Monday, August 20, 2007

Masonic quotation generator

At the top of the page I've added a spiffy Masonic quotation generator, a bit of code I originally used on my lodge's website several years ago.

If you know of any meaningful quotations from Freemasons, famous or otherwise, that you think readers would find of value, please email The Burning Taper with them and I'll add them to the rotation list. They don't have to be about Freemasonry.

If you would like to add the Masonic quotation generator to your own blog or other project, feel free to copy the source code from the template, or ask me and I'll send it to you.

Image: Bro. Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove

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  1. Awesome W.S.!

    I'm doing my lodge's website now. Thats absolutly going on there.
    check it out soon enough... not live yet:

  2. "...If all men had always obeyed with all their hearts, the mild and gentle teachings of Masonry, that world would always have been a paradise; while Intolerance and Persecution make of it a hell. For this is the Masonic creed: BELIEVE, in God's infinite benevolence, wisdom and justice; HOPE, for the final triumph of good over evil, and for the Perfect Harmony as the final result of all the concords and discords of the Universe; and be CHARITABLE, as God is, towards the unfaith, the errors, the follies and the faults of men; for all are one great Brotherhood."

    Albert Pike, The Meaning of Masonry, 1858

    HALCYON 498

  3. funny how you never see the anti-masons quote that one.

    peace and blessed be,


  4. Hmm.. Sounds suspiciously like Pike is saying "Practice faith, hope, and charity so you can get into Heaven."

    Yup, smells like a Baphomet-worshiping religion to me.

  5. Hey W.S., here are two quotes you need to add:

    "Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instructions in religion. ... This is the true religion revealed to the ancient patriarchs; which Masonry has taught for many centuries, and which it will continue to teach as long as time endures." Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, pg. 213

    "(Masonry) is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity. ... The ministers of this religion are all Masons who comprehend it." Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, pg. 219

    (all in good taste my friend)

  6. "(Masonry) is the universal, eternal, immutable religion, such as God planted it in the heart of universal humanity.

    Ah HA! Ephraim, you proved it! See, Masonry is... is... Humanism!

    I knew it all along!

  7. ha ha, pure gold.

    peace and blessed be,


  8. Man has written nothing you should believe unconditionally,
    spoken nothing you should believe unconditionally,
    and accomplished nothing you should believe unconditionally.
    Bro Tom Coste
    Halcyon 498

  9. All truth passes through three stages:

    First, it is ridiculed
    Second, it is violently opposed
    Third, it is accepted as self-evident!

    Arthur Schopenhauer [ 1788-1860]

  10. wasnt that on "The Daily Grail" the other day?


  11. A Freemason is a man who is…….

    First in the Relief and Charity of others

    Righteous in his Brother’s Defense

    Even-handed in his exchanges with Mankind

    Ever-thoughtful of his own Actions

    Moral in Character and sets an example for all

    Answerable and accountable to his God

    Steadfast in his love of Family and Country

    Open-minded to the Diversity of others

    Never helpless or hopeless in service of Good

    -Warbard -


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