“Thought is a force, and philosophy should be an energy, finding its aim and its effects in the amelioration of mankind. The two great motors are Truth and Love. When all these Forces are combined, and guided by the Intellect, and regulated by the Rule of Right, and Justice, and of combined and systematic movement and effort, the great revolution prepared for by the ages will begin to march.”

 -Albert Pike (from Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871)