Robert Ingersoll

1833 - 1899

A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on accidents, colors, heart, inferiority, men, and superiority

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.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: 1896

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on men

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Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on majorities

One man in the right will finally get to be a majority.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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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 ideas

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Commerce is the great civilizer. We exchange ideas when we exchange fabrics.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on common sense and education

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

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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