- A great worldwide united brotherhood and sisterhood.
- An organization that favors no person for their wealth and frowns on none for their poverty.
- A fraternity founded on the basis of universal brotherhood.
- Based upon the purest principles of equality.
- Non-political and non-sectarian.
- A source of comfort in times of trouble and adversity.
- A world-wide force that stands for all that is noblest and highest.
- One of the strongest fraternal societies in the world.
- Fulfilling a mission in the world which no other institution has successfully attempted.
- Founded on the North American continent in 1819.