Albert Pike Quotes

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.

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

One man is equivalent to all Creation. One man is a World in miniature.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.

— Albert Pike

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.

— Albert Pike

Will is the dynamic soul-force.

— Albert Pike

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted.

— Albert Pike

The sovereignty of one’s self over one’s self is called Liberty.

— Albert Pike

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

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.

— Albert Pike

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