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Robert Green Ingersoll quotes

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

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.

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.

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

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

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