About Adam Weishaupt:
Johann Adam Weishaupt was a German philosopher and founder of the Order of the Illuminati, a secret society.
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.Adam Weishaupt
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.Adam Weishaupt
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.Adam Weishaupt