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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.
- Edgar Allan Poe

If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms,
yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong.
- Virgil

But blind to former as to future fate,
what mortal knows his pre-existent state?
- Alexander Pope

Tomorrow is the day when idlers work,
and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Andrew Young

To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror,
to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
- Frank Herbert

Men are mortal.
So are ideas.
An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.
Otherwise both will wither and die.
- B. R. Ambedkar

What name to call thee by, O virgin fair,
I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more
than mortal seems thy countenances.
- Petrarch

All men think all men mortal, but themselves.
- Edward Young

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily,
I should think.
All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
- C. S. Lewis

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.
- Pythagoras

It was despairing to find out that I am mortal.
- Magnus Magnusson

To-morrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Aulus Persius Flaccus

Once in one's life, for one mortal moment,
one must make a grab for immortality;
if not,
one has not lived.
- Sylvester Stallone

An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick,
unless soul clap its hands and sing,
and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
- William Butler Yeats

Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war,
will you not rejoice, O my father?
- Zebulon Pike

A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out.
The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow.
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

Fortune raises up and fortune brings low both the man
who fares well and the one who fares badly;
and there is no prophet of the future for mortal men.
- Sophocles

Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which
alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine.
- George Santayana

A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
- Aeschylus

We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.
- Eduardo Galeano

The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands
the power to abolish all forms of human poverty,
and all forms of human life.
- John F. Kennedy

Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them,
are mortal and not divine.
We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.
- John Osborne

Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.
- Alexander Pope

Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do,
to save the people, and the failure was not my fault,
but the fault of others.
- Davy Crockett

The fear of death often proves mortal,
and sets people on methods to save their Lives,
which infallibly destroy them.
- Joseph Addison

I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man,
just a mortal with potential of a superman.
I'm living on.
- David Bowie

No mortal man has ever served at the same time his
passions and his best interests.
- Sallust

A pitcher has to look at the hitter as his mortal enemy.
- Early Wynn

Fate is never too generous even to its favorites.
Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
- Stefan Zweig

If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness,
then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal
contagions doth assuredly direct their use.
- John Woolman

If it wasn't for music, I would think that love is mortal.
- Mark Helprin

That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd,
as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever
entered into the head of mortal man.
- George Berkeley

A man has only one way of being immortal on earth:
he has to forget he is a mortal.
- Jean Giraudoux

Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
- Edmund Halley

All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs
this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
- Pliny the Elder

Most of the vices and mortal sins condemned today correspond
to inclinations that were purely adaptive or at least
harmless in primitive man.
- Konrad Lorenz

Truth is immortal; error is mortal.
- Mary Baker Eddy

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate;
neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And I think my sexuality was heavily repressed by the church,
by the, you know, the design of the mortal sins.
- Thomas Keneally

The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction.
Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal.
- Richard Adams

No hero is mortal till he dies.
- W. H. Auden

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind.
It is fear made manifest on the body.
- Mary Baker Eddy

The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
- Mark Akenside

I did not imagine that the second half of my life would
be spent on efforts to avert a mortal danger to humanity created by science.
- Joseph Rotblat

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma,
nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
- Bodhidharma

Once is a man's life, for one mortal moment,
he must make a grab for immorality; if not,
he has not lived.
- Sylvester Stallone

By that I mean, I think that it is true that politics
and political heroes have to satisfy our need to be
greater than mortal in some way,
and that's led them into creating illusions,
sound bites, focus groups that tell you what to do.
- Sydney Pollack


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