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And of all illumination which human reason can give,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.
- Adam Weishaupt

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

Of all the means I know to lead men,
the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
- 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 hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- 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

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

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

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

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a
drunken man uses lamp-posts -
for support rather than for illumination.
- Andrew Lang

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost:
for support,
not illumination.
- Vin Scully

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts -
for support rather than for illumination.
- Andrew Lang

The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension,
as by a spiritual illumination.
They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
- Roland Allen

I don't see it as a form of healing,
because if you have wounds that are bleeding I don't
think acting will ever get them to stop.
But I find acting is a form of illumination.
- Rebecca De Mornay

He uses statistics like a drunk uses lamp-posts,
more for support than illumination.
- Romano Prodi

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
- Lord Acton

I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing
executives to use judgment;
they are coming to rely too much on research,
and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support,
rather than for illumination.
- David Ogilvy

The greatest gift is the passion for reading.
It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts,
it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and
experience of a wide kind.
It is a moral illumination.
- Moses Hadas

As we moved along in a little procession,
I was delighted with the illumination of the streets.
So many lamps, and they burned until morning,
my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.
- Mary Antin

If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just
to go and see what the reality is,
of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer,
the drunk or sober poet...
Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.
- Harold Brodkey

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder,
as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence,
for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation
of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
- John Adams

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar


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