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The hankering of the mind is irresistible. ...
by Adam Weishaupt

The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- Adam Weishaupt

Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?
- Adam Weishaupt

Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt

Of all the means I know to lead men,
the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
- Adam Weishaupt

 

I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati.
- Adam Weishaupt

The head of every family will be what Abraham was,
the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family,
and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
- Adam Weishaupt

When man lives under government, he is fallen,
his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.
- Adam Weishaupt

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In another situation, and in an active station in life,
I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding
of an order would have never come into my head.
- Adam Weishaupt

But I would have executed much greater things,
had not government always opposed my exertions,
and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.
- Adam Weishaupt

The first task of the association must therefore be
to form the young members.
- Adam Weishaupt

The human race will then become one family,
and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.
- Adam Weishaupt

G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason.
Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
- Adam Weishaupt

My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
- Adam Weishaupt

Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.
- Adam Weishaupt

I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.
- Adam Weishaupt

Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore
be directed to this noble purpose,
and then all the objections urged against it by jealous
tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
- Adam Weishaupt

And of all illumination which human reason can give,
none is comparable to the discovery of what we are,
our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of,
and what are the means of attaining it.
- Adam Weishaupt

This is the great object held out by this association;
and the means of attaining it is illumination,
enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason
which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
- Adam Weishaupt

But alas, they are all sadly deficient,
because they leave us under the domination of political
and religious prejudices;
and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
- Adam Weishaupt

It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done,
if every man were placed in the office for which he
was fitted by nature and a proper education,
which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
- Adam Weishaupt

This is my seventh decade...
and every once in a while I get a hankering to re-visit these songs again...
songs with which I have had a great relationship.
- Eddy Arnold

In the back of my mind was the constant hankering,
almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks.
Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger
on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes.
I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing.
- Mary Garden

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Dare to be naive.
- Buckminster Fuller

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

To manage your mind,
know that there is nothing,
and then relinquish all attachment to nothingness.
- Lao Tzu

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind,
stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

Open your mind, open your heart,
and the way to joy becomes clear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

All wrong-doing arises because of mind.
If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
- The Buddha

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Within my mind, the sun always shines,
and the sky is always blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha


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