Adam Weishaupt

Profession : Philosopher
Nationality : German
Birth : 6th February, 1748
Death : 18th November, 1830
About : Johann Adam Weishaupt was a German philosopher and founder of the Order of Illuminati, a secret society with origins in Bavaria. Adam Weishaupt was born on 6 February 1748 in Ingolstadt in the Electorate of Bavaria. Weishaupt began his formal education at age seven at a Jesuit school. He later enrolled at the University of Ingolstadt and graduated in 1768 at age 20 with a doctorate of law. In 1772 he became a professor of law. The following year he married Afra Sausenhofer of Eichstätt. After Pope Clement XIV’s suppression of the Society of Jesus in 1773, Weishaupt became a professor of canon law, a position that was held exclusively by the Jesuits until that time. In 1775 Weishaupt was introduced to the empirical philosophy of Johann Georg Heinrich Feder of the University of Göttingen. Both Feder and Weishaupt would later become opponents of Kantian idealism.

Adam Weishaupt Quotes

And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.
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But alas, they are all sadly deficient, because they leave us under the domination of political and religious prejudices; and they are as inefficient as the sleepy dose of an ordinary sermon.
But I would have executed much greater things, had not government always opposed my exertions, and placed others in situations which would have suited my talents.
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G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
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I am proud to be known to the world as the founder of the Illuminati.
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I did not bring Deism into Bavaria.
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In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head.
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It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.
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Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
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Morality will perform all this; and Morality is the fruit of Illumination.
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My general plan is good, though in the detail there may be faults.
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Nothing would be more profitable to us than a right history of mankind.
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Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
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Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?
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The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members.
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The hankering of the mind is irresistible.
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The head of every family will be what Abraham was, the patriarch, the priest and the unlettered lord of his family, and Reason will be the code of laws to all mankind.
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The human race will then become one family, and the world will be the dwelling of Rational Men.
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This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice.
When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.
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