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12 Step Sayings and Slogans

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“I can’t ~he can ~I think I’ll let him (steps 1,2,3)”

“Keep coming back, it works if you work it”

“I came; I came to; I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)”

“Have a good day unless of course u have made other plans”

“Take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth”

“The price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice”

“If you turn it over and don’t let go of it, you will be upside down.”

“God taught us to laugh again but god please don’t let us forget that we once cried”

“Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm”

“It isn’t the load that weighs us down——its the way we carry it”

“When u do all the talking you only learn what you already know”

“When we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins”

“Knowledge of the answers never made anyone slip—it was failing to practice the answers known”

“The 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it works”

“If faith without works is dead; then willingness without action is fantasy”

“The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us”

“You are not required to like it, you’re only required to DO IT”

“When wallowing in your self-pity …… get off the cross we need the wood”

“We are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences”

“Remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can’t handle”

“When man listens, god speaks; when man obeys, god works”

“Don’t watch the slippers but watch those who don’t slip closely and watch them go through difficulties and pull through”

“It’s a pity we can’t forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings”

“Be careful what you pray for; you’re liable to get it”

“The time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going”

“The first step is the only step a person can work perfectly”

“The will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you”

“Time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead”

“Get out of the driver’s seat…….let go and let god”

“Everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present”

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere”

“RULE 62—-don’t take yourself so damn seriously!!!!!!!”

“Faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility”

“But for the grace of god”


“One day at time”

“Let go and let god”

“Kiss—keep it simple stupid”

“Act as if………”

“This too shall pass”

“Expect miracles”

“If it works………don’t fix it”

“Stick with the winners”

“To thine own self be true”

“Live in the NOW”

“If god seems far away, who moved?”

“Turn it over”

“Nothing is so bad, a drink wont make it worse”

“We are only as sick as our secrets”

“Be part of the solution, not the problem”

“Sponsors: have one—–use one—–be one”

“I can’t handle it god; you take over”

“Keep an open mind”

“Willingness is the key”

“More will be revealed”

“You will intuitively know”

“You will be amazed”

“No pain………no gain”

“Let it begin with me”

“Just for today”

“Pass it on”

“You either is——-or you ain’t”

“Before you say: I can’t …………say I’ll try”

“don’t quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens”

“Some of us our sicker than others”

“Were all here because were not all there”

“Practice an attitude of gratitude”

“God is never late”

“Decisions aren’t forever”

“It takes time”

“90 meetings in 90 days………90/90”

“You are not alone”

“Where you go …….there you are”

“Use the 24-hour plan”

“Make use of the telephone therapy”

“Look for similarities rather than differences”

“When all else fails, follow directions”

“Count your blessings”

“Share your happiness”

“Respect the anonymity of others”

“Share your pain”

“Let go of old ideas”

“Try to replace guilt with gratitude”

“What goes around, comes around”

“Change is a process, not an event”

“Sick and tired of being sick and tired”

“To keep it, you have to give it away”

“Mans extremity is gods opportunity”

“Take what you can use and leave the rest”

“Help is only a phone call away”

“You can’t give away what you don’t have”

“K.C.B. — keep coming back”

“Anger is but one letter away from danger”

“Courage to change”

“Easy does it, but do it”

“Bring the body and the mind will follow”

“Accept your admission”

“I want what I want when I want it”

“Faith is spelled……………a-c-t-i-o-n”

“Backsliding begins when knee-bending stops”

“Bend your knees before you bend your elbow”

“Formula for failure: try to please everyone”

“Sorrow is looking back, worry is looking around”

“God: Good Orderly Direction”

“Humility is our acceptance of ourselves”

“Trying to pray is praying”

“Get it —give it —grow in it”

“Were responsible for the effort not the outcome”

“This is a selfish program”

“Ego: Edge God Out”

“What you hear and see here, stays here”

“Principles before personalities”

“The 7ts —take time to think the thing through”

“To be forgiven we must forgive”

“The results are in gods hand”

“Work the program from the waist up”

“Possibilities and miracles are one in the same”

“How ->> honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness”

“Slogans are wisdom written in shorthand”

“We had to quit playing god”

“don’t compare—identify”

“don’t intellectualize—-utilize”

“Living in the here and now”

“The elevator is broken——-use the steps”

“Let it begin with me”

“Anonymity is so important, its half of our name”

“If we don’t grow, we gotta go”

“There are no atheists in foxholes”

“Three suggestions for making an AA speech: BE INTERESTING, BE BRIEF & BE SEATED”

“You are exactly where god wants you to be”

“Slow but sure”

“Give time …….time”

“Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth”

“God has no grand kids”

“There is a god and I am not it”

“Denial is not a river in Egypt!”

“Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving”

“The flip side to forgiveness is resentments”

“There is no magic in recovery, only miracles”

“Fear is the absence of faith”

“Courage is faith that has said its prayers”

“Depression is anger toward inward”

“Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth.”

“Remember: Its ok to look back, but don’t stare.”

“We can no longer be content with just getting by.”

“Would you like to be right or happy?”


“A fear faced is a fear erased.”

“Only God can turn a mess into a message.”

“The disease is progressive. So is recovery.”

“A smooth sea never made a good sailor.”

“He gave his almost.”

“If I’m truly grateful for today, I’m making a down payment on tomorrow.”

“When in doubt, don’t.”

“I was pole vaulting over mouse terds.”

“When you smile, your brain thinks you’re happy!!”

“If you don’t take a chance, you don’t have one.”

“Hatred destroys the hater.”

“Stop watering the weeds!!”

“Luck is living under correct knowledge.”

“Any day above ground is a good day.”

“Coincidence is Gods way of remaining anonymous.”

“If God is your co-pilot, SWITCH SEATS!!!”

“A day without sunshine is like, well, night.”

“Love your enemies. It’ll make em crazy.”

“Silence is golden but duck tape is silver.”

“Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.”

“Death is a once in a lifetime experience.”

“Man has his will, but woman has her way.”

“Where there are no swamps there are no frogs.”

“When the wine is in, the wit is out.”~Proverb

“When you’re in fear you’re not in faith.”

“A fear faced is a fear erased.”

“I was a scream in search of a mouth.”

“There’s no speeding in the trudging zone.”

“Courage is fear in action.”

“My life hereafter is from this moment on.”

“Bring the body and the mind follows.”

“If it wasn’t for denial my life would be shit.”

“An expectation is a premeditated resentment.”

“If it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter.”

“Acceptance without gratitude is bullshit.”

“Have a nice day unless you’ve made other plans.”

“My mind is out to get me.”

“If you don’t grow, you go.”

“Fear is a darkroom for developing negatives.”

“A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”

“A day without sunshine is like night.”

“ON HUMILITY: To err is human, to moo bovine.”

“We are human BEings, not human DOings.”

“Don’t Entertain The Thought.”

“Progress Not Perfection.”

“If I don’t let go, I lose my grip.”

“Its 11:00, do you know where your brain is?”

“Talk does not cook rice.”

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

“Don’t give up before the miracle happens.”

“Emotions aren’t facts.”

“No God, no peace…Know God, know peace.”

“Rejection is Gods protection.”

“INTIMACY = In-to-me-I-see”

“My anxiety is in my indecision.”

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.”

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

“If you judge, investigate.” (Seneca)

“I’m not much, but I’m all I think about.”

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