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  • Famous freemasons include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Voltaire.
  • The author did not divulge the specific means freemasons use to recognize each other such as handshakes and specific ritual wording.
  • There surely is no general sympathy among knaves; nor have they, like freemasons, any common sign of communication.
    Henry Fielding  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • They were taken in by another secret society …. a brotherhood of wealthy Bavarian stone craftsmen called the Freemasons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • There, he ’would sit at the table with other Freemasons or Elks or Shriners or veterans, playing Texas hold ’cause for hours.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • We distribute The Irish Times, a Protestant paper, run by the freemasons in Dublin.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • All organizations in this novel exist, including the Freemasons, the Invisible College, the Office of Security, the SMSC, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He had heard some say that the old professor was an atheist freemason.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The Liberals, he said, were Freemasons, bad people, wanting to hang priests, to institute civil marriage and divorce, to recognize the rights of illegitimate children as equal to those of legitimate ones, and to cut the country up into a federal system that would take power away from the supreme authority.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The judge showed the strangers the new graveyard, and the jail, and where the richest man lived, and the Freemasons’ hall, and the Methodist church, and the Presbyterian church, and where the Baptist church was going to be when they got some money to build it with, and showed them the town hall and the slaughterhouse, and got out the independent fire company in uniform and had them put out an imaginary fire; then he let them inspect the muskets of the militia company, and poured out an…
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson

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  • I confess, however, I should like to know the object of the cruise; for one does not wish to be idle, and my brother-in-law, the Sergeant, is as close-mouthed as a freemason.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • "Yes, I belong to the Brotherhood of the Freemasons," said the stranger, looking deeper and deeper into Pierre’s eyes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Oh, yes, we sailors are like freemasons, and recognize each other by signs.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But he was a well-known Freemason.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • My aunt was surprised and hoped it was not some Freemason affair.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Beyond the obvious facts that he has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a Freemason, that he has been in China, and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sir Frederick Falkiner going into the freemasons’ hall.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Volumnia is persuaded that he must be a Freemason.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • A bit like the Freemasons’ pyramid."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • There surely is no general sympathy among knaves; nor have they, like freemasons, any common sign of communication.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • This is Freemason, the passwords and handshakes.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Do Freemasons believe in God?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "But he must be a Freemason," said he, referring to the abbe whom he had met that evening.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Bazdeev had been one of the best-known Freemasons and Martinists, even in Novikov’s time.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • You just said that runic alphabets are used for stone carvings, and it is my understanding that the original Freemasons were stone craftsmen.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Do you wish to enter the Brotherhood of Freemasons under my sponsorship?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Freemasons, it is said, became the last surviving custodians of the Ancient Mysteries.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Half an hour later, the Rhetor returned to inform the seeker of the seven virtues, corresponding to the seven steps of Solomon’s temple, which every Freemason should cultivate in himself.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • —What’s that bloody freemason doing, says the citizen, prowling up and down outside?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Known as the Freemason’s Cipher, this encoded language had been used for private communication among early Masonic brothers.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • When he had joined the Freemasons he had experienced the feeling of one who confidently steps onto the smooth surface of a bog.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • No, he is a Freemason, I have found out.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Petersburg Freemasons all came to see him, tried to ingratiate themselves with him, and it seemed to them all that he was preparing something for them and concealing it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Nearly two years before this, in 1808, Pierre on returning to Petersburg after visiting his estates had involuntarily found himself in a leading position among the Petersburg Freemasons.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Freemasons and the New World Order …. The Great Masonic Seal of the United States …. The P2 Masonic Lodge …. The Lost Secret of Freemasonry …. The Masonic Pyramid …. Andros sat up, startled.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I began to criticize them, but remembered my rules and my benefactor’s words—that a true Freemason should be a zealous worker for the state when his aid is required and a quiet onlooker when not called on to assist.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He’d say, Is this what the men of Ireland fought and died for that my own son is sitting there at the kitchen table reading the freemason paper?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • An international union of Freemasons does not exist.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And now I hear he’s a Freemason—what do you know!
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Going to work for Easons he is, working for that pack of freemasons and Protestants above in Dublin.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • "Sir," the girl said, holding up her cell phone, "I’ve been researching you online, and Wikipedia says you’re a prominent Freemason."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He understands that the craft of the Freemason is the art of governance.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He had learned from Naphta that Settembrini was a Freemason—which made no less an impression on him than had the Italian’s revelation of Naphta’s Jesuit origins and patronage.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "The world situation baffles me," the Freemason said.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Then the Freemason sank down hard onto his chair and pressed his hands to his heart.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Toward midnight, after he had left the countess’ apartments, he was sitting upstairs in a shabby dressing gown, copying out the original transaction of the Scottish lodge of Freemasons at a table in his low room cloudy with tobacco smoke, when someone came in.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In his captivity he had learned that in Karataev God was greater, more infinite and unfathomable than in the Architect of the Universe recognized by the Freemasons.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • These according to Pierre’s observations were men who had no belief in anything, nor desire for anything, but joined the Freemasons merely to associate with the wealthy young Brothers who were influential through their connections or rank, and of whom there were very many in the lodge.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Langdon had already explained to her about the Templars’ powerful historic ties to the modern Masonic secret societies, whose primary degrees—Apprentice Freemason, Fellowcraft Freemason, and Master Mason—harked back to early Templar days.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Our Freemasons knew from correspondence with those abroad that Bezukhov had obtained the confidence of many highly placed persons, had been initiated into many mysteries, had been raised to a higher grade, and was bringing back with him much that might conduce to the advantage of the Masonic cause in Russia.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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