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


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1.
  ... moral.  BB We Agnostics, p.45
That means we have written a book which we believe to be spiritual as well as moral.


2.
  ... moral and bodily health fell off like ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7
The curve of my declining moral and bodily health fell off like a ski-jump.


3.
  ... moral and philosophical convictions galore, but 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.


4.
  ... moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107
Beginning with Step Four, we commenced to search out the things in ourselves which had brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy.


5.
  ... moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" ...  12&12 Step Two, p.33
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.


6.
  ... moral inventory.  12&12 Step Four, p.45
Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people -- people who really need a moral inventory.


7.
  ... moral inventory.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.107
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory.


8.
  ... moral inventory at all; it is the ...  12&12 Step Four, p.45
This is not a moral inventory at all; it is the very process by which the depressive has so often been led to the bottle and extinction.


9.
  ... moral inventory, but now the time has ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways.


10.
  ... moral inventory can result in guilt, grandiosity, ...  12&12 Contents (Step Four), p.6
Misguided moral inventory can result in guilt, grandiosity, or blaming others.


11.
  ... moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


12.
  ... moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58
Our moral inventory had persuaded us that all-round forgiveness was desirable, but it was only when we resolutely tackled Step Five that we inwardly knew we'd be able to receive forgiveness and give it, too.


13.
  ... moral inventory is that pride and fear ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49
But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing else.


14.
  ... moral inventory, it must seem to every ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49
So when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do.


15.
  ... moral inventory, most of us have found ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43
Without a searching and fearless moral inventory, most of us have found that the faith which really works in daily living is still out of reach.


16.
  ... moral inventory now that we are sober?  12&12 Step Four, p.45
If we were pretty nice people all along, except for our drinking, what need is there for a moral inventory now that we are sober?


17.
  ... moral inventory of ourselves.  BB How It Works, p.59
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.


18.
  ... moral inventory of ourselves."  12&12 Contents (Step Four), p.6
Step Four -- "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."


19.
  ... moral inventory of ourselves."  12&12 Step Four, p.42
"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."


20.
  ... moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out ...  BB Working With Others, p.95
Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection.


21.
  ... moral perfection; we want to settle for ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68
Therefore, it seems plain that few of us can quickly or easily become ready to aim at spiritual and moral perfection; we want to settle for only as much perfection as will get us by in life, according, of course, to our various and sundry ideas of what will get us by.


22.
  ... moral principles.  12&12 Step Four, p.48
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


23.
  ... "moral psychology," and we doubted if even ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called "moral psychology," and we doubted if even that would have any effect.


24.
  ... moral psychology was of urgent importance to ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii
We doctors have realized for a long time that some form of moral psychology was of urgent importance to alcoholics, but its application presented difficulties beyond our conception.


25.
  ... moral responsibility for the well-being of his ...  BB To Employers, p.137
Nearly every modern employer feels a moral responsibility for the well-being of his help, and he tries to meet these responsibilities.


26.
  ... moral standard was, as I recall it, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171
The general moral standard was, as I recall it, far above the average.


27.
  ... moral teaching -- most excellent.  BB Bill's Story, p.11
His moral teaching -- most excellent.


28.
  ... moral, we could wish to be philosophically ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45
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.


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