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Masonic Quotes By Ed Smith

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges. — Ed Smith

Masonic Quotes By Anthony Hecht

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated, which include all children. And so we sought for signs. — Anthony Hecht

Masonic Quotes By Theodore Roosevelt

From its origin to the present hour, in all its vicissitudes, Masonry has been the steady unwearing friend of man. — Theodore Roosevelt

Masonic Quotes By Millard Fillmore

The Masonic fraternity tramples upon our rights, defeats the administration of justice, and bids defiance to every government which it cannot control. — Millard Fillmore

Masonic Quotes By Theodore Roosevelt

I regard the Masonic institution as one of the means ordained by the Supreme Architect to enable mankind to work out the problem of destiny; to fight against, and overcome, the weaknesses and imperfections of his nature, and at last to attain to that true life of which death is the herald and the grave the portal. — Theodore Roosevelt

Masonic Quotes By John William Tuohy

Father, I can't take this," I said.
"Why not?"
"Because you're a priest, Father."
"And my money's no good because of it? What are you? A member of the Masonic Lodge?"
"Naw, Father," I said. "I just feel guilty taking money from you."
"Well, you're Irish and Jewish. You have to feel guilty over somethin', don't ya? Take the money and be happy ye have it. — John William Tuohy

Masonic Quotes By Cornell Woolrich

But it doesn't happen that way, I keep telling myself knowingly and sadly. Only in our fraternity pledges and masonic inductions, our cowboy movies and magazine stories, not in our real-life lives. For, the seventeenth-century humanist to the contrary, each man is an island complete unto himself, and as he sinks, the moving feet go on around him, from nowhere to nowhere and with no time to lose. The world is long past the Boy Scout stage of its development; now each man dies as he was meant to die, and as he was born, and as he lived: alone, all alone. Without any God, without any hope, without any record to show for his life.
("New York Blues") — Cornell Woolrich

Masonic Quotes By Albert Mackey

The religion of Freemasonry is not Christian — Albert Mackey

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The true Mason is the Tiler of the Temple of the Heart. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The Masonic system represents a stupendous and beautiful fabric, founded on universal purity, to rule and direct our passions, to have faith and love in God, and charity toward man. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Anthony Bourdain

At the base of my right forefinger is an inch-and-a-half diagonal callus, yellowish-brown in color, where the heels of all the knives I've ever owned have rested, the skin softened by constant immersion in water. It distinguishes me immediately as a cook, as someone who's been on the job a long time. You can feel it when I shake my hand, just as I feel it on others of my profession. It's a secret sign, a sort of Masonic handshake without the silliness. — Anthony Bourdain

Masonic Quotes By Charles Taze Russell

Our Masonic friends have it down very fine. I do not know where they got it so well. I have often wondered where they found out so many of the secrets of our High and Accepted Order of Masonry. — Charles Taze Russell

Masonic Quotes By Carl H. Claudy

The genius of Freemasonry is not our Masonic buildings and temples or the trappings of our organizations. It is not our great charities or community activities. It is not our beautiful rituals or their teachings! It is the 'practice of Freemasonry' by the Freemasons. Yet we cannot practice that which we do not know or understand. Thus Masonic education is the foundation for our Fraternity.
Brother Carl H. Claudy in The Master's Book says, '.. one thing and only one thing a Masonic Lodge can give its members which they can get nowhere else in the world. That one thing is Masonry. — Carl H. Claudy

Masonic Quotes By George Washington

To enlarge the sphere of social happiness is worthy of the benevolent design of a Masonic institution; and it is most fervently to be wished, that the conduct of every member of the fraternity, as well as those publications, that discover the principles which actuate them, may tend to convince mankind that the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.
[Letter to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, January 1793] — George Washington

Masonic Quotes By Sarah Vowell

Devoted to principles of liberty, equality, and religious tolerance
which, dear internet, is not necessarily the same thing as satanism
Masonic lodge became the de facto clubhouses of the Age of Reason. — Sarah Vowell

