For many years Freemasons have followed three great principles. Freemasons believe that these principles represent a way of achieving higher standards in life.
- Brotherly Love
- Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.
- Freemasons are taught to practice charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole, both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.
- Freemasons strive for truth and honesty, requiring high moral standards and aiming to achieve them in their own lives.