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43 Famous Quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Education Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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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.

Anger Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Courage Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Courage Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Custom Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.

Debt Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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An honest God is the noblest work of man.

God Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.

Labor Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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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.

Liberty Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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By physical liberty I mean the right to do anything which does not interfere with the happiness of another. By intellectual liberty I mean the right to think wrong.

Liberty Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart--the best brain. The superior man ... stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

Man Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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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.

Providence Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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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.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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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.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Theology Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not.

Worth Quotes, by Robert Green Ingersoll

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