|The International Masonic Blue Pages
"Masons For Masons"
"When men are employed, they are best contented; for on the days they worked they were good-natured and
cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on
our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome." --- Bro. Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, Chapter 10.
Detractors: "Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society." --- Bro. Thomas
Paine, Common Sense (1776).
"The object of government is the welfare of the people. The material progress and prosperity of a nation are
desirable chiefly so far as they lead to the moral and material welfare of all good citizens." --- Bro. Theodore
Roosevelt, The New Nationalism (1910).
"These unhappy times call for the building of plans . . . that build from the bottom up and not from the top
down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid." --- Bro.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Radio Address (April 7, 1932).
"If I were asked to state the great objective which church and State are both demanding for the sake of every
man and woman and child in this country, I would say that that great objective is 'a more abundant life'."
--- Bro. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Address, Federal Council of Churches of Christ (December 6, 1933).
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether
we provide enough for those who have too little." --- Bro. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Second Inaugural
Address (January 20, 1937).
"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up
his fellow; but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he has not another to help him up." --- Solomon,
King of Israel, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
|Below are a Few of Our Masonic Brothers Who Will Speak in Support of Our Efforts
Here and Deliver What Will Be the Common Sense of the Subject!
"There are men who pretend friendship; and there is a true friend who sticks closer than a brother."
--- Solomon, King of Israel, Proverbs 18:24
|"Please understand that if what we seek to do here on this website is wrong, then what
these men believed and have spoken to must be wrong, as well!" --- JWM
"In charity (helping a Brother) there is no excess." --- Bro. Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Essays, Of
Goodness and Goodness of Nature.
"Work helps to preserve us from three great evils: weariness, vice, and want." --- Bro. François-Marie
Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778), Candide.
|"Better is it that thou shouldst not vow, than to make a
vow and not fulfill it."
--- Solomon, King of Israel, Ecclesiastes 5:5
"Didn't we all make vows before God and our Brethren? What would King Solomon have us do? Would he
have us turn our backs on our Brothers in need? No, I don't think so. We cannot pick and choose, which of
King Solomon's wise instructions we should follow! If our vows are found wanting and worthless, then it is all
worthless, isn't it! If our vows are true and binding, then the Craft must be True and Right!" --- JWM
|Finally, for those few detractors (and I thank God for the future of the Craft that there have been very few), all
that I would offer is merely this grievously sad commentary on their perplexity in this matter and extend myself
no more in defense of my actions here in this present work:
Damnant quod non intelligunt!
"The brave man (Master Mason) inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country (Freemasonry), than
the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger (His brother's hour of need)." --- WB Andrew Jackson
(1767-1845), To the troops who abandoned their lines during the battle of New Orleans (January 8, 1815).
"To relieve the distressed is a duty incumbent on all men, but particularly on Masons, who are linked together
by an indissoluble chain of sincere affection." --- WB William Preston, 1775
|A FEW WORDS FROM SOME OF OUR "OLDER" SUPPORTERS!