Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes (39 quotations)

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1. A place where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed. - Robert Green Ingersoll

2. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

4. Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

6. Don't you know that if people could bottle the air they would? Don't you know that there would be an American Air-bottling Association? And don't you know that they would allow thousands and millions to die for want of breath, if they could not pay for air? I am not blaming anybody. I am just telling how it is. - Robert Green Ingersoll

7. Few rich men own their property; their property owns them. - Robert Green Ingersoll

8. Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. - Robert Green Ingersoll

9. Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

12. I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. - Robert Green Ingersoll

13. I hope there is another life, for I would like to see how things come out in this world when I am dead. - Robert Green Ingersoll

14. I'd rather smoke one cigar than hear two sermons. - Robert Green Ingersoll

15. 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

16. If we are immortal it is a fact in nature, and we are not indebted to priests for it, nor to bibles for it, and it cannot be destroyed by unbelief. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

18. In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

20. In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds. - Robert Green Ingersoll

21. In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous. - Robert Green Ingersoll

22. Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

24. It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead. - Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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