Quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll

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Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
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In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
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Religion supports nobody. It has to be supported. It produces no wheat, no corn; it ploughs no land; it fells no forests. It is a perpetual mendicant. It lives on the labors of others, and then has the arrogance to pretend that it supports the giver.
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There is something wrong in a government where they who do the most have the least. There is something wrong when honesty wears a rag, and rascality a robe; when the loving, the tender, eat a crust, while the infamous sit at banquets.
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If by any possibility the existence of a power superior to, and independent of, nature shall be demonstrated, there will then be time enough to kneel. Until then, let us stand erect.
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Don't you know that if people could bottle the air they would? Don't you know that there would be an American Air-bottling Association? And don't you know that they would allow thousands and millions to die for want of breath, if they could not pay for air? I am not blaming anybody. I am just telling how it is.
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Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.
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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
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Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
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It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
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