Robert Green Ingersoll Sayings and Quotes

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


In nature there are neither rewards or punishments - there are consequences.      

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

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.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Intellectual liberty is the air of the soul, the sunshine of the mind, and without it, the world is a prison, the universe a dungeon.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Reason, Observation, and Experience ; The Holy Trinity of Science.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

It is impossible to conceive of a more thoroughly despicable, hateful, and arrogant being, than the Jewish god.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Labor is the only prayer that nature answers.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

What light is to the eyes , what air is to the lungs, what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

Every child should be taught that useful work is worship and that intelligent labor is the highest form of prayer.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

A crime against god is a demonstrated impossibility.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

It is better to deserve without receiving than to receive without deserving.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Celibacy is the essence of vulgarity.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr, never the correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Meekness is the mask of malice.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Theology is not what we know about God, but what we do not know about nature.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Every library is an arsenal.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Sacred are the lips from which has issued only truth.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

We rise by lifting others.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.     

Robert Green Ingersoll