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“Time is a river...and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, a very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following.”
R.W. and Rev. Joseph Fort Newton, The Lost Symbol
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
Joseph Fort Newton
“We can not tell what may happen to you in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens to us, how we take it, what we do with it and that is what really counts in the end.”
Joseph Fort Newton
“A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.”
Joseph Fort Newton
“Upon that basis the first Grand Lodge was founded, and upon that basis Masonry rests today-holding that a unity of spirit is better than a uniformity of opinion, and that beyond the great and simple "religion in which all men agree" no dogma is worth a breach of charity”
Joseph Fort Newton, The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry
“Why did they continue to enter Lodges until they had the rule of them? There must have been something more in their association, for they had their clubs, societies, and learned fellowships.”
Joseph Fort Newton, The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry
“There came a day when the Masons, laying aside their stones, became workmen of another kind, not less builders than before, but using truths for tools and dramas for designs, uplifting such a temple as Watts dreamed of decorating with his visions of the august allegory of the evolution of man.”
Joseph Fort Newton, The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry
“the heavens.[33] If further proof were needed,”
Joseph Fort Newton, The Builders (Annotated): A Story and Study of Masonry


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The Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry The Builders
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Men's House: Masonic Papers and Addresses Men's House
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The River of Years: Masonic Writings of Joseph Fort Newton The River of Years
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