"This system was a reform of the Unknown Superiors in The Strict Observance.
The Illuminati’s structure and organization is impeccable. And known. No pretension or mysticism. Pure methodical rationalism."
Josef Wages 2013
"In your heart of hearts, you distrust the power of knowledge, and you respect only power.
With us Jews it is different. We Jews cherish knowledge immensely. In our homes and in our prayer houses, learning is a lifelong pursuit. Learning is our lifelong passion; it is at the core of our being; it is the reason, according to our sages, for which we were created.
Our fierce love of learning could have counterbalanced your excessive love of might."
Isaac Abravanel to King Ferdinand and Isabella 1492