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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)

  • When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.
    (Adam Weishaupt)

  • My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
    (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)


  • 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)

  • I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati.
    (Adam Weishaupt)

  • We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted, by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union.
    (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)

  • Every man is entitled therefore, to give any explanation of the symbols and a system of the doctrine that he can render palatable.
    (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)

  • 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)

  • Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
    (Adam Weishaupt)

  • Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.
    (Adam Weishaupt)

  • G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
    (Adam Weishaupt)


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