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Quotations by author » Robert Green Ingersoll
American Statesman and Orator, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of atheism. 1833-1899
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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
I admit that books were voted in and out, and that the Bible was finally formed in accordance with a vote
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
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
I found that the clergy did not understand their own book
I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations
I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity
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.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
I would rather live with the woman I love in a world full of trouble, than to live in heaven with nobody but men
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.
If all the bones of all the victims of the Catholic Church could be gathered together, a monument higher than all the pyramids would rise
If Christ, in fact, said "I came not to bring peace but a sword," it is the only prophecy in the New Testament that has been literally fulfilled
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.
If the account given in Genesis is really true, ought we not, after all, to thank this serpent? He was the first schoolmaster, the first advocate of learning, the first enemy of ignorance, the first to whisper in human ears the sacred word liberty,
If the Bible is true, it needs no inspiration, and - if not true, inspiration can do it no good
If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish - if a little more enlightened, religion would perish
If we admit that some infinite being has controlled the destinies of persons and peoples, history becomes a most cruel and bloody farce
If we have the right to use our reason, we certainly have the right to act in accordance with it, and no god can have the right to punish us for such action
If we should put god in the Constitution there would be no room left for man
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