Quotes about life

QUOTATIONS ON LIFE FROM FAMOUS MASONS

“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.”    Bro. Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)

US humorist and author (1835-1910)
Polar Star Lodge No. 79 A.F.& A.M., Missouri, USA

“History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we made today.”  – Bro. Henry Ford

US automobile industrialist (1863-1947
Palestine Lodge No. 357 F.& A.M., Michigan, USA

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”– Bro. Benjamin Franklin

US author, diplomat, inventor, politician, & printer (1706-1790)
St. John’s Lodge of Philadelphia, USA

“Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.” – Bro. Rudyard Kipling

British (Indian-born) author (1865-1936)
Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C., Lahore, India

 “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” – Bro. Will Rogers

US humorist and showman (1879-1935)
Claremore Lodge No. 53 A.F.& A.M., Oklahoma, USA

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails Daring Greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” – Bro. Theodore Roosevelt

26th President of the United States
Matinecock Lodge No. 806 F.& A.M., Oyster Bay, NY, USA

“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.” – Bro. John Wayne

US movie actor and director (1907-1979)
Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56 F.& A.M., Arizona, USA

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Bro. Oscar Wilde

Irish dramatist, novelist and poet (1854-1900)
Apollo University Lodge No. 357, Oxford, UK

 “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Bro. Benjamin Franklin

US author, diplomat, inventor, politician, & printer (1706-1790)
St. John’s Lodge of Philadelphia, USA

 “Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.” – Bro. Rudyard Kipling

British (Indian-born) author (1865-1936)
Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C., Lahore, India