Robert G. Ingersoll Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old robert g. ingersoll quotes, robert g. ingersoll sayings, and robert g. ingersoll proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

He loves his country best who strives to make it best.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and his fellow men.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Liberty a word without which all other words are vain.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

He loves his country best who strives to make it best.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Arguments cannot be answered by personal abuse; there is no logic in slander, and falsehood, in the long run, defeats itself.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Nothing but truth is immortal.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

The religionist is a living fossil, embedded in that rock called faith.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

I do not see how it is possible for a man to die worth fifty million of dollars, or ten million of dollars, in a city full of want, when he meets almost every day the withered hand of beggary and the white lips of famine. How a man can withstand all that, and hold in the clutch of his greed twenty or thirty million of dollars, is past my comprehension. I do not see how he can do it. I should not think he could do it any more than he could keep a pile of lumber on the beach, where hundreds and thousands of men were drowning in the sea.     

Robert G. Ingersoll