Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

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Born: August 11, 1833, Dresden, Yates County, New York
Birth Country: USA
Died: Dobbs Ferry, New York, July 21, 1899
Occupation: Politician

1.
A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

2.
An honest God is the noblest work of man.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

3.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

4.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

5.
Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

6.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

7.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

8.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

9.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

10.
I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

11.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

12.
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

13.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

14.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

15.
It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

16.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

17.
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

18.
My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

19.
Reason, observation, and experience the holy trinity of science.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

20.
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

21.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

22.
The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

23.
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

24.
What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

25.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

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