Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

Robert Green Ingersoll

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.

Robert Green Ingersoll

The only thing that makes life endurable in this world is human love, and yet, according to Christianity, that is the very thing that we are not to have in the other world. We are to be so taken up with Jesus and angels, that we shall care nothing about our brothers and sisters that have been damned. We shall be so carried away with the music of the harp that we shall not even hear the wail of father and mother. Such a religion is a disgrace to human nature.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness is not a reward / it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment / it is a result.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

What has religion to do with facts? Nothing

Robert Green Ingersoll

Religion is one of the phases of thought through which the world is passing

Robert Green Ingersoll

Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.

Robert Green Ingersoll

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous

Robert Green Ingersoll

There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor

Robert Green Ingersoll

Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.

Robert Green Ingersoll

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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