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Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

About Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll

Life: 1833 - 1899

Country: us flag America

Profession: Politician;

Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 - July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism.

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Quotations

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

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow the teachings of the new, he would be insane.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

An honest God is the noblest work of man.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

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