Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.

When I see an exceedingly solemn man, I know he is an exceedingly stupid man. No man of any humor ever founded a religion – never. Humor sees both sides. While reason is the holy light, humor carries the lantern, and the man with a keen sense of humor is preserved from the solemn stupidities […]

Whenever a man believes that he has the exact truth from God, there is in that man no spirit of compromise. He has not the modesty born of the imperfections of human nature; he has the arrogance of theological certainty and the tyranny born of ignorant assurance. Believing himself to be the slave of God, […]

I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty.

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

If we admit that some infinite being has controlled the destinies of persons and peoples, history becomes a most cruel and bloody farce.

It is safe to say that every truth in the histories of those times (The Bible) is the result of accident or mistake.

Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb.

If the Bible is true the Devil exists. There is no escape from this. If the Devil does not exist the Bible is not true. There is no escape from this.