Facts about Robert Green Ingersoll

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Robert Green Ingersoll was a famous Lawyer from USA, who lived between August 11, 1833 and July 21, 1899. He/she became 65 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by Robert, under the main topics: Anger, Education, Happiness, Nature, Religion.

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Famous quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll (44)


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"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind"
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"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism"
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"We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death"
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"Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery"
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"It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead"
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"Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice"
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"I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot"
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"Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed"
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"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers"
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"Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell"
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"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense"
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"In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds"
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"Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result"
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"Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself"
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"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense"
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"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane"
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"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"
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"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself"
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"There is no slavery but ignorance"
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"In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing"
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"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"
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"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind"
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"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"
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"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"
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"The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself"
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"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"
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"In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action"
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"If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith"
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"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"
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"Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity"
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"An honest God is the noblest work of man"
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"There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven"
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"Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows"
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"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows"
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"Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne"
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"Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate"
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"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane"
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"I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not"
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"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"
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"Few rich men own their property; their property owns them"
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"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"
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"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences"
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"In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous"
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"Courage without conscience is a wild beast"


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