Adam Weishaupt Quotes

Johann Adam Weishaupt (6 February 1748 – 18 November 1830) was a German philosopher and founder of the Order of the Illuminati, a secret society

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Adam Weishaupt


It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.

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Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.

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The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.

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I did not bring Deism into Bavaria more than into Rome. I found it here, in great vigour, more abounding than in any of the neighboring Protestant States. I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati.

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The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.

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But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.

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My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.

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Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.

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Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind.

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The hankering of the mind is irresistible.

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Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.

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Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?

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Who would imagine that I was to be the founder of a new religion.

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We see with what keenness and zeal the frivolous business of Freemasons is conducted, by persons knit together by the secrecy of their union.

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But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.

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