Quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation, and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be relieved only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance called 'faith.'
– Robert Green Ingersoll
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 Green Ingersoll
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
There is no slavery but ignorance.
– Robert Green Ingersoll