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Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

(1833-1899), American Orator, Lawyer

He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

Category: Aid And Assistance

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.

Category: Anger

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Category: Anger

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.

Category: Churches

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.

Category: Colleges And Universities

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.

Category: Consequences

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

Category: Courage

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

Category: Courage

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Category: Courage

If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.

Category: Forgiveness

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

Category: Happiness

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.

Category: Happiness

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

Category: Hope

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.

Category: Justice

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

Category: Kindness