"Masonry teaches man to practice charity and benevolence, to protect chastity, to respect the ties of blood and friendship, to adopt the principles and revere to ordinances of religion, to assist the feeble, guide the blind, raise up the downtrodden, shelter the orphan, guard the Altar, support the government, inculcate morality, promote learning, love man, fear God, implore His mercy and hope for happiness."
-From the Grand Lodge F. & A.M. NY
For: one of my Dad's that lived just like this, he was one of the best!
"To fight the darkness do not draw
your sword, light a candle."
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together."
From the 1949 film She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings; the line is spoken by John Wayne.
is from Come Together by Dino Valenti via The Youngbloods and the Airplane. "come on people now smile on your brother"
smile on your brother.
"Don't forget your history. Know your destiny. In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty."
Robert Nesta Marley
"All that We are is
the result of what
we have thought."
"Remember that neither of Us is perfect and that human
errors are opportunities not for guilt, but for forgiveness
and growth." -Marie Manthey
"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better."
King Whitney Jr.