Robert Green Ingersoll quotes

“Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“There is no slavery but ignorance.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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

“I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“An honest God is the noblest work of man.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“The more liberty you give away the more you will have.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

“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
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