Robert Ingersoll Quotes

59 Robert Ingersoll quotes:

"If we should put god in the Constitution there would be no room left for man"
"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations"
"According to this account the promise of the devil was fulfilled to the very letter, Adam and Eve did not die, and they did become as gods, knowing good and evil"
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"An honest God is the noblest work of man."
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"Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them."
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"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."
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"Anger blows out the lamp of the mind"
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"Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty"
"It is impossible for me to conceive of a character more utterly detestable than that of the Hebrew god"
"The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself"
"Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation."
"The present is the necessary product of all the past, the necessary cause of all the future"
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"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."
"In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous"
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"There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor"
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"The history of intellectual progress is written in the lives of infidels"
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"If we admit that some infinite being has controlled the destinies of persons and peoples, history becomes a most cruel and bloody farce"
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"I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity"
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"He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong"
"To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead"
Author: Ingersoll Quotes Category: Giving Quotes

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