Robert Ingersoll

1833 - 1899

A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on danger, genius, and mediocrity

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on experience, observation, reason, and science

Reason, Observation, and Experience - the Holy Trinity of Science.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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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 anger, mind, questions, and serenity

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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A Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll on birds

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A believer is a bird in a cage, a free-thinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wings.

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

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