Unity is power, and
power can destroy itself if unity is based on self interest or is
partial...From now on we work as one spirit.
Tradition is a constant and practical reminder that personal ambition has no
place in A.A. In it, each member becomes an active guardian of our Fellowship.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 183
member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must
continue to live or most of us will surely die.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions
AA's Declaration of
This we owe to A.A.'s future; to place our common welfare first; to keep our Fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives, and the lives of those to come.
give us strength to walk as one.