Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Masonry: the reality, not the ideal

by Albert Pike

It is the motionless and stationary that most frets and impedes the current of progress; the solid rock or stupid tree, rested firmly on the bottom, and around which the river whirls and eddies.

The Masons that doubt and hesitate and are discouraged; that disbelieve in the capacity of man to improve; that are not disposed to toil and labor for the interest and well being of general humanity; that expects others to do all, even of that which they do not oppose or ridicule; while they sit, applauding and doing nothing, or perhaps prognosticating failure.

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