"The sanctum sanctorum of Freemasonry is ornamented with the gnostic jewels of a thousand ages; its rituals ring with the divinely inspired words of seers and sages.
A hundred religious have brought their gifts of wisdom to its altar; arts and sciences unnumbered have contributed to its symbolism.
Freemasonry is a world-wide university, teaching the liberal arts and sciences of the soul to all who will hearken to its words.
Its chairs are seats of learning and its pillars uphold an arch of universal education.
Its trestleboards are inscribed with the eternal verities of all ages and upon those who comprehend its sacred depths has dawned the realization that within the Freemasonic Mysteries lie hidden the long-lost arcana sought by all peoples since the genesis of human reason." By Manly P. Hall - The Secret Teachings of All Ages