Adam Weishaupt Quotes



Best 21 Other Quotes by Adam Weishaupt

“And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.”

“Don’t read about history. Make it!”

“G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.”

“I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati.”

“I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.”

“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.”

“In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

“Nothing is more important than who controls the signs. To change the world, it is necessary to change the signs that are used to condition people.”

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

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

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

“The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members.”

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“But, the true reason for the success of such new expositions [translated Eastern religious texts] is to be found where they are the most accommodating, least rigid, least severe, most vague, and ready to come to easy terms with the prejudices and weaknesses of the modern world. Let everyone have the courage to look deeply into himself and to see what it is that he really wants.”


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“The hankering of the mind is irresistible.”

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

“This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.”

“To the extent that Catholicism contains any good ideas, they all come from the covert Mithraic and Platonic pagan elements of the religion. The Protestants got rid of the pagan elements and returned Christianity to a type of Judaism.

In the absence of pagan elements, Christianity was never anything other than Messianic Judaism based on Jesus Christ as the Jewish Messiah, so the Messianic Jews are unquestionably the purest Christians in the world.

Protestants are Jews who haven’t realised they’re Jews and Catholics are pagans who haven’t realised they’re pagans.”

“When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.”