“Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Quote source:
Jeffers, H. Paul “Freemasons: A History and Exploration of the World’s Oldest Secret Society” (New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2005) p. 45

Lithograph titled: “FRANKLIN OPENING THE LODGE.” Beneath the image is printed text reading, “Copyrighted 1896 by Kurz & Allison, 76-78 Wabash Avenue, Chicago.”