Units to Unity – Sages

Units to Unity = The Words of  1 + 1 = 1   

The equation 1 + 1 = 1 is the most basic root equation where where life and biology stems from.  From the equation more complex concepts and parallels extend.  The words that reflect this equation can be expressed by the phrase “units to unity”.

In this chapter we will explore the extent of the use of the words revolving around units, and unity, such as union, united, oneness, wholesomeness, and holiness, within the context of biology, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion.  The frequent use and often glorious admiration of these words in human culture, expresses their importance to higher values.

The Unity Word

Etymology of the Word Unity

The Word “Unity” in Many Languages

unity, multiple languages, the common vein, Ashley Davidoff MD
Cultures Unite around the word unity.


The Body

Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created. Ida Pauline Rolf  (American biochemist)

The Person

I value unity because I believe we learn truth from each other in this process. Rowan Williams 

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. Joseph Campbell
(American author)

The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement. Paramahansa Yogananda (Indian leader)


We are convinced of the fundamental unity of the human family. Hans Kung (Swiss priest)

I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others – and you have unity as a people. Marlon Wayans (American Actor) 

One of the primary purposes of civilization – and certainly its primary strength – is the guarantee that family life can flourish in unity, peace, and order. Robert Kennedy (American politician)


Society is unity in diversity George Herbert Mead (American philosopher) 

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two. Buddha (Indian ascetic and sage)

The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Baha’u’llah (Founder of the Bahai faith – born Iran and died in Israel 1817-1892)

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity. Haile Selassie (Ethiopian emperor)

Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity. Adrian Cronauer (American air force sergeant and radio personality)

Our strength as a nation comes in our unity. We are the United States of America, not the divided states. And those who want to divide us are trying to divide us, and we shouldn’t let them do it. Ben Carson (American neurosurgeon)

Only peril can bring the French together. One can’t impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese. Charles de Gaulle (French president)

No one can undermine national unity. Ivica Dacic (Serbian politician)

One of the greatest men to ever walk this land was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His life exemplified unity by bringing people together for the good of all. In any small way I hope to someday bring people together like Dr. King. Zach Wamp (American politician)

The most successful of the nations of the world are those who do not fall into the lure of secession but who, through thick and thin, forge unity in diversity. Yemi Osinbajo (Nigerian politician)

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. Nelson Mandela (South African Statesman)


The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity – or it will move apart. Franklin D. Roosevelt (American president)

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual. Arthur Henderson (British politician)

World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity – it is up to each and every one of us to make this a reality. Jeremy Gilley (English actor)

Mankind, the spirit of the earth, the synthesis of individuals and peoples, the paradoxical conciliation of the element with the whole, and of unity with multitude – all these are called Utopian, and yet they are biologically necessary. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin(French philosopher 1881-1955)

And suddenly, like light in darkness, the real truth broke in upon me; the simple fact of Man, which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight; the idea of community, of unity. Ernst Toller (German playwright)

We are convinced of the fundamental unity of the human family. Hans Kung (Swiss priest)

You can add up the parts
You won’t have the sum Leonard Cohen from Anthem

We desire the good of the world and the happiness of the nations that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened… what harm is there in this?… these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars shall pass away, and the ‘Most Great Peace’ shall come. Baha’u’llah (Founder of the Bahai faith born Iran dies in Israel  1817-1892)


A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day’s unity. Charles Ives
(American composer)

Arts Literature Culture

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. W. Somerset Maugham (British playwright)

Leonardo Da Vinci combined art and science and aesthetics and engineering, that kind of unity is needed once again. Ben Shneiderman (American scientist) 

At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it. Camille Pissarro (French artist)

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. Felix Mendelssohn (German composer) 

The good moral work of art should have all the qualities that a good amoral work of art should have, such as formal unity, balance, contrast, and a sensitivity to the material out of which it is made. Norman McLaren (Scottish artist)

Music brings unity. Trombone Shorty (American jazz musician)

In my opinion, the motion picture is the greatest medium of expression ever invented. It embraces all the other arts. The films that have the greatest unity, the greatest overall strength, and give the most satisfaction to the viewer, have been those in which a guiding hand was imposed in every section of the film’s many divisions. King Vidor( American director)


Where there is unity there is always victory. Publilius Syrus (Latin writer brought as a slave from Syria to Italy born 85BC)

Talent perceives differences; genius, unity. William Butler Yeats (Irish poet)

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek (American poet died at age 13 of dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy)

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Herman Hesse (German poet and novelist)

The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. Felix Mendelssohn (German composer) 

Something similar is still true of the courses followed by manifold intuitions which together make up the unity of one continuous consciousness of one and the same object. Edmund Husserl (German philosopher)

It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details. Henri Poincare

I’m a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality – one world of our experience that we’re seeking to describe. John Polkinghorne (British physicist)

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things. Dogen (Buddhist priest 1200-1253)

