"It is undeniable that the theologies of all the great nations dovetail together and show that each is a part of one stupendous whole."
"The will of the Creator, through which all things were made and received their first impulse, is the property of every living being."
"You have in yourself something similar to God, and therefore use yourself as the temple of God. The greatest honor which can be paid to God is to know and imitate his perfection." Sextus the Pythagorean
"He (Christ) termed himself the son of God, but took care to assert repeatedly that they were all the children of God….in preaching this, he repeated a doctrine taught ages earlier by Hermes, Plato, and other philosophers."
"Nothing can be free from the divine presence." Giordano Bruno
"One nature delights in another, one nature overcomes another, one nature overrules another, and the whole of them are One." Synesius
"The universe is the combination of a thousand elements, and yet the expression of a single spirit."
"The love of truth is inherently the love of good; and so predominating over every desire of the soul, purifying it and assimilating it to the divine, thus governing every act of the individual, it raises humanity to a participation and communion with Divinity."
“Freemasonry proclaims, as it has proclaimed from its origin, the existence of a creative principle, the great Architect of the universe.”
"One is the Spirit of the living God, blessed be His Name, who lives forever!" 'Sepher Jezireh', the kabalistic Book of Creation
"There is but one Magnet in the universe, and from it proceeds the magnetization of everything existing."
"There is an intelligence or mind, the first principle of all principles, the Supreme Idea on which all other ideas are grounded; the Monarch and Lawgiver of the universe; the ultimate substance from which all things derive their being and essence, the first and efficient Cause of all the order, and harmony, and beauty, and excellency, and goodness, which pervades the universe."
"There is a Supreme God who produced in his own mind a 'paradeigma' of all things."
"Human-spirit proves God-spirit, as the one drop of water proves a source from which it must have come."
"You have in yourself something similar to God, and therefore use yourself as the temple of God."
"The Divine mind is eternal, and it is pure light, and poured out through splendid and immense space." Codex Nazaraeus, 1. 23
"The magnetism of pure love is the originator of every created thing."
"Everything is drawn to its like, and converges with natures congenial to itself. Out of this sympathy and antipathy arises a constant movement in the whole world, and in all its parts, and uninterrupted communion which produces universal harmony. …one thing affects another one, even at great distances, notwithstanding the intervening space."
"There never was nor ever will be a truly philosophical mind, whether of Pagan, Jew or Christian, but has followed the same path of thought. Gautama-Buddha is mirrored in the precepts of Christ; Paul and Philo Judaeus are faithful echoes of Plato, and Ammonius Saccas and Plotinus won their immortal fame by combining the teachings of all these grand masters of true philosophy. 'Prove all things; hold fast that which is good,' ought to be the motto of all brothers on earth."
"There is a canon of interpretation, which should guide us in our examinations of every philosophical opinion: The human mind has, under the necessary operation of its own laws, been compelled to entertain the same fundamental ideas, and the human heart to cherish the same feelings in all ages."
"Harmony in the physical and mathematical world of sense, is justice in the spiritual one."
"Simple common sense precludes the possibility that the universe is the result of mere chance."
"Matter is nothing more than the.. effect of the emanative energy of the Deity."
"Who can study carefully the ancient religious and cosmogonic myths without perceiving that this striking similitude of conceptions, in their esoteric spirit, is the result of no mere coincidence, but manifests a concurrent design? It shows that already in those ages which are shut out from our sight by the impenetrable mist of tradition, human religious thought developed in uniform sympathy in every portion of the globe."