A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on anger, citizenship, country, cynicism, debate, good, history, hope, idealism, interest, justice, loyalty, men, personality, personality, principles, service, spirit, and sympathy

In his capacity as an American citizen, each man of our Craft will do what seems to him wise and just and right and to the best interest of his country; but let us hope and pray that no echo of angry debate may be heard in any Lodge of Masons . . . lest we injure what is priceless. . . . By the same token, the men who stand out in our history, to whom we pay the highest homage, are the men of personality, principle and ideals, who, combining sympathy and good will with unbending loyalty to great truths, defied the cynical spirit and wrought disinterestedly for the common good. By as much as Masonry creates such men and endows them with moral ideals, by so much does it render its highest service to the country and the Craft.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: The Philalethes, August 1999, published byThe Philalethes Society

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