Robert Ingersoll

1833 - 1899

A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll

. . . the hands that help are holier than the lips that pray.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on army, honesty, liberty, soldiers, and thought

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on anger and mind

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Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on money

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I would rather be a beggar and spend my money like a king, than be a king and spend money like a beggar.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on consequences, nature, and reward

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: Lectures & Essays, 1896

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on joy and love

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Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on consequences, happiness, punishment, reward, and suffering

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

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on ignorance and slavery

There is no slavery but ignorance.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child, 1877

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on justice

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Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on art, change, darkness, dreams, earth, heart, heaven, home, immortality, joy, life, love, motherhood, music, passion, patriotism, philosophy, poets, quiet, sacred, and world

Love is the only bow on life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and the Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth. It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody, for music is the voice of Love. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay. It is the perfume of the wondrous flower-the heart-and without that sacred passion, . . . we are less than beasts; but with it, earth and heaven are gods.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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