The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration. Carol P. Christ (American feminist historina, theologian author and foremothewr of the Goddess movement)

I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity. Gottfried Leibniz (German polymath and philosopher 1646 -1716) 

If we are not honest, we are not going to be able to forge unity. Cyril Ramaphosa (South African politician)

You don’t get unity by ignoring the questions that have to be faced Jay Weatherill (Premier of South Australia)


I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity.
Yehuda Berg (Israeli – founder Kabbalah Center)

There is more power in unity than division. Emanuel Cleaver (Methodist pastor and American politician)

Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous. Ravi Zacharias (American Canadian Christian Apologist)

There is one unity, unified wholeness, total natural law, in the transcendental unified consciousness. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Indian Maharishi and Yogi)

God does not change; he is Love, ever and always. In himself, he is communion, unity in Trinity, and all his words and works are directed to communion. Pope Benedict XVI (German clergyman)

By faithfulness we are collected and wound up into unity within ourselves, whereas we had been scattered abroad in multiplicity. Saint Augustine

One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal. Henri Nouwen
(Dutch clergyman)

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God. Sai Baba (Indian saint died 1918)

At the heart of every being lies creation’s dream of a principle that will one day give organic form to its fragmented treasures. God is unity. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French philosopher 1881-1955)

Hold firmly that our faith is identical with that of the ancients. Deny this, and you dissolve the unity of the Church. Thomas Aquinas (Italian theologian 1225-1274)

And if, happy in the lot of no created thing, he withdraws into the center of his own unity, his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God, who is set above all things, shall surpass them all. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola Renaissance nobleman and philosopher 1463-1494)

Brainy Quotes

The word “einheit” or “unity” is found on 244 streets and squares in Germany

“In eastern Germany, the term refers not to German reunification, but to the forced merger of the German Communist Party (KPD) and the Social Democrats (SPD) to form the Socialist Unity Party (SED), the East German Communist Party. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the names weren’t changed even if the meaning did.”  Zeit Online

In the Germany  “einheit” was also a  20th century military idea promoted by Heinz Guderian to foster the integration of the infantry and armored units

..and Now for the Word “Union”

un·ion  meaning “action of joining one thing to another,”
late Middle English: from Old French, or from ecclesiastical Latin unio(n-) ‘unity,’ from Latin unus ‘one.’

Saying Union in European Languages

Language Ways to say union
Albanian bashkim
Basque batasuna
Belarusian саюз
Bosnian unija
Bulgarian съюз
Catalan Unió
Croatian unija
Czech svaz
Danish Union
Dutch unie
Estonian liit
Finnish liitto
French syndicat
Galician Unión
German Union
Greek ένωση


Hungarian unió
Icelandic Verkalýðsfélag
Irish aontas
Italian unione
Latvian savienība
Lithuanian sąjunga
Macedonian унија
Maltese unjoni
Norwegian union
Polish unia
Portuguese União
Romanian uniune
Russian союз


Serbian унија


Slovak únia
Slovenian union
Spanish Unión
Swedish union
Ukrainian союз


Welsh undeb
Yiddish פאַרבאַנד

Saying Union in Asian Languages

Language Ways to say union
Armenian միություն
Azerbaijani ittifaq
Bengali মিলন
Chinese Simplified 联盟


Chinese Traditional 聯盟


Georgian კავშირი
Gujarati સંઘ
Hindi संघ
Hmong union
Japanese 連合
Kannada ಯೂನಿಯನ್
Kazakh одақ
Khmer សហជីព
Korean 노동 조합

(nodong johab)

Lao ສະຫະພາບ
Malayalam യൂണിയൻ
Marathi केंद्रीय
Mongolian үйлдвэрчний эвлэлийн
Myanmar (Burmese) ပြည်ထောင်စု
Nepali संघ
Sinhala සංගමය
Tajik Иттиҳоди
Tamil தொழிற்சங்க
Telugu యూనియన్
Thai สหภาพ
Urdu یونین
Uzbek uyushma
Vietnamese liên hiệp

Saying Union in Middle-Eastern Languages

Language Ways to say union
Arabic الاتحاد


Hebrew הִתאַחֲדוּת
Persian اتحادیه
Turkish birlik

Saying Union in African Languages

Language Ways to say union
Afrikaans unie
Chichewa wogwirizana
Hausa ƙungiyar
Igbo otu
Sesotho bonngoeng
Somali ururka
Swahili muungano
Yoruba Euroopu
Zulu inyunyana

Saying Union in Austronesian Languages

Language Ways to say union
Cebuano panaghiusa
Filipino unyon
Indonesian Persatuan
Javanese Uni
Malagasy firaisana
Malay kesatuan
Maori uniana

Saying Union in Other Foreign Languages

Language Ways to say union
Esperanto unio
Haitian Creole sendika
Latin unio

In Human Biology It All Starts with the Union of Two Cells


The Union Word is on the Street

Union Street

union street, union, the common vein, Ashley Davidoff MD


 The universe is the largest structure of matter that  we know.

earth, stars, planets, universe, The Common Vein, Ashley Davidoff MD
Earth within the Universe


Monotheism is one of the  highest forms of spirituality and central to the belief of 80-88%  of the people of the world.

