What They Say About Freemasonry
David J. Mitchell, in his book W. A. C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia
General Douglas MacArthur
May Bennett, wife of W. A. C. Bennet
I have every degree in Masonry and if there are any secrets I’m damned if I know them.
Although I hold the highest civil honour in the world, I have always regarded my rank and title as a Past Grand Master of Masons the greatest honour that had ever come to me. I value it above all others because to be a Grand Master Of Masons one must be more than a good public relations man–he must have a background based upon the noblest of principles, and he must bear the respect and esteem of the good men who make up the Craft.
Harry S. Truman, President of the United States
It was brought home to us when we were on tour in Regina, Saskatchewan. Our guitar player, Frank Sandusky, had a blood vessel suddenly rupture in his neck, was rushed to the hospital, and the doctors report was grave. When local brethren found that he was a Mason they sent for his wife. They took her in, saw that she got back and forth to the hospital, and saw to her needs. It didn’t cost her anything, and made an unpleasant situation more bearable – and that is what Masonry is all about.
Roy Clark, Country Music Hall of Famer
Perhaps we have finally located the earliest moments in the formation of modern civil society
Central to Masonic identity was the belief that merit and not birth constitutes the foundation for social and political order
Modern civil society was invented during the Enlightenment in the new enclaves of sociability of which Freemasonry was the most avowedly constitutional and aggressively civic.
Freemasonry was one of the social practices that transmitted to the continent a vocabulary that put freedom and equality central on the word list
We should never under estimate the emotional pull of Masonic rituals, the intensity of loyalty they could inspire
Margaret C. Jacob, from her book Living the Enlightenment
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s Restaurants
Norman Vincent Peale, Minister and Author