Masonic Quotes By Frances A. Yates

The main reason why serious historical studies of the Rosicrucian manifestos and their influence have hitherto been on the whole lacking is no doubt because the whole subject has been bedevilled by enthusiasts for secret societies. There is a vast literature on Rosicrucianism which assumes the existence of a secret society, founded by Christian Rosencreutz, and having a continuous existence up to modern times. In the vague and inaccurate world of so-called 'occultist' writing this assumption has produced a kind of literature which deservedly sinks below the notice of the serious historian. And when, as if often the case, the misty discussion of 'Rosicrucians' and their history becomes involved with the masonic myths, the enquirer feels that he is sinking helplessly into a bottomless bog. — Frances A. Yates

Masonic Quotes By Dave Thomas

There are no strangers in Freemasonry, only friends you've yet to meet. — Dave Thomas

Masonic Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

Masonic ideas are the precious jewels of Speculative Masons; the should be kept bright and sparkling for all the brethren to see and to admire. As such, they should be the special care of Masonic leaders particularly those who teach and interpret the philosophy of Freemasonry. — Benjamin Franklin

Masonic Quotes By Thomas Pynchon

There is a theory going around that the U.S.A. was and still is a gigantic Masonic plot under the ultimate control of the group known as the Illuminati. It is difficult to look for long at the strange single eye crowning the pyramid which is found on every dollar bill and not begin to believe the story, a little. Too many anarchists in 19th-century Europe - Bakunin, Proudhon, Salverio Friscia - were Masons for it to be pure chance. Lovers of global conspiracy, not all of them Catholic, can count on the Masons for a few good shivers and voids when all else fails. — Thomas Pynchon

Masonic Quotes By Charles Taze Russell

I am very glad to have this particular opportunity of saying a word about some of the things in which we agree with our Masonic friends, because we are speaking in a building dedicated to Masonry, and we also are Masons. I am a Freemason. — Charles Taze Russell

Masonic Quotes By Thomas Pynchon

Well, and keep in mind where those Masonic Mysteries came from in the first place. (Check out Ishmael Reed. He knows more about it than you'll ever find here.) — Thomas Pynchon

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The true Mason ever strives to cultivate Masonry in his/her life to the fullest degree possible. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Alisha Anderson

Every person has a different battle they must fight. One person may have to break covenants with the spirit husband/wife, another must break evil covenants with Masonic groups; but first you have to go before God for direction in the route YOU must take. Do not be short changed by only praying what has been written in this book. You should now have better understanding to the battles you must make preparation for. Deliverance is an ongoing process; it is like peeling an onion one layer at a time. — Alisha Anderson

Masonic Quotes By George Washington

Because of this ever increasing discernment of the true Mason he/she will find more efficient ways to apply brotherly love, relief and truth. — George Washington

Masonic Quotes By George Washington

Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promote of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother. — George Washington

Masonic Quotes By Albert Mackey

Freemasonry is a science of symbols, in which, by their proper study, a search is instituted after truth, that truth consisting in the knowledge of the divine and human nature of God and the human Soul. — Albert Mackey

Masonic Quotes By Anonymous

The B'nai B'rith is established by Jews in New York City as a Masonic Lodge. 70 years later this group will establish the notorious Anti-Defamation League, designed to promote any critics of Jewish supremacism or criminality, as, anti-Semitic. — Anonymous

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The true Mason always carries his working tools everywhere. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Alice Bailey

The Masonic movement ... is the custodian of the law; it is the home of the Mysteries and the seat of initiation. It holds in its symbolism the ritual of Deity, and the way of salvation is pictorially preserved in its work. It is a far more occult organization than can be realised, and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists. In its ceremonials lie hid the wielding of the forces connected with the growth and life of the kingdoms of nature and the unfoldment of the divine aspects in man. — Alice Bailey

Masonic Quotes By Alice Bailey

There is no question, therefore, that the work to be done in familiarising the general public with the nature of the Mysteries is of paramount importance at this time. These Mysteries will be restored to outer expression through the medium of the Church and the Masonic Fraternity ... When the Great One comes with His disciples and initiates we shall have ... the restoration of the Mysteries and their exoteric presentation as a consequence of the first initiation. — Alice Bailey

