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When man lives under government, he is fallen,
by Adam Weishaupt

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

I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.
- Adam Weishaupt

The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- Adam Weishaupt

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland


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