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The more liberty you give away the more you will have.

Robert Green Ingersoll in Liberty, You, Will

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The more liberty you give away the more you will have.

Robert Green Ingersoll

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.

Robert Green Ingersoll

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert Green Ingersoll

We can conceive of eternity because we cannot conceive of a cessation of time. We can conceive of infinite space because we cannot conceive of so much matter that our imagination will not stand upon the farthest star and see infinite space beyond.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Beauty is not all there is of poetry. It must contain the truth. It is not simply an oak, rude and grand, neither is it simply a vine. It is both. Around the oak of truth runs the vine of beauty.

Robert Green Ingersoll

A prayer that must have a cannon behind it better never be uttered. Forgiveness ought not to go in partnership with shot and shell. Love need not carry knives and revolvers.

Robert Green Ingersoll

If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.

Robert Green Ingersoll

What is it that distinguishes you and me from the lower animals - from the beasts? More, I say, than anything else, human sympathy - human sympathy.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others.

Robert Green Ingersoll

A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition's night, an inspiration and a prophecy.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Roscoe Conkling was a man of superb courage. He not only acted without fear, but he had that fortitude of soul which bears the consequences of the course pursued without complaint.

Robert Green Ingersoll

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Robert Green Ingersoll

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.

Robert Green Ingersoll