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Albert Pike
1809 - 1891

American lawyer, amateur historian, Masonic author of Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry


What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.

Virtue is but heroic bravery, to do the thing thought to be true, in spite of all enemies of flesh or spirit, in despite of all temptations or menaces.