Robert G. Ingersoll's Quotes

"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"I am not so much for the freedom of religion as I am for the religion of freedom."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"If there is a God, there should be no slaves."

-Robert G. Ingersoll, "The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child", 1877

"I have no confidence in any religion that can be demonstrated only to children."

-Robert G. Ingersoll, Political interview

"The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down here."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"We are not accountable for the sins of "Adam"

-Robert G. Ingersoll, "Myth and Miracle" 1885

"Salvation for credulity means damnation for investigation."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"To me, the most obscene word in our language is celibacy."

-Robert G. Ingersoll, "Liberty in Literature", 1890
"An infinite personality is an infinite impossibility."

-Robert G. Ingersoll, "Some Reasons Why", 1881
"Intelligence is the only moral guide."

-Robert G. Ingersoll, "What Would You Substitute For the Bible as a Moral Guide?"
"Our ignorance is God; what we know is science."

-Robert G. Ingersoll, "The Gods", 1872
"I have always noticed that the people who have the smallest souls make the most fuss about getting them saved."

-Robert G. Ingersoll
"Science built the Academy, superstition the inquisition."

-Robert G. Ingersoll
"Think of the egotism of a man who believes that an infinite being wants his praise!"

-Robert G. Ingersoll
"If we are immortal, it is a fact of nature, and that fact does not depend on bibles, on Christs, priest, or creeds."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

"If only Christians go to heaven and all others go to hell, it seems to me that there will be a thousand times more misery in the next world than in this."

-Robert G. Ingersoll

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