Some Quotes of Famous Freemasons
"We represent a fraternity which believes in justice and truth and honorable action in your community...men who are endeavoring to be better citizens...[and] to make a great country greater. This is the only institution in the world where we can meet on the level all sorts of people who want to live rightly."
Harry S. Truman
President of the United States
"To me, Freemasonry is one form of dedication to God and service to humanity."
"The values and ideas, the profound principals of religion, morality, and honour for which Masonry stands, mean much to me as an American.
There is, as I see it, nothing like Masonry. It is unique in its fellowship which spreads over much of the earth, in addition to our own country. Moreover, this in-depth fellowship spans the years, even the centuries, running back into antiquity. To me it means a personal relationship with great historical personalities and, taken by and large, also with about the finest body of men whom it is possible to assemble anywhere.
Attending Lodge and participating in Masonic activities gave me confidence. I learned to work with people. I found that everyone, every single brother, had a special talent. All I had to do was bring it out. The Brother, then, saw quickly enough how to put his talent to use.
And his success at Lodge work gave him confidence too! He passed it on to others, and they still to others. It wasn't necessary to repeat a self-help motto like "I believe in me." Just doing the work and seeing the results were enough.
Confidence in self, in the Lodge, in Masonry, in the community and nation - it caught on, and I have seen it spread farther and farther as I continue my Masonic journey in life, meeting ever more Brothers and sharing with them the confidence Freemasonry can give.
Ever since I became a Mason, the work has not only charmed me, but also impressed me. I can further add that, as a public speaker, it has also given me enhanced perception of the nobility of words and their inspirational power when used in skillful combination and for the expression of lofty thoughts."
Norman Vincent Peale
Minister and Author
"Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man."
General of the Army
"The Masonic Fraternity is one of the most helpful mediating and conserving organizations among men, and I have never wavered from that childhood impression, but it has stood steadfastly with me through the busy, vast hurrying years."
George W. Truett
Southern Baptist Leader
"There is no doubt in my mind that Masonry is the cornerstone of America."
Founder of Wendy's International
Presidents of the U.S.A.
Buffalo Bill Cody
Chevalier D'Eon De Beaumont
Richard E. Byrd
Lewis and Clark
Cpt. James Cook
Lord Minto, Governor General of India
Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore
Robert F. Scott
Sir Ernest Shackelton
Omar Bradley - West Point Lodge No.877, NY
Sir Guy Carleton
George C. Marshall
Douglas MacArthur (Manila Lodge No. 1, Phillipines)
John Paul Jones
Field Marshal Suvorov
Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz
Duke of Wellington
Alexander Eiffel, Designer of the Eiffel Tower
James Smithson, Founder Smithsonian Institute
Sir Joseph Banks
Gutzon Borglum, Mount Rushmore
Frederick Bartholdi, Statue of Liberty
Business & Politics
John Jacob Astor
Thomas Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles
Robert J. Dole, Senator (Kansas)
Medgar W. Evers
Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company
Barry M. Goldwater, Senator. (Arizona)
Charles Hilton, Founder of Hilton Hotels
Rev. Jesse Jackson
John H. Johnson, Publisher Ebony and Jet Magazines
Baron Nathan Mayer Rothschild
Joel R. Poinsett, USA Secretary of War
Col. Harlan Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken
Morris Sachs, Sachs 5th Ave.
Carl B. Stokes, Mayor of Cleveland
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's Restaurants
Andrew Young, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
Whitney M. Young
Booker T. Washington - Grand Master, Massachusetts, PHA
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Norman Vincent Peale
Sir Walter Scott
Ludwig van Beethoven
George Michael Cohan
Gilbert & Sullivan
Jean Julius Sibelius
John Phillip Sousa
William "Count" Basie
Nat King Cole
Charles Correll (Amos)
Freeman Gosden (Andy)
Cecil B. DeMille
Charles "Chic" Sale
Hal Brent Wallis
Allan Young, (Mr. Ed)
Darry l F. Zanuck
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Arnold "Red" Auerbach
Sugar Ray Robinson
Republic of Texas
William B. Travis
(also, General Santa Ana)