Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!
In consequence, the sect of Freemasons grew with a rapidity beyond conception in the course of a century and a half, until it came to be able, by means of fraud or of audacity, to gain such entrance into every rank of the State as to seem to be almost its ruling power. - Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German poet, and member of the Bavarian Illuminati.