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Morality will perform all this; and Morality is ...
by Adam Weishaupt

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

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

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

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

I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Truth is certainly a branch of morality
and a very important one to society.
- Thomas Jefferson

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Morality is of the highest importance -
but for us, not for God.
- Albert Einstein

Morality which depends upon the helplessness
of a man or woman has not much to recommend it.
Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Force always attracts men of low morality.
- Albert Einstein

Morality is the theory that every human act
must be either right or wrong,
and that 99 % of them are wrong.
- H. L. Mencken

Morality, like language, is an invented structure for
conserving and communicating order.
And morality is learned, like language,
by mimicking and remembering.
- Jane Rule

I just think people should find the music that helps
them through the day and enjoy that.
I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing,
it's a morality issue.
- Amy Grant

The true meaning of religion is thus,
not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold

There is a crisis of public morality.
Instead of policing bedrooms, we ought to be doing
a better job policing boardrooms.
- Robert Reich

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters,
always provided that he does not offend against the
rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown

I learned a lot about morality from fiction,
from movies.
- Rob Morrow

The vanity of men, a constant insult to women,
is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim
of superior sensitivity and morality.
- Patricia Meyer Spacks

When morality comes up against profit,
it is seldom that profit loses.
- Shirley Chisholm

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.
- Jean Stafford

Morality is a private and costly luxury.
- Henry B. Adams

The preservation of health is a duty.
Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
- Herbert Spencer

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The purpose of morality is to teach you,
not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
- Ayn Rand

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs
and the morality that suits him.
- Remy de Gourmont

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
- Frank Herbert

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink.
- E. M. Forster

The Japanese chose the principle of eternal peace as
the basis of morality for our rebirth after the War.
- Kenzaburo Oe

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public
in one of its periodical fits of morality.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Religion without morality is a superstition and a curse,
and morality without religion is impossible.
- Mark Hopkins

If you didn't have any conscious beings in the world,
there really wouldn't be morality but with consciousness that you have it.
- Roger Penrose

My parents were pretty lenient with me.
But, they gave me morality while I was growing up.
They taught me the difference between right and wrong.
- Mark Hoppus

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality
of altruism that men have to reject.
- Ayn Rand

Our enemy of international terrorism respects no laws of warfare or morality,
and its individual members take innocent lives,
just to create chaos for news cameras.
- Mark Kennedy

Religion is no more the parent of morality than an
incubator is the mother of a chicken.
- Lemuel K. Washburn

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Science by itself has no moral dimension.
But it does seek to establish truth.
And upon this truth morality can be built.
- William Masters

Well, there's a morality in that you want your work to be good,
I suppose.
- Donald Judd

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley


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