Robert Green Ingersoll quotes

 quotes - The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Share

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

 quotes - Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. Share

“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

 quotes - Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Share

“Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

 quotes - Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Share

“Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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

“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

“Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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

“Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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

“In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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

“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

“Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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

“Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Courage without conscience is a wild beast.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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