In Judaism

In Judaism there is a prayer that is recited every day called the Shema – which is a command by God to Israel to listen.

“Hear O Israel the Lord our God the Lord is one”

In Hebrew – reading from right to left

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל ה’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ ה’ אֶחָד

In Christianity

In Islam

Tawhid in Arabic means the  “oneness of God” also romanized as tawheedtouheed or tevhid[1])

In human biology  we may start the story with a man and a woman in sexual union resulting in the subsequent union of a sperm and an egg to form a unicellular zygote.



Embryology –

The zygote divided and divided to create a single entity called the blastocyt

With continued division that enabled multiplication, many cells to  become a single embryo, and then a baby.

The baby went to a community school in Union Square, near Unity college.


His particular School


Union streets in (forgotten NY)

Union Squares

Union Stations

United Airline

E Pluribus Unum ” Cicero‘s paraphrase of Pythagoras in his De Officiis, as part of his discussion of basic family and social bonds as the origin of societies and states: “When each person loves the other as much as himself, it makes one out of many (unus fiat ex pluribus), as Pythagoras wishes things to be in friendship.”[12]

Businesses Unum Union Mutual Credit Union

References and Links

 Union Wikipedia

Units to Unity

The Common Vein copyright 2014

The Letter to the Word, and the Word to the Sentence – and the Story of a Lifetime Gets Told

85225b01.8s Shakespeare as you like it drew a dial from his poke time units to unity Davidoff art Copyright 2009 all rights reserved

From the Atom to the Solar System

The collage takes us from the proton  (top left) through to element and molecule and finally to strands of DNA in the first row.  The second row starts with a group of cells advances to the tissues, to the organ which in this case is the liver.

The third row represents units2unity from the organ (liver with its connections (arteries and veins to body systems and the body.

The fourth row advances from the body to the person, couple family home community.

The last row is the village advancing to the city, state country earth and solar system.

Note the similarity between the proton and the earth, and between the atom and solar system.

body systems – through 13440c11.8 units to unity atom element molecule chromosome DNA cell tissue organ liver system body person couple family community town village city state country world solar system universe Davidoff art copyright 2008

The Proton and The Earth

13451c06.800 TCV hydrogen atom earth TCV Davidoff Oneness Davidoff art Concepts

Once There was One and Now there is One Couple

80468pc Mexico birds environment pelicans sea Playa del Carmen Davidoff photography
Instinctively Moving Together
78441pc02.800 cohesive movement pigeons Lake Lucerne Switzerland look scratch male female units to unity Davidoff photography Davidoff MD
Two opposite forces are needed to bring the life about.  82835p.800 Davidoff art

Close to a New Beginning
13275b01i01e12u08 Davidoff oneness
Conception and the Spark of Life
13275a12.800 time heaven earth sea nature void TCV Oneness units to unity soul conception sperm
Conception – Watercolor
82849p.800  Davidoff art
Division after Division Multiplication to a Unit
Units to unity – a blastocyst  is formed13275b01i01e01b03   Davidoff oneness

The Lotus and the Airways

32620c06.8 tree flower tracheobronchial tree trachea bronchi lung Davidoff tree Davidoff Art
Angels in Blue
83664.800 Angels in Blue Dance Davidoff Art

Dancers in Harmony

82729p Beyond the Dance Davidoff art Davidoff painting

Communityof Dolls

55990.800 dolls community Ndebele tribe neck rings Johannesburg South Africa Davidoff photography

Mountain Farms in Peru

0178.800 Peru farm wall units to unity mountains vertical agriculture food the common vein applied biology Davidoff photography Davidoff MD
Unity Discipline at War circa 1775
84022p.800 baby Lincoln Massachusetts Minuteman State PArk Reenactment of the days of the Revolution America circa 1775 men army gun horses Boston Davidoff photography

School of Travally Fish

83104b01.8k.8s school of Travally fish units to unity Applied Biology concepts The Common VEin Davidoff MD Davidoff photography Aquarium Atlantis Bahamas copyright 2009 akk rights reserved



87759pb.8s ducks on the pond water green lake Davidoff photography Davidoff art copyright 2009 all rights reserved
The City
The line is mostly vertical, with the Back Bay in the foreground and the downtown buildings of Boston in the back seen through the metal frame of a window across the Charles river in Cambridge Mass. Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD. Davidoff photography 02135p code accessory interesting

Units to Dysunity

Weak Rock in the Wall
84310p.800 wall weak rock loose units to dysunity disorder disease mechanical forces weakening negative units to unity TCV the common vein Davidoff photography