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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 WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... far.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We were grateful that Reason had brought us so far.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... far?   BB Into Action, p.75  
Is our work solid so far?


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... far.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Perhaps you enjoy drinking with him yourself when he doesn't go too far.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... far.   BB To Employers, p.141  
But there are many men who want to stop, and with them you can go far.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
In that brief space, Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.


6.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... far above the average.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
The general moral standard was, as I recall it, far above the average.


7.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... far advanced as most of you fellows, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I reasoned I was not so far advanced as most of you fellows, that I had been usually successful in licking my other personal problems, and that I would therefore be successful where you men failed.


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... far advanced, there is scant chance of ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
If he is a real alcoholic and very far advanced, there is scant chance of success.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... far and near.   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Alcoholics are being attracted from far and near.


10.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... far as affiliation or endorsement, actual or ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
While an A.A. group may cooperate with anyone, such cooperation ought never go so far as affiliation or endorsement, actual or implied.


11.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... far as affiliation or endorsement, actual or ...   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
While an A.A. group may cooperate with anyone, such cooperation ought never to go so far as affiliation or endorsement, actual or implied.


12.
View STEP ONE essay   ... far as alcohol is concerned, self-confidence was ...   12&12 Step One, p.22  
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.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... far as alcoholics are concerned, A.A. would ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
So far as alcoholics are concerned, A.A. would go even further.


14.
View STEP TWO essay   ... far as faith was concerned.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
This phony form of respectability was our undoing, so far as faith was concerned.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... far as he likes in helping other ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Even if he displays a certain amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards the family, it is well to let him go as far as he likes in helping other alcoholics.


16.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... far as I had gone.   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
But that was as far as I had gone.


17.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... far as it went, but it didn't ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
Self-reliance was good as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough.


18.
View STEP NINE essay   ... far as may be possible in a ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
But all of them do require a complete willingness to make amends as fast and as far as may be possible in a given set of conditions.


19.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... far as memory will reach, we shall ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Then, as year by year we walk back through our lives as far as memory will reach, we shall be bound to construct a long list of people who have, to some extent or other, been affected.


20.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... far as most of us ever got.   BB How It Works, p.66  
To conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got.


21.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... far as the alcoholic is concerned, are ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
Drinking occasionally, and understanding your own reactions, it is possible for you to become quite sure of many things which, so far as the alcoholic is concerned, are not always so.


22.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... far as we are concerned, it has ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
By no means do we offer it as the last word on this subject, but so far as we are concerned, it has worked with us.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... far as we are concerned, there is ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
So far as we are concerned, there is nothing obligatory about it.


24.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... far as we can see, except for ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.35  
He is an intelligent man, normal so far as we can see, except for a nervous disposition.


25.
View STEP SIX essay   ... far as we know, it is nowhere ...   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So far as we know, it is nowhere on the record that God has completely removed from any human being all his natural drives.


26.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... far as you are concerned this will ...   BB To Employers, p.143  
While on the subject of confidence, can you adopt the attitude that so far as you are concerned this will be a strictly personal matter, that his alcoholic derelictions, the treatment about to be undertaken, will never be discussed without his consent?


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... far better job of living than he ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
She naturally feels that for years she has made a far better job of living than he has.


28.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... far better to let our friends do ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Obviously, A.A. had to be publicized somehow, so we resorted to the idea that it would be far better to let our friends do this for us.


29.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... far beyond those things which were superficially ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We can go far beyond those things which were superficially wrong with us, to see those flaws which were basic, flaws which sometimes were responsible for the whole pattern of our lives.


30.
View STEP THREE essay   ... far cry from permanent sobriety and a ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


31.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... far deeper faith than mine.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
'Perhaps far deeper faith than mine.


32.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... far down the scale we have gone, ...   BB Into Action, p.84  
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... far enough.   BB How It Works, p.68  
Self-reliance was good as far as it went, but it didn't go far enough.


34.
View STEP SIX essay   ... far exceed their intended purpose.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn't strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose.


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... far exceed their proper functions.   12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Yet these instincts, so necessary for our existence, often far exceed their proper functions.


36.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... far-fetched, for this kind of thinking has ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
To us it is not far-fetched, for this kind of thinking has been characteristic of every single one of us.


37.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Far from admitting he was an alcoholic, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
Far from admitting he was an alcoholic, he told himself he came to the hospital to rest his nerves.


38.
View STEP THREE essay   ... far from being a weakness, this dependence ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
And far from being a weakness, this dependence was their chief source of strength.


39.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Far from it.   BB To Employers, p.149  
Far from it.


40.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... far gone.   BB To Wives, p.110  
Many of our husbands were just as far gone.


41.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... far greater importance than the weight we ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
We conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any other cause.


42.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... far has spoken of men.   BB To Wives, p.104  
With few exceptions, our book thus far has spoken of men.


43.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... far horizon, beyond which we shall seek ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.


44.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... far in any direction if he fails ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


45.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... far in the opposite direction.   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.120-121  
Upon entering A.A., these attitudes were sharply reversed, often going much too far in the opposite direction.


46.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... far inside himself.   BB Into Action, p.73  
As fast as he can, he pushes these memories far inside himself.


47.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... far lower than average?   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Was it credible that A.A. was to have a divorce rate far lower than average?


48.
View STEP TEN essay   ... far more His success than ours.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.


49.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... far more importance was the fact that ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
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.


50.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... far more specific than any direct guidance ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
While the comment or advice of others may be by no means infallible, it is likely to be far more specific than any direct guidance we may receive while we are still so inexperienced in establishing contact with a Power greater than ourselves.


51.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... far more than a sound public relations ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
To us, however, it represents far more than a sound public relations policy.


52.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... far more visionary than the founding members ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Like so much of A.A.'s basic text, those words have proved to be far more visionary than the founding members could ever have imagined.


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... far off balance.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
This all meant, of course, that we were still far off balance.


54.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... far off the beam.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Without necessarily taking that first drink, we often get quite far off the beam.


55.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... far over the Bridge of Reason toward ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Some of us had already walked far over the Bridge of Reason toward the desired shore of faith.


56.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... far removed from central government, isn't it?   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Now, that attitude is far removed from central government, isn't it?


57.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... far short of such achievements as a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Of course all A.A.'s, even the best, fall far short of such achievements as a consistent thing.


58.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... far superior to yours.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
His religious education and training may be far superior to yours.


59.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... far the greatest thing we have been ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


60.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... far, the penalty is sure and swift; ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
If he deviates too far, the penalty is sure and swift; he sickens and dies.


61.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... far to seek; the great men and ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
We won't have far to seek; the great men and women of all religions have left us a wonderful supply.


62.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... far too easy and superficial point of ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.112-113  
We naturally congratulate ourselves on what later proves to be a far too easy and superficial point of view.


63.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... far too much.   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Either we insist upon dominating the people we know, or we depend upon them far too much.


64.
View STEP TWO essay   ... far too smart for our own good.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
To these, many A.A.'s can say, "Yes, we were like you -- far too smart for our own good.


65.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... far too vital.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
We can't let it shut down; it's far too vital.


66.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... far, upon the total problem of several ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
So far, upon the total problem of several million actual and potential alcoholics in the world, we have made only a scratch.


67.
View STEP SIX essay   ... far we have progressed, desires will always ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
No matter how far we have progressed, desires will always be found which oppose the grace of God.


68.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... far we have to go, for we ...   BB Into Action, p.78  
We must lose our fear of creditors no matter how far we have to go, for we are liable to drink if we are afraid to face them.


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