Honesty is the Cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

– Mary Kay Ash

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Cornerstone Quotables / The Value of Honesty

Rabbi Samuel b. Nahmani said in Rabbi Jonathan’s name:

‘I will give thanks unto Thee, for Thou hast answered me’ was said by David.
‘The stone which the builders rejected is become the chief corner-stone’ by Jesse…
‘This is the Lord’s doing’, by his brothers…
‘This is the day which the Lord hath made’ by Samuel…

– Babylonian Talmud, Mas. Pesachim 119a

Cornerstone Quotables – Talmudic Reference to the ‘Cornerstone’

This degree actually has the candidate ritually removing Jesus Christ from the foundation of the Temple….The ceremony enacted out centres around a hidden vault that is found during rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple. The candidate is lowered down into this vault and told to remove the Cornerstone to allow more light into the vault. A Mason acting as Zerubbabel calls out to the candidate ‘Rise, wrench forth the keystone, and prepare to receive the light of the Holy Word’…The lecture includes the explanation “the secrets of the Royal Arch were only regained by wrenching forth the keystone thereof”

– The ‘Cornerstone’ Rejected, Christian-restoration.com

Cornerstone Quotables, Part II.

The Cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.

– Cornerstone, Wikipedia

Definition of the Cornerstone, Part I.

Visions such as those of Ezekiel and John, describe figures with the heads of a man, lion, ox, and eagle, which just happen to match the four “Cornerstone” constellations (Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:7). It is precisely these four key figures which are the most easily matched with the four principal sons of Israel because each is mentioned in the blessings. Reuben is compared to a man and to water, Judah is compared to a lion, Dan to a serpent (counterpart of the eagle), and Joseph’s two sons to the horns of the wild ox. Those link to the constellations of the Water Bearer, the Lion, the Scorpion, and the Bull, respectively (Genesis 49: 4, 9, 17; Deuteronomy 33:17). Those four sons are each also assigned to four directions (Numbers 2:3, 10, 18, 25), and those four constellations are evenly spaced around the circle, as are the four points of a compass.

– Twelve Sons, Twelve Constellations, by John P. Pratt, Meridian Magazine

The Four Living Creatures of the Bible and the Four ‘Cornerstone’ Constellations of the Zodiac

Cornerstone Quotables, Part I.