Saturday, February 6, 2010

Meandering across the board . . .

Today is the birthday of Johann Adam Weishaupt (February 6, 1748 – November 18, 1830), philosopher. He is best known as the founder of the Order of Illuminati, a secret society with origins in Bavaria.

"Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery. The hankering of the mind is irresistible." - 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." - Adam Weishaupt

"By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labors, we may turn the public mind which way we will." - Adam Weishaupt

"For the Order wishes to be secret, and to work in silence, for thus it is better secured from the oppression of the ruling powers, and because this secrecy gives a greater zest to the whole." - Adam Weishaupt

"I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati." - Adam Weishaupt

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