Justice is the only worship. Love is the only priest. Ignorance is the only slavery. Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now, The place to be happy is here, The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)
Contributed by: Zaady
I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart - the best brain.
Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
One man in the right will finally get to be a majority.
Commerce is the great civilizer. We exchange ideas when we exchange fabrics.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
Source: Lectures & Essays, 1896
Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
There is no slavery but ignorance.
Source: The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child, 1877
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