Masonic Quotes

Coined by brethren, recorded by history.

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February 13, 2014

"Men, materials and money are the immediate necessities... Does the call of duty find no response in you until reinforced, let us rather say superseded, by the call of compulsion?"

Brother Horatio Kitchener


January 23, 2014

"Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless."

Brother Franz Liszt 


January 9, 2014

"The scene changes but the aspirations of men of good will persist."

Brother Vannevar Bush



January 2, 2014

"My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied."

Brother Horatio Nelson



December 26, 2013

"We have to make war as we must and not as we would like to."

Brother Horatio Herbert Kitchener


December 19, 2013

"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must."

Brother Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington



December 12, 2013

"If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance."

Brother William S. Gilbert


November 22, 2013

“The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become.”

Brother Alphonse Mucha


November 21, 2013

“It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine — a gun — which could, by rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a great extent, supersede the necessity of large armies.”

Brother Richard J. Gatling


November 8, 2013

"We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man."

Brother Ernest Shackleton


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