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Robert Ingersoll Quotes

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When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
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#Compromise

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Happiness is not a reward / it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment / it is a result.
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#Happiness

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Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
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#Science And Scientists #Experience

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

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God so loved the world that he made up his mind to damn a large majority of the human race
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#God

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A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.
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#American Lawyer #Facts

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

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The real oppressor, enslaver, and corrupter of the people is the Bible
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#People

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The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
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#Courage #inspirational

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Every library is an arsenal
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#Arsenal

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If Christ, in fact, said "I came not to bring peace but a sword," it is the only prophecy in the New Testament that has been literally fulfilled
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#God

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My principal objections to orthodox religion are two - slavery here and hell hereafter
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#Hell

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Heresy is a cradle; orthodoxy a coffin
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#Belief

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

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The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
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#Eyes

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To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead
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#Giving

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I would rather live with the woman I love in a world full of trouble, than to live in heaven with nobody but men
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#Heaven

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

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He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
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#Aid And Assistance

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Science built the Academy, superstition the inquisition
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#Science

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If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish - if a little more enlightened, religion would perish
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#Astrology

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It is said that from Mount Sinai God gave, amid thunderings and lightnings, ten commandments for the guidance of mankind; and yet among them is not found Thou shalt believe The Bible
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#God

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The careful reader of the New Testament will find three Christs described: - One who wished to preserve Judaism - one who wished to reform it, and one who built a system of his own
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#Judaism And Jews

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If all the bones of all the victims of the Catholic Church could be gathered together, a monument higher than all the pyramids would rise
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#Catholicism

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There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
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#American Lawyer #Atheism

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In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
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#Death