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All Quotes by author - Robert Green Ingersoll
" A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie. "
" A good character, like a Gibraltar, will stand against the testimony of all the rascals in the universe, no matter how they assail it. It will stand, and it will stand firmer and grander the more it is assaulted. "
" A good way to make children tell the truth is to tell it yourself. Keep your word with your child the same as you would with your banker. "
" A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. "
" A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition's night, an inspiration and a prophecy. "
" All the men of wealth should remember that everybody in a community has got, in some way, to be supported. I want to see them so that they can support themselves by their own labor. "
" All the punishment in the world will not reform a man, unless he knows that he who inflicts it upon him does it for the sake of reformation, and really and truly loves him, and has his good at heart. Punishment inflicted for gratifying the appetite makes man afraid but debases him. "
" Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. "
" An honest God is the noblest work of man. "
" A prayer that must have a cannon behind it better never be uttered. Forgiveness ought not to go in partnership with shot and shell. Love need not carry knives and revolvers. "
" As long as the people persist in voting for or against men on account of their religious views, just so long will hypocrisy hold place and power. "
" As long as we can get redress in the courts, as long as the laws shall be honestly administered, as long as honesty and intelligence sit upon the bench, as long as intelligence sits in the chairs of jurors, this country will stand, the law will be enforced, and the law will be respected. "
" Beauty is not all there is of poetry. It must contain the truth. It is not simply an oak, rude and grand, neither is it simply a vine. It is both. Around the oak of truth runs the vine of beauty. "
" Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others. "
" Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed. "
" Courage without conscience is a wild beast. "
" Custom is a prison, locked and barred by those who long ago were dust, the keys of which are in the keeping of the dead. "
" Every fact in the universe will fit every other fact in the universe. A lie never did, never will fit anything but another lie made to fit it. Never, never! "
" Every good government is made up of good families. The unit of good government is the family, and anything that tends to destroy the family is perfectly devilish and infamous. "
" Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne. "
" Every man should be the intellectual proprietor of himself, honest with himself, and intellectually hospitable; and upon every brain, reason should be enthroned as king. "
" Every religion in the world has denounced every other religion as a fraud. That proves to me that they all tell the truth - about others. "
" Fear, prejudice, malice, and the love of approbation bribe a thousand men where gold bribes one. "
" Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms. "
" Few rich men own their property; their property owns them. "
" For the most part, we inherit our opinions. We are the heirs of habits and mental customs. "
" Freedom believes in education - the salvation of slavery is ignorance. "
" Freedom has invented every useful machine, from the lowest to the highest, from the simplest to the most complex. "
" George Eliot tenderly carried in her heart the burdens of our race. She looked through pity's tears upon the faults and frailties of mankind. "
" Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. "
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