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  • All the great and beneficent operations of Nature are produced by slow and often imperceptible degrees. The work of destruction and devastation only is violent and rapid.

    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • Fictions are necessary for the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance. In fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom? The Truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.

  • The power of a free people is often at the disposal of a single and seemingly an unimportant individual; a terrible and truthful power; for such a people feel with one heart, and therefore can lift up their myriad arms for a single blow. And, again, there is no graduated scale for the measurement of the influences of different intellects upon the popular mind. Peter the Hermit held no office, yet what a work he wrought!

    Heart   Blow   People  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.41, Simon and Schuster
  • There are no temptations from which assailed virtue may not gain strength, instead of falling before them, vanquished and subdued.

    Fall   Temptation   May  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.170, Simon and Schuster
  • Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.

    Artist   Men   Genius  
    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • We live our little life; but Heaven is above us and all around and close to us; and Eternity is before us and behind us; and suns and stars are silent witnesses and watchers over us. We are enfolded by Infinity.

    Stars   Heaven   Littles  
    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • Death is the inseparable antecedent of life; the seed dies in order to produce the plant, and earth itself is rent asunder and dies at the birth of Dionusos. Hence the significancy of the phallus, or of its inoffensive substitute, the obelisk, rising as an emblem of resurrection by the tomb of buried Deity at Lerna or at Sais.

    Order   Rising   Earth  
    Albert Pike (1932). “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”, p.166,
  • To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title.

    Lying   Hands   Brain  
    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • The Word of God is the universal and invisible Light, cognizable by the senses, that emits its blaze in the Sun, Moon, Planets, and other Stars.

    Stars   Moon   Light  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.660, Simon and Schuster
  • Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.

    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • The Blue Degrees are but the outer court...of the temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretation. It is not intended that he shall understand them, but it is intended that he shall imagine that he understands them...The true explanation is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry (those of the 32nd and 33rd degrees)

    Blue   Degrees   Temples  
  • For it is true now, as it always was and always will be, that to be free is the same thing as to be pious, to be wise, to be temperate and just, to be frugal and abstinent, and to be magnanimous and brave; and to be the opposite of all these is the same as to be a slave.

    Wise   Opposites   Brave  
    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • The Secret of the Occult Sciences is that of Nature itself, the Secret of the generation of the Angels and Worlds, that of the Omnipotence of God .

    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.753, Simon and Schuster
  • Toleration, holding that every other man has the same right to his opinion and faith that we have to ours; and liberality, holding that as no human being can with certainty say, in the clash and conflict of hostile faiths and creeds, what is truth, or that he is surely in possession of it, so everyone should feel that it is quite possible that another equally honest and sincere with himself, and yet holding the contrary opinion, may himself be in possession of the truth.

    Men   May   Opinion  
  • Know thou the self (spirit) as riding in a chariot, The body as the chariot. Know thou the intellect as the chariot-driver, And the mind as the reins. The senses, they say, are the horses; The objects of sense, what they range over. The self combined with senses and mind Wise men call "the enjoyer.

    Wise   Horse   Men  
  • If the Soul sees, after death , what passes on this earth , and watches over the welfare of those it loves, then must its greatest happiness consist in seeing the current of its beneficent influences widening out from age to age, as rivulets widen into rivers, and aiding to shape the destinies of individuals, families, States, the World; and its bitterest punishment, in seeing its evil influences causing mischief and misery , and cursing and afflicting men, long after the frame it dwelt in has become dust, and when both name and memory are forgotten.

    Memories   Destiny   Men  
    Albert Pike (1932). “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”, p.134,
  • I took my obligations from white men, not from negroes. When I have to accept negroes as brothers or leave masonry, I shall leave it

    Brother   Men   White Man  
  • Will is the dynamic soul-force.

    Soul   Force   Soul Force  
  • Magic is that which it is; it is by itself, like the mathematics; for it is the exact and absolute science of Nature and its laws . Magic is the science of the Ancient Magi: and the Christian religion, which has imposed silence on the lying oracles, and put an end to the prestiges of the false Gods , itself reveres those Magi who came from the East, guided by a Star , to adore the Saviour of the world in His cradle.

    Christian   Stars   Lying  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.751, Simon and Schuster
  • We are all naturally seekers of wonders. We travel far to see the majesty of old ruins, the venerable forms of the hoary mountains, great waterfalls, and galleries of art. And yet the world's wonder is all around us; the wonder of setting suns, and evening stars, of the magic spring-time, the blossoming of the trees, the strange transformations of the moth...

    Art   Stars   Spring  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.214, Simon and Schuster
  • Man is not to be comprehended as a starting-point, or progress as a goal, without those two great forces , Faith and Love . Prayer is sublime.

    Prayer   Men   Two  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.9, Simon and Schuster
  • Less glory is more liberty. When the drum is silent, reason sometimes speaks.

    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • Nothing excites men's curiosity so much as Mystery, concealing things which they desire to know; and nothing so much increases curiosity as obstacles that interpose to prevent them from indulging in the gratification of their desires. Of this the Legislators and Hierophants took advantage, to attract the people to their sanctuaries, and to induce them to seek to obtain lessons from which they would perhaps have turned away with indifference if they had been pressed upon them.

    Men   People   Curiosity  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.338, Simon and Schuster
  • That which we say and do, if its effects last not beyond our lives, is unimportant.

    Lasts   Life Is   Effects  
    Albert Pike (2013). “Morals and Dogma”, p.277, Simon and Schuster
  • A dim consciousness of infinite mystery and grandeur lies beneath all the commonplace of life . There is an awfulness and a majesty around us, in all our little worldliness .

    Lying   Littles   Majesty  
    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.

  • Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.

    Albert Pike (1932). “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”, p.355,
  • The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.

    Freedom   Self   Liberty  
    Albert Pike “Morals and Dogma : Scottish Rite in Freemasonry”,
  • 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.'

    Degrees   Doctrine   May  
  • Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries

    Albert Pike (1950). “Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”, p.24, Library of Alexandria
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