Masonic Quotes By Bill Dedman

In early 1864, he became a Mason, joining the ancient fraternal organization's lodge in Virginia City, where the Masonic leader was also the president of the first group of Vigilantes. As the state lodge's longtime secretary, Cornelius Hedges, told it, "We will not say that all the Vigilantes were Masons, but we would not go astray to say that all Masons were Vigilantes. — Bill Dedman

Masonic Quotes By Charles Taze Russell

The Temple will not be completed until every living stone is there. And then what? The next thing will be that which our Masonic friends make so much of, and which we make so much of namely: the glorification of the temple. — Charles Taze Russell

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The true Mason is ever vigilant for subtle traces of character and personality flaws which daily experience brings out. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Benjamin Franklin

Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are in the dealings with one another; sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason. — Benjamin Franklin

Masonic Quotes By Andrew Jackson

Freemasonry is an establishment founded on the benevolent intention of extending and conferring mutual happiness upon the best and truest principles of moral life and social virtue. — Andrew Jackson

Masonic Quotes By Albert Pike

To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General (33rd Degree Masons), we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees: 'The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.' — Albert Pike

Masonic Quotes By Theodore Roosevelt

I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted. — Theodore Roosevelt

Masonic Quotes By George Washington

So far as I am acquainted with the principles and doctrines of Freemasonry, I conceive it to be founded in benevolence and to be exercised only for the good of mankind. — George Washington

Masonic Quotes By Steven L. Harrison

When the British retreated after a skirmish in the revolutionary war, American troops found Masonic regalia and a book of constitutions left in the encampment the British had abandoned. General Washington himself returned the Masonic artifacts to the British troops, under a flag of truce, accompanied by an escort and a guard of honor. — Steven L. Harrison

Masonic Quotes By Thomas Pynchon

The magic in these Masonic rituals is very, very old. And way back in those days, it worked. As time went on, and it started being used for spectacle, to consolidate what were only secular appearances of power, it began to lose its zip. But the words, moves, and machinery have been more or less faithfully carried down over the millennia, through the grim rationalizing of the World, and so the magic is still there, though latent, needing only to touch the right sensitive head to reassert itself. — Thomas Pynchon

Masonic Quotes By Minnie Driver

The Masonic aspect of Hollywood is so bizarre. — Minnie Driver

Masonic Quotes By P.G. Wodehouse

Once more he became silent, staring before him with sombre eyes. Following his gaze, I saw that he was looking at an enlarged photograph of my Uncle Tom in some sort of Masonic uniform which stood on the mantlepiece. I've tried to reason with Aunt Dahlia about this photograph for years, placing before her two alternative suggestions: (a) To burn the beastly thing; or (b) if she must preserve it, to shove me in another room when I come to stay. But she declines to accede. She says it's good for me. A useful discipline, she maintains, teaching me that there is a darker side to life and that we were not put into this world for pleasure only. — P.G. Wodehouse

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The precepts of the Gospel were universally the obligations of Masonry. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Theodore Roosevelt

Gradually the true Mason gains experience in using these working tools and can observe subtler and subtler indications of personal flaws. — Theodore Roosevelt

Masonic Quotes By Karen Abbott

Gypsy [Rose Lee], who was called Louise as a kid, gave her first performances here with her sister [June Hovac], playing for the local Masonic lodge halls. It was a tight-knit community, and the support and success the act enjoyed here enabled them to hit the road and make it in big-time vaudeville. — Karen Abbott

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The true Mason never hesitates to use the working tools to correct personal flaws. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Pope Leo XIII

As Our Predecessors have many times repeated, let no man think that he may for any reason whatsoever join the Masonic sect, if he values his Catholic name and his eternal salvation as he ought to value them. Let no one be deceived by a pretense of honesty. It may seem to some that Freemasons demand nothing that is openly contrary to religion and morality; but, as the whole principle and object of the sect lies in what is vicious and criminal, to join with these men or in any way to help them cannot be lawful — Pope Leo XIII

