Famous quotes by Robert Ingersoll

Robert Ingersoll Famous quotes2 Famous quotes by Robert Ingersoll

 

Robert Ingersoll was most noted as an orator, the most popular of the age, when oratory was public entertainment. He spoke on every subject, from Shakespeare to Reconstruction but his most popular subjects were agnosticism and the sanctity and refuge of the family. He committed his speeches to memory although they were sometimes more than three hours long. His audiences were said never to be restless.

Robert Green Ingersoll (1833 – 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed “The Great Agnostic.”

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

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Robert Ingersoll Famous quotes

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments—there are consequences.

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

Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

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

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

To hate man and love god seems to be the sum of all creeds.

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.

Courage without conscience is a wild beast. Robert Ingersoll

The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart.

 


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