Your favorite quotes

Discussion in 'Your Masonic Story' started by Lowcarbjc, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. TJ Hancock

    TJ Hancock Registered User

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    My grandfather, a Master Mason and Southern Baptist preacher, always told me while growing up when I did questionable acts, "If you're going to be stupid, you gotta be tough." He also had a habit of telling me, mostly when I had a problem with some of the chores I was given on the farm, "If you don't like it, you're welcome anyhow!" Unknowingly, he was preparing me for my life ahead.
     
  2. Ghost

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    Do or do not there is no try. -Master Yoda
     
  3. pointwithinacircle2

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    ...while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. - V.
     
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  6. Dennis Hurts

    Dennis Hurts Registered User

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    "Just walk away quiet in any direction"
    John Muir
     
  7. dfreybur

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    Given that the original was written in the Bronze Age before the invention of iron smelting, I find the gradual evolution of these Proverbs to be as enlightening as their content.
     
  8. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    "You don't get to be old by being no fool, that's why a lot of young wise men are dead"
    "I'd rather be a live chicken than a dead hero"
     
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  9. BroBook

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    There are billions of people on the planet, and only one truth and every body got it.


    You missed it!

    Bro Hooks ( my masonic instructor) he had more, one more before I go, " When you can walk through self, touch I and come back and you still yourself, you a bad ( shut your mouth ) too!!! As it was in the beginning, so shall it be in the ending world without end AMEN!!! SMIB.
     
  10. BroBook

    BroBook Premium Member

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    Orignal?
     
  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Yes, as opposed to modern translation.
     
  12. dfreybur

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    The books of the Bible were written down a few centuries BC. Before that they were handed down orally as our ritual is. Technically rather than books they would have been songs and/or stories and/or lectures as our ritual is. The original versions were orally composed rather than written. Supposedly and probably thousands of years ago.

    We have the text of written versions and the evolution of how they have been translated is interesting. At each translation the stories are changed a little. This is unavoidable when doing translations so the small changes might or might not be deliberate. At is very interesting to read the differences as new translations emerge and the discussion among scholars about those differences.

    We know our ritual evolves. Those of us who attend GL are there for the votes. Those of us who attend ritual schools at district levels and above remember that every single year there is at least one change in the ritual.

    As the books were handed down for millennia before being written down, we know they evolved in a manner very similar to the way our ritual evolves today. We can't know how they evolved so we can't discuss the differences over time, but we do know they did evolve.
     
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  13. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Any Freemason who claims, "We've always done it that way" has clearly never read the Minutes of their Lodge.
     
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  14. onthesquare

    onthesquare Registered User

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    Lead, follow or get out of the way.
     
  15. Garrettsdaddy

    Garrettsdaddy Rev. Scott Kerschner PM Premium Member

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    My favorite quote is one i came up with "If life was perfect, we would all be bored"
     
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