Masonic Quotes By William Howard Taft

The Masonic Fraternity is one of the most helpful mediating and conserving organizations among men, and I have never wavered from that childhood impression, but it has stood steadfastly with me through the busy, vast hurrying years. — William Howard Taft

Masonic Quotes By Albert Mackey

So important , indeed, is it (Light), and so much does it pervade with its influence the whole Masonic system, that Freemasonry itself anciently received, among other appellations, that of Lux, or Light, to signify that it is to be regarded as that sublime doctrine of Divine Truth by which the path of him who has attained it is to be illuminated in his pilgrimage of life. — Albert Mackey

Masonic Quotes By John Hodgman

I would say aside from Moxie soda bottles and Masonic artifacts, there's nothing I really collect. — John Hodgman

Masonic Quotes By Francisco Franco

We strive to form a single national front against the Judeo-Masonic lodges, against Moscow and the Marxist societies. — Francisco Franco

Masonic Quotes By Henry Clausen

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a fitting tribute to so great a man and Mason. Its message should be as prominent in our lives as the Memorial itself in the skyline of the Federal City. Wherever we are, in Alexandria, Virginia, the District of Columbia of should be in our moral horizon, beckoning us to greater achievements as citizens and Masons. — Henry Clausen

Masonic Quotes By Albert Pike

Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion. — Albert Pike

Masonic Quotes By Karen Kidd

CoMasonry, in that it admits women, is something different, something distinct from the other Masonic bodies," said the January 1913 edition of Universal CoMasonry.240 "It has not been organized and is not maintained in America to compete with any of them, to condemn or fight any of them, but to fill a role of its own and that is to bring together in one organization men and women of all nationalities and races, of all creeds and political beliefs and have them, through the greatest of all Masonic virtues, TOLERANCE, work in peace and harmony to hasten the day when Universal Brotherhood shall be a reality, understood and lived. — Karen Kidd

Masonic Quotes By Kent Hovind

Here are the folks that are involved in this New World Order: The United Nations [ ... ] the World Council of Churches [ ... ] the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers [ ... ] the International Monetary Fund [ ... ] the Club of Rome, the communists, the socialists, the National Education Association [ ... ] the NOW organisation, the ACLU, the Masonic Lodge. — Kent Hovind

Masonic Quotes By George Pendle

In 1912 he had joined a small quasi-Masonic organization named the Ordo Templi Orientis, or OTO, which boasted 500 members spread across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Crowley seized control of the OTO, started a chapter in Britain, and began rewriting its rituals, grafting The Book of the Law into the society's texts — George Pendle

Masonic Quotes By Neil Gaiman

Adult stories never made sense, and they were so slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets, Masonic, mythic secrets, to adulthood. Why didn't adults want to read about Narnia, about secret islands and smugglers and dangerous fairies? — Neil Gaiman

Masonic Quotes By H. P. Blavatsky

It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. — H. P. Blavatsky

Masonic Quotes By Albert Pike

It is most true, that Truth is a Divine attribute and the foundation of every virtue. To be true, and to seek to find and learn the Truth, are the great objects of every good Mason. — Albert Pike

Masonic Quotes By Joseph Fort Newton

More than an institution, more than a tradition, more than a society, Masonry is one of the forms of Divine life upon earth. — Joseph Fort Newton

Masonic Quotes By Andrew Jackson

Freemasonry is an institution calculated to benefit mankind. — Andrew Jackson

Masonic Quotes By Colin A. Ross

Estabrooks himself a 32nd degree Mason. Although the Masons are not implicated as an organization in CIA and military mind control, connections in the network of doctors were maintained in part through high rank Masons. — Colin A. Ross

Masonic Quotes By Eustace Mullins

Thus the American people were maneuvered into a Civil War which they neither envisioned nor desired. They were manipulated by Masonic Canaanite conspirators working together in the Northern and the Southern states. — Eustace Mullins