Robert Green Ingersoll
Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.
There is no slavery but ignorance.
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
An honest God is the noblest work of man.
Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.
The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.