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


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1.
  ... honest.  BB How It Works, p.58
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.


2.
  ... honest A.A. to plump for their brand ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158
They'd be out with lanterns looking for an honest A.A. to plump for their brand of education.


3.
  ... honest analysis of what is involved, a ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.91
In all these situations we need self-restraint, honest analysis of what is involved, a willingness to admit when the fault is ours, and an equal willingness to forgive when the fault is elsewhere.


4.
  ... honest and tolerant?  12&12 Step One, p.24
Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant?


5.
  ... honest and upright when not drinking.  BB To Employers, p.141
This is not to say that all alcoholics are honest and upright when not drinking.


6.
  ... honest appraisal.  12&12 Step Four, p.54
It will be an aid to clear thinking and honest appraisal.


7.
  ... honest appraisal, we found we had been ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32
We supposed we had been serious about religious practices when, upon honest appraisal, we found we had been only superficial.


8.
  ... honest desire to let God take us ...  BB How It Works, p.70
If we are sorry for what we have done, and have the honest desire to let God take us to better things, we believe we will be forgiven and will have learned our lesson.


9.
  ... honest desire to stop drinking.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv
The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking.


10.
  ... honest difference of opinion.  BB To Wives, p.117
We do not mean that you have to agree with your husband whenever there is an honest difference of opinion.


11.
  ... honest doubt and prejudice.  BB We Agnostics, p.45
We have shared his honest doubt and prejudice.


12.
  ... honest effort is made "to practice these ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


13.
  ... honest enough to try.  BB There Is A Solution, p.28
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


14.
  ... honest if he would live at all.  BB To Employers, p.146
For he knows he must be honest if he would live at all.


15.
  ... honest letter.  BB Into Action, p.83
Some people cannot be seen -- we send them an honest letter.


16.
  ... honest manual labor on my part for ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3
That was the last honest manual labor on my part for many a day.


17.
  ... honest regret for harms done, a genuine ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.95
An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.


18.
  ... honest search of our motives and actions.  12&12 Step Eight, p.79
It is an attitude which can only be changed by a deep and honest search of our motives and actions.


19.
  ... honest sharing of our terrible burden of ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


20.
  ... honest, tolerant, and just, that we ought ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29
We were still sure that we ought to be fairly honest, tolerant, and just, that we ought to be ambitious and hardworking.


21.
  ... honest with another person, it confirms that ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60
When we are honest with another person, it confirms that we have been honest with ourselves and with God.


22.
  ... honest with himself, he must sometimes feel ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix
Faced with this problem, if a doctor is honest with himself, he must sometimes feel his own inadequacy.


23.
  ... honest with no one else.  BB Into Action, p.73
Unwilling to be honest with these sympathetic men, we were honest with no one else.


24.
  ... honest with ourselves and with God.  12&12 Step Five, p.60
When we are honest with another person, it confirms that we have been honest with ourselves and with God.


25.
  ... honest with somebody if we expect to ...  BB Into Action, p.73
We must be entirely honest with somebody if we expect to live long or happily in this world.


26.
  ... honest with themselves.  BB How It Works, p.58
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


27.
  ... honest with these sympathetic men, we were ...  BB Into Action, p.73
Unwilling to be honest with these sympathetic men, we were honest with no one else.


28.
  ... honest with yourself about it.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.32
It will not take long for you to decide, if you are honest with yourself about it.


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