Robert Green Ingersoll

Robert Green Ingersoll

American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician

Lived from: 1833-1899

Category: Politics

Quotes: Robert Green Ingersoll

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    Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
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    Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
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    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.
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    Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
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    Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
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    Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
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    Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
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    Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
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    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.
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    He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
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    Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
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    I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.
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    I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
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    If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.
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    In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.
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