Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds others in contempt.

It has been contended for many years that the Ten Commandments are the foundation of all ideas of justice and law. Eminent jurists have bowed to popular prejudice, and deformed their works by statements to the effect that the Mosaic laws are the fountains from which sprang all ideas of right and wrong. Nothing can […]

It is contended by many that ours is a Christian government, founded upon the Bible, and that all who look upon that book as false or foolish are destroying the foundation of our country. The truth is, our government is not founded upon the rights of gods, but upon the rights of men.

By the efforts of these infidels, the name of God was left out of the Constitution of the United States. They knew that if an infinite being was put in, no room would be left for the people. They knew that if any church was made the mistress of the state, that mistress, like all […]

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

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Whether the Bible is true or false, is of no consequence in comparison with the mental freedom of the race.

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

The clergy know that I know that they know that they do not know.

These orthodox ministers do not add to the sum of knowledge. They produce nothing. They live upon alms. They hate laughter and joy. They officiate at weddings, sprinkle water upon babes, and utter meaningless words and barren promises above the dead. They laugh at the agony of unbelievers, mock at their tears, and of their […]