Albert Pike

Quotes
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Be not discouraged and remember, above all things, that you can have nothing to expect from the enemy [the Union]. They will have no mercy on you, for they are more merciless than wolves, and more rapacious. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Two forms of government are favorable to the prevalence of falsehood and deceit. Under a Despotism, men are false, treacherous, and deceitful through fear, like slaves dreading the lash. Under a Democracy they are so as a means of attaining popularity and office, and because of the greed for wealth. Democracies & Republics ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
A war for a great principle ennobles a nation. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;War & Peace
Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man's onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.
Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted. Religion & God
One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Truth
The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold. Truth
To work with the hands or brain, according to our requirements and our capacities, to do that which lies before us to do, is more honorable than rank and title. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory. War & Peace
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Death
Will is the dynamic soul-force.