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Robert Green Ingersoll
August 11, 1833 - July 21, 1899
Nationality: American
Category: Lawyer
Subcategory: American Lawyer

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.


In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.


I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.


Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.


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


Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.


The more liberty you give away the more you will have.


In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.


Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.


An honest God is the noblest work of man.


In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.


Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.


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.


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


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


Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.


Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.


If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.


In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.


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.


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