172   View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story
Never once in my life have I had a headache, which fact leads me to believe that I was an alcoholic almost from the start.


28.
... fact, many of them are amazing.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
The cases we have followed through have been most interesting; in fact, many of them are amazing.


29.
... fact mentally ill.   12&12 Step Two, p.33   View STEP TWO essay
Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill.


30.
... fact of his sobriety.   BB Working With Others, p.100   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Ask them to remember, when they are impatient, the blessed fact of his sobriety.


31.
... fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, ...   BB Acceptance, p.417   View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


32.
... fact of our lives today is the ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25   View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter
The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous.


33.
... fact of suffering.   12&12 Step Seven, p.74   View STEP SEVEN essay
We never wanted to deal with the fact of suffering.


34.
... fact of their lives, they present a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.51   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.


35.
... fact that A.A. had to function.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161   View TRADITION SEVEN essay
Despite these misgivings, we had to recognize the fact that A.A. had to function.


36.
... fact that A.A. is full of people ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26   View STEP TWO essay
It's no doubt a fact that A.A. is full of people who once believed as I do.


37.
... fact that A.A. members served them.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170   View TRADITION EIGHT essay
Drunk farms, educational ventures, state legislatures, and commissions advertised the fact that A.A. members served them.


38.
... fact that alcoholics almost never recovered on ...   12&12 Step One, p.22   View STEP ONE essay
It was a statistical fact that alcoholics almost never recovered on their own resources.


39.
... fact that being in the public eye ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181   View TRADITION ELEVEN essay
But we do have to soberly face the fact that being in the public eye is hazardous, especially for us.


40.
... fact that each will have to yield ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131   View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


41.
... fact that he was the first living ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180   View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story
Of far more importance was the fact that he was the first living human with whom I had ever talked, who knew what he was talking about in regard to alcoholism from actual experience.


42.
... fact that however deep his faith and ...   BB Working With Others, p.93   View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter
Admit that he probably knows more about it than you do, but call to his attention the fact that however deep his faith and knowledge, he could not have applied it or he would not drink.


43.
... fact that in God's sight all human ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124   View STEP TWELVE essay
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


44.
... fact that it does not work for ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166   View TRADITION EIGHT essay
We do not decry professionalism in other fields, but we accept the sober fact that it does not work for us.


45.
... fact that many people annoy us, for ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67   View STEP SIX essay
In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact that many people annoy us, for it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.


46.
... fact that millions of the 'good men ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30   View STEP TWO essay
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


47.
... fact that our behavior when drinking has ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78   View STEP EIGHT essay
Moreover, it is usually a fact that our behavior when drinking has aggravated the defects of others.


48.
... fact that these labors were not Twelfth ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167   View TRADITION EIGHT essay
Ignoring the fact that these labors were not Twelfth Step jobs at all, the critics attacked as A.A. professionals these workers of ours who were often doing thankless tasks that no one else could or would do.


49.
... fact that we fail to recognize is ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53   View STEP FOUR essay
The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.


50.
... fact that we must find a spiritual ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life -- or else.


51.
... fact that we want to aim at ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65   View STEP SIX essay
The key words "entirely ready" underline the fact that we want to aim at the very best we know or can learn.


52.
... fact that you went away for treatment ...   BB To Employers, p.148   View TO EMPLOYERS chapter
If you take it, your past will be forgotten and the fact that you went away for treatment will not be mentioned.


53.
... fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34   View STEP THREE essay
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


54.
... fact, the waking hours are usually well ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.93   View STEP TEN essay
As a matter of fact, the waking hours are usually well filled with things that are constructive.


55.
... fact, the wife is forced to become ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118   View STEP TWELVE essay
Very gradually, and usually without any realization of the fact, the wife is forced to become the mother of an erring boy.


56.
... fact, these are the true voice of ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135   View TRADITION TWO essay
They become the voice of the group conscience; in fact, these are the true voice of Alcoholics Anonymous.


57.
... fact, to a considerable extent with some ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi   View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION
These things were true to some extent, in fact, to a considerable extent with some of us.


58.
... fact was we really hadn't cleaned house ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32   View STEP TWO essay
The fact was we really hadn't cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession.


59.
... fact way he told how two men ...   BB Bill's Story, p.9   View BILL'S STORY chapter
In a matter of fact way he told how two men had appeared in court, persuading the judge to suspend his commitment.


60.
... fact, we could will these things with ...   BB We Agnostics, p.45   View WE AGNOSTICS chapter
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.


61.
... fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155   View TRADITION SIX essay
In fact, we felt duty-bound to throw the whole weight of the A.A. name behind any meritorious cause.


62.
... fact we knew different; and so we ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97   View STEP ELEVEN essay
Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.


63.
... fact we were mainly asking for sympathy ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94   View STEP TEN essay
We were depressed and complained we felt bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for sympathy and attention.


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