What They Say

Socially and politically, Freemasons have played an important part in the development of British Columbia 

David J. Mitchell
in his book W. A. C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia

Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the spirit of man

General Douglas MacArthur

Love to love a Mason, for a Mason never tells

May Bennett
wife of W. A. C. Bennet

We represent a fraternity which believes in justice and the truth and honourable action in your community…men who are endeavoring to be better citizens…to make a great country greater. This is the only institution in the world where we can meet on the level all sorts of people who want to live rightly.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

I know of no other organization where you have a friend all over the world. It gives you a peace of mind, especially travelling as much as we do.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

Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe, published in 1991 by Oxford University Press Inc. Jacob is a professor of History at the New School for Social Research and has authored works dating back to 1976: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

There is no doubt in my mind that Masonry in the cornerstone of America

Dave Thomas
Founder of Wendy’s Restaurants

To me, Freemasonry is one form of dedication to God and service to humanity

Norman Vincent Peale
Minister and Author