48 Famous Masonic Sayings

The Freemasons date back to London in 1717 where the first Grand Lodge was formed. With a record that dates them back to the Middle Ages and the reformation, there are various levels of the organization from the lodge to the guild. Here is a look at some of the most identifiable masonic sayings ever recorded.

“A secret between two is a secret of God; a secret between three is everybodie’s secret.”

“A wise man hears one word and understands two.”

“All men are capable of reason. That is the fundamental principle of democracy. Because everybody’s mind is capable of true knowledge, you don’t have to have a special authority, or a special revelation telling you that this is the way things should be.”

“All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”

“As the essence of courage is to stake one’s life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists.”

“Beautiful thoughts hardly bring us to God until they are acted upon. No one can have a true idea of right until he does it.”

“Beauty is God’s handwriting.”

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him.”

“Character is what you are in the dark.”

“Courage is the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.”

“Education lays hold of what is best in a person, but character lays hold of what is worse. It takes hold of a failing and by very skillful manipulation and training turns it into a perfection.”

“Every child comes with a message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”

“Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.”

“God hides some ideal in every human soul. At some time in our life we feel a trembling, fearful longing to do some good thing. Life finds its noblest spring of excellence in this hidden impulse to do our best.”

“Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.”

“I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but see nothing in sea and sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books.”

“I thoroughly believe in a universal education for both men and women; but I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable that a college course without the Bible.”

“Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but, like the seafaring man, you choose them as your guides, and, following them, you will reach your destiny.”

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”

“If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.”

“If you see something wrong and don’t correct it, you have just set a new standard.”

“Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.”

“Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.”

“Life without a friend is death without a witness.”

“Live neither in the past nor the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.”

“Man’s action are the picture book of his creeds.”

“Men grow when inspired by a high purpose, when contemplating vast horizons. The sacrifice of oneself is not very difficult for one burning with the passion for a great adventure.”

“Partnership is not a principle, but a relationship between persons who share in a common enterprise, involving common risks, common privileges, and common responsibilities.”

“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worth wile.”

“Shoes divide men into three classes. Some men wear their father’s shoes. They make no decisions of their own. Some are unthinkingly shod by the crowd. The strong man is his own cobbler. He insists on making his own choices. He walks in his own shoes.”

“The beauty of the sunbeam lies partly in the fact that God does not keep it; he gives it away to us all.”

“The last part of success, is to pass your work on to those whom will do better than you.”

“The most beautiful thing that we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

“The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.”

“The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.”

“The spiritual life of the world has burned during all these centuries with the pure flame first kindled by the sublime mystic of the Galilean Hills.”

“The truth is like a balloon and a lie is like a pin, once you pierce the balloon with the pin the balloon, like the truth, becomes worthless.”

“There are few who have courage enough to admit their faults or resolution enough to mend them.”

“There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with sky-lights.”

“There are parts of a ship which taken by themselves would sink. The engine would sink. The propeller would sink. But when the parts of a ship are built together, they float.”

“There is no right way to do wrong.”

“Throw away all ambition beyond that of doing the days work well. The traveler on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for the marrow.”

“To fulfill the dreams of ones youth; that is the best that can happen to a man. No worldly success can take the place of that.”

“We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and if possible speak a few sensible words.”

“What you bring away form the Bible depends to some extent on what you carry to it.”

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as you self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”

“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a mater of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; a matter of will, a quality of imagination, a vigor of emotions; it is the freshness of the deep spring of life.”

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