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Of all the means I know to lead men,
by Adam Weishaupt

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

The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
- Adam Weishaupt

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

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

 

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

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

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

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I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself
the means of inspiration and survival.
- Winston Churchill

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
- Dr. Seuss

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself.
- Anonymous

Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is,
of course, living in a state of sin.
- John von Neumann

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background,
and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
- A. C. Benson

No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
- Maimonides

To me faith means not worrying.
- John Dewey

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

My religion is based on truth and non-violence.
Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
- Gerald Jampolsky

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking
how it is soaking in around your green beans.
- Marcelene Cox

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
- Barbara Bush

Patriotism is easy to understand in America.
It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
- Calvin Coolidge

If you seek truth, you will not seek
victory by dishonorable means,
and if you find truth, you will become invincible.
- Epictetus

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

Technological progress has merely provided us with
more efficient means for going backwards.
- Aldous Huxley

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
- W. H. Auden

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
- David Ogden Stiers


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