Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Masonic Quotes of Famous Freemasons

The Quotes of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Born: 6/28/1712 12:00:00 AM Died: 7/2/1778 12:00:00 AM

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.


Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.


Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.


Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards. 


Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide? 


I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself. 


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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Quotes of Famous Freemasons and Occultists

Freemasonry, as a tradition, is built on the spoken word. It is a mystic tradition that has been passed down from lip to hear across the centuries. It acknowledges the power of language to transform the mind of the individual and even the course of history itself. Throughout history, great changes in civilizations and the rise and fall of empires have depended on a few words, spoken into the right ear at the right time. Freemasonry places great importance on remembering the thoughts of our ancestors. It is from these thoughts that we can learn how to navigate the maze of life and avoid the pitfalls that have entrapped the unfortunate. The Masons below have all contributed to the wisdom of the world and we have selected a small portion of their knowledge to be shared here to inspire, uplift and educate.

"If I have seen further than
others, it is by standing
upon the shoulders of giants."

- BROTHER ISAAC NEWTON

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