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    Posted: April/21/2015 at 2:38pm
Hello Brothers and others! Quotes are fun. Who doesn't love a good quote? Share your favorite quotes here! (Masonic, or otherwise)
Here are a few to get started.

* "To many men there is nothing of value or interest in philosophical speculation; as to many men there is no melody in music. These are natural incapacities that diminish the value neither of music nor philosophy."

* "To obtain a degree,or any number of them, amounts to little if, when the lessons are half learned, all interest in the order ceases."

* "The vast proportion of what is called 'knowledge' makes men no wiser. A single moral lesson put in practice, a single philosophical or spiritual truth learned and appreciated, adds more to a mans true wisdom than all that the sciences have to teach him."

* "The doctrines of Freemasonry are on the lips of many; but in the hearts of few."

* "Persuasion succeeds better than force... as far as we can wisely go, we must go, encouraging the apathetic to a better performance."

* "Those who are truly fit to lead are seldom popular. They repel rather than attract. The pretentious demagogue replaces them. Among the enemies of human freedom, none are more dangerous. They are the ruin of republics, and yet no republic is without them, or fails to trust and honor them."

There are a few to get us started. I believe those are all Albert Pike, but I'm not certain. I wrote them down at the time when I first read them. Rather than search through the book and try to find them again to confirm the author, I'll just say that they all came out of the Scottish Rite ritual monitor and guide. I Hope you like them, and I look forward to reading all of yours.
"It is humanity that creates god, and men think that god has made them in his image, because they make him in theirs."
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"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."-Albert Einstein

"If I had to choose a player to take a shot to save a game I'd choose Michael Jordan; If I had to choose a player to take a shot to save my life...I'd take Larry Bird."-Pat Riley

They aren't deep meaningful quotes but they are my favorite...and I'm a big Bird fan!
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"Genius is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail"
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Be careful how you act, you may be the only Mason anyone will ever meet!!
"Be careful how you live. You may be the only Mason some people will ever meet." -unknown
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Originally posted by NewToLight84 NewToLight84 wrote:

Be careful how you act, you may be the only Mason anyone will ever meet!!


I really like this one, and I was going to post it myself, but I knew someone had it in their signature on here because that is where I read it.
"It is humanity that creates god, and men think that god has made them in his image, because they make him in theirs."
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"History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure."
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“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."   The infamous ~Bill Hicks~

"It is humanity that creates god, and men think that god has made them in his image, because they make him in theirs."
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" It does not take a majority to prevail, but a tireless and irate minority, eager to light brush fires in people's minds" - Sam Adams    



Edited by Adept? - April/29/2015 at 1:26pm
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"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

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When I die I want to die like my grandfather who dies peacefully in his sleep.  Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.
-Will Rogers

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
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"The reason we have a plan is so that we have something we can deviate from"
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Greetings Brethren; I have Two quotes that I like.

1.) “ My life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up,totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride. ”
2.) " There are three types of people in this world today, Those who can count and those who cannot. "

Not sure where ether came from or who first said them.
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My signature. The brother said it to a few of us when this fellowcraft introduced himself. The look on the fellowcraft's face was priceless. LOL
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The proper study of Mankind is man." -Alexander Pope, 1734 (Freemason)



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One of my all-time favorites, and particularly applicable to the holiday coming up…

Attributed to the late “Bear” Bryant, head coach of the University of Alabama football team for 25 years…

“Call your Momma. I sure wish I could call mine”


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Or this Yiddish classic....

"Man plans, God laughs"
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Which recalls another of my favorites, from Gen Schwarzkopf at a news briefing during Desert Storm:

"The reason we have a plan is so that we have something we can deviate from"
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my favorite has to be 

You have enemies?  Good.  That means you stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill



Edited by Anubicdarque - May/09/2015 at 12:55am
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Originally posted by rchadwic rchadwic wrote:

"The reason we have a plan is so that we have something we can deviate from"
Gen. Norman Schwatzkopf





You already said that Brother Bob.   
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Hmmmm.... Must be the Lipitor.
Thanks, Bro. Adept....
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"As human beings, most of our tongues tend to work faster than our brains. Our emotions overpower our rational thoughts. As Freemasons we must always endeavor not to speak or act on emotion alone, but to let calm, and rational thought prevail."

I believe this is a tough one for everyone... but I like it.
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"There is no arrogance so great as the proclaiming of others errors and faults."

**once again, Worshipful Past Sovereign Grand Commander: Albert Pike 33°

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"We can guide our Brothers toward the light... but we can not make them see it." ~Bro. Robert N. Littlefield 32°~ <-- that's me.
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It is humanity that creates God; and men think that God has made them in his image, because they make him in theirs.

I like this one so much I made it my new signature.

Edited by Adept? - August/07/2015 at 1:49pm
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