Robert Ingersoll Quotes

59 Robert Ingersoll quotes:

"It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions"
"Age after age, the strong have trampled upon the weak; the crafty and heartless have ensnared and enslaved the simple and innocent, and nowhere, in all the annals of mankind, has any god succored the oppressed"
"In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action."
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"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."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"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."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate."
"Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science."
"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Hope Quotes American Lawyer Quotes
"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Belief Quotes American Lawyer Quotes
"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Giving Quotes American Lawyer Quotes
"It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Habit Quotes American Lawyer Quotes
"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."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes American Lawyer Quotes
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"I combat those only who, knowing nothing of the future, prophesy an eternity of pain- those who sow the seeds of fear in the hearts of men- those only who poison all the springs of life, and seat a skeleton at every feast"
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes
"Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin"
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"I found that the clergy did not understand their own book"
"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."
"Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense"
"Courage without conscience is a wild beast."
"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."

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