What light is to the eyes, what love is to the heart, Liberty is to the soul of man. Without it, there come suffocation, degradation and death.
Robert G. Ingersoll, at the trial of C.B. Reynolds for blasphemy (May 1887).
Above all things, one should maintain his self-respect, and there is but one way to do that, and that is to live in accordance with your highest ideal.Robert Ingersoll
I believe it was Magellan who said, "The Church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church."Robert Ingersoll
Few rich men own their property. The property owns them.Robert Ingersoll
The defendant in this case has attacked certain beliefs, thought by the Christian world to be sacred. Yet, after all, nothing is sacred but the truth, and by truth I mean what a man sincerely and honestly believes.Robert Ingersoll
The hope of science isthe perfection of the human race. The hope of theology is the salvation of a fewand the damnation of almost everybody.Robert Ingersoll
An honest God is the noblest work of man. See Pope 660:25.Robert Ingersoll
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences.Robert Ingersoll