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“Do you not know that every religion in the world has declared every other religion a fraud? Yes, we all know it. That is the time all religions tell the truth – each of the other.”

Robert G. Ingersoll
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
There will never be a generation of great men until there has been a generation of free women - of free mothers.
There will never be a generation of great men until there has been a generation of free women – of free mothers.
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.
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.
Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power.
Most people can bear adversity; but if you wish to know what a man really is give him power.
Superstition is, always has been, and forever will be, the foe of progress, the enemy of education and the assassin of freedom.
Superstition is, always has been, and forever will be, the foe of progress, the enemy of education and the assassin of freedom.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition's night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.

12 Wise Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes that Will Make You Think

“Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!”

Robert G. Ingersoll
The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellowmen.
The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellowmen.
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
The truth shall make you free, but first, it shall make you angry.
The truth shall make you free, but first, it shall make you angry.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance.
Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance.

“When every church becomes a school, every cathedral a university, every clergyman a teacher, and all their hearers brave and honest thinkers, then – and not until then – will the dream of poet, patriot, philanthropist and philosopher become a real and blessed

truth.”

Robert G. Ingersoll
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
The more a man knows, the more willing he is to learn. The less a man knows, the more positive he is that he knows everything...
The more a man knows, the more willing he is to learn. The less a man knows, the more positive he is that he knows everything…
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.

10 Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes on Doctrine and Religion

“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.”

Robert G. Ingersoll
To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.
To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.
The hands that help are better far than lips that pray.
The hands that help are better far than lips that pray.
As more people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers.
As more people become more intelligent they care less for preachers and more for teachers.

“It is contended by many that ours is a Christian government, founded upon the Bible, and that all who look upon the book as false or foolish are destroying the foundation of our country. The truth is, our government is not founded upon the rights of gods, but upon the rights of men. Our Constitution was framed, not to declare and uphold the deity of Christ, but the sacredness of humanity. Ours is the first government made by the people and for the people. It is the only nation with which the gods have had nothing to do.”

Robert G. Ingersoll
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
If the Bible and my brain are both the work of the same infinite God, whose fault is it that the book and my brain do not agree?
If the Bible and my brain are both the work of the same infinite God, whose fault is it that the book and my brain do not agree?
This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.
This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.
The doctrine of immortality rests upon human affection. We love; therefore, we wish to live.
The doctrine of immortality rests upon human affection. We love; therefore, we wish to live.
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.

7 InspirationalRobert G. Ingersoll Quotes About Life

“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.”

Robert G. Ingersoll
We rise by lifting others.
We rise by lifting others.
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.

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