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Famous Masons - Harry S. Truman 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."
Douglas MacArthur
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."
Dave Thomas
Founder of Wendy's International


Famous Masons - between_friends

Presidents of the U.S.A.
George Washington
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
James Polk
James Garfield
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
Howard Taft
Warren Harding
Franklin Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford

American Founders
Benjamin Franklin
Buffalo Bill Cody
Davey Crockett
Kit Carson
Sam Houston
Paul Revere

Antiquarians
Elias Ashmole

Diplomats
Chevalier D'Eon De Beaumont

Astronauts
John Glenn

Explorers
Roald Amundsen
Richard E. Byrd
Lewis and Clark
Cpt. James Cook
Matthew Henson
Charles Lindbergh
Lord Minto, Governor General of India
Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore
Robert F. Scott
Sir Ernest Shackelton

Military
Pierre Beauregard
Omar Bradley - West Point Lodge No.877, NY
Sir Guy Carleton
Mark Clark
Lord Cornwallis
Jimmy Doolittle
Viscount Jellicoe
Ernest King
Lord Kitchener
Curtis Lemay
George C. Marshall
Douglas MacArthur (Manila Lodge No. 1, Phillipines)
Lord Mountbatten
Audie Murphy
Lord Nelson
John Paul Jones
John Pershing
Field Marshal Suvorov
Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz
Duke of Wellington

Artists
Alphonse Mucha
Monument Creators
Alexander Eiffel, Designer of the Eiffel Tower
Christopher Wren
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
J.C. Penny
Andre Citroen
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

Education
Booker T. Washington - Grand Master, Massachusetts, PHA

Human Rights
John Brown

Literature
Robert Burns
Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edward Gibbon
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Alex Haley
Rudyard Kipling
Norman Vincent Peale
Alexander Pope
Robert Service
Sir Walter Scott
Jonathan Swift
Mark Twain
Lew Wallace
Voltaire
Oscar Wilde

Music Composers
Irving Berlin
Ludwig van Beethoven
George Michael Cohan
Gilbert & Sullivan
W.C. Handy
Franz Haydn
Jerome Kern
Franz Liszt
Wolfgang Mozart
Hans Schuler
Jean Julius Sibelius
John Phillip Sousa

Country Western
Eddy Arnold
Roy Acuff
Rex Allen
Gene Autry
Roy Clark
Jim Davis
Ferlin Husky
Burl Ives
Eddy Peabody
Tex Ritter
Jimmy Rodgers
Roy Rogers
Mel Tillis
Hank Thompson
Brad Paisley
Jazz
Louis Armstrong
William "Count" Basie
Eubie Blake
Nat King Cole
Duke Ellington
Lionel Hampton
Al Jolson
Tony Martin
Oscar Peterson
Paul Whiteman

Entertainment
Bud Abbott
Eddie Albertson
Cliff Arquette
Ernest Borgnine
Wallace Beery
Mel Blanc
Eddie Cantor
Charles Correll (Amos)
Freeman Gosden (Andy)
William DeBeck
Cecil B. DeMille
Glenn Ford
Douglas Fairbanks
Hoot Gibson
Clark Gable
Harold Gray
Oliver Hardy
Jean Hersholt
Harry Houdini
Buck Jones
Emmott Kelly
Wayne King
Harold Lloyd
Harpo Marx
Tom Mix
Conrad Nagel
Carroll O'Connor
Tyrone Power
Dick Powell
Richard Pryor
Charles "Chic" Sale
Will Rogers
Red Skelton
Peter Sellers
Frank Skinner
Danny Thomas
Hal Brent Wallis
John Wayne
Billy Wilder
Chill Wills
Jonathan Winters
Ed Wynn
Allan Young, (Mr. Ed)
Darry l F. Zanuck
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

Sports
Arnold "Red" Auerbach
George Brent
Avery Bundage
Ty Cobb
Jack Dempsey
Jake Gaudaur
Tim Horton
Jack Johnston
Willie Mays
Arnold Palmer
Branch Rickey
Sugar Ray Robinson

Republic of Texas
Sam Houston
Stephen Austin
Davy Crockett
Jim Bowie
William B. Travis

(also, General Santa Ana)
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