Club 12 Alcoholics Anonymous


It’s hard to be a big shot in an anonymous program.

That’s easier said than felt.

Willpower tells me I must, but willingness tells me I can.

We’re only as sick as our secrets.

Do what you did and you’ll get what you got.

If it’s God’s will, I will.

Sometimes the only thing between an alcoholic and a drink is his higher power.

In the beginning I went for my drinking. Today I go for my thinking.

Time takes time.

Patience takes patience.

You can’t think your way into a new way of living…you have to live your way into a new way of thinking.

God don’t make no junk.

It wasn’t my drinking, it was my thinking.

Fake it ’till you make it.

Live for today. Yesterday’s history. Tomorrow’s a mystery.

Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.

Use your brain. It’s the little things that count.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

Little by slowly.

I don’t want the morning after the night before.

After a year, you can have your cake and eat it too.

How does A.A. work? It works just fine.

Do the next right thing.

Drink till you’re convinced.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Keep coming back, it works if you work it.

Talk does not cook rice.

Sit down, shut up and listen.

Act “as if…”



If you think the program is too simple, go out and drink some more. By the time you get back you’ll be simple enough for the program.

It’s always easier to take somebody else’s inventory.

Pray daily, God is easier to talk to than most people.

If drinking doesn’t bring you to your knees, sobriety will.

When you sober up a horse thief, all you have is a sober horse thief.

Gratitude is an attitude.

I’ve been here a few 24 hours.

EGO: Edging God Out.

We came, we came to, we came to believe.

Daniel didn’t do back to the lion’s den to get his hat.

If you don’t stick with the bunch, you’ll get peeled.

We suffer from alcohol-ISM, not alcohol-WASM.

Some people drink normally, and I normally drink.

The person with the most sobriety is the one who got up earliest this morning.

A.A. is the easier, softer way.

Go to meetings when you want to, and go to meetings when you don’t want to.

There are no elevators in A.A., only steps.

If you don’t want to slip, stay away from slippery places.

The mind is like a parachute, it works better when it’s open.

The only step we have to do perfectly is step one.

Meeting-makers make it.

You can’t save your face and your ass at the same time.

If I don’t let go, I lose my grip.

Steps 1, 2, and 3 condensed: I can’t, He can, so let Him.

We’ll love you until you learn to love yourself.

Don’t give up before the miracle happens.

You never have to drink again.

If you don’t have a Higher Power, borrow mine.

Progress, not perfection.

Unless I accept my virtues, I will be overwhelmed with my faults.

We are not human beings sharing a spiritually journey, but spiritual beings sharing a human journey.

Let God save your soul…we’re here to save your ass!

Practice makes progress.

Sometimes you have to get on your knees to rise.

If you don’t talk about it, you’ll drink about it.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

In A.A., for every nut there’s a wrench.

Expectations are like resentments in escrow.

It’s OK to look back at the past – just don’t stare.

My mind is like a bad neighborhood: it’s not safe to go there alone.

It’s a WE program.

The only thing I need to know about God is that I ain’t Him.

K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple, Stupid.

H.A.L.T. = (Don’t let yourself get) Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.

Fear is the opposite of faith.

I don’t need to have an opinion about everything.

Easy does it.

Think the drink through.

If you can’t remember your last drunk, you haven’t had it.

Don’t drink, and go to meetings.

Trust God, clean house, help others (Dr. Bob).

AA is a simple program for complex people.

Nobody is too dumb to get sober but plenty of people are too smart.

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