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Robert Green Ingersoll

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Every library is an arsenal
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
{Debbs' letter to EUGENE V. DEBS He had all the attributes...
THOMAS A. EDISON A library is an arsenal of liberty.
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
America doesn't know today how proud she ought to be of her WALT WHITMAN The future historian will rank ELIZABETH CADY STANTON A library is an arsenal of liberty.
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WALT WHITMAN I remember on one of my many visits with JOSEPH LEWIS {Stockton, a playwright who performed plays about RICHARD F. STOCKTON {Letter from Fawcett to the great EDGAR FAWCETT Except for my daughters, I have not grieved for any death as I have grieved for MARK TWAIN As long as there is one person suffering an injustice; as long as one person is forced to bear an un...
JOSEPH LEWIS
The name of EUGENE V. DEBS I leave pansies, the symbolic flower of freethought, in memory of the Great Agnostic, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN CLARENCE DARROW As a matter of fact, with all HERMAN E. KITTREDGE Could I but acquaint the world with JOSEPH LEWIS I've just come to my room, Livy darling, I guess this was the memorable night of my life. By George,...
MARK TWAIN
When I visited JOSEPH LEWIS We not only do not believe that man is punished for his 'sins,' but emphatically state that there is...
JOSEPH LEWIS
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CHARLES S. THOMAS
No institution of learning of JOSEPH LEWIS {The final resolutions at HERMAN E. KITTREDGE In the campaign of 1876, ROBERT MARION LA FOLLETTE I heard Mr. Ing...
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
{Miller, who was president of American Federation of Musicians, had this to say about OWEN MILLER {Colonel Carr's testimony of EUGENE ASA CARR It is an arms race, another tool in the arsenal.
AMIR ORAD
Life is an audition.
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A library card, ... An adult library card.
BOBBY DARIN
A library card, ... An adult library card.
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We must remember that there is a great difference between a myth and a miracle. A myth is the ideali...
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
The death of HERMAN E. KITTREDGE My library is an archive of longings.
SUSAN SONTAG
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Kau bisa melihat masa depan kalau kau punya pemahaman dasar tentang bagaimana orang akan bersikap
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And then it was the kind of dark your eyes never adjust to.
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If every library is in some sense a reflection of its readers, it is also an image of that which we ...
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You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.
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And even though he felt pitiful and ridiculous, he didn't want it to end, because he knew the absenc...
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but there was no denying her smile. That smile could end wars and cure cancer.
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No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed.
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I never had a strategy about my life. I didn't have enough information to have a strategy. I'...
ALAN DERSHOWITZ
The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death every ti...
ELLIOTT ABRAMS
Nothing is more impotent than an unread library.
JOHN WATERS
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
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What has religion to do with facts? Nothing
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If all the bones of all the victims of the Catholic Church could be gathered together, a monument hi...
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In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous
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A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact wi...
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Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to b...
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It is hard to conceive of the utter demoralization, of the political blindness and immorality, of th...
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Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
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Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
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Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others.
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The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
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Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell.
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Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
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This great question of predestination and free will, of free moral agency and accountability, and be...
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By physical liberty I mean the right to do anything which does not interfere with the happiness of a...
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He who refuses to stoop, who cannot be bribed by the promise of success or the fear of failure - who...
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Voltaire, as full of life as summer is full of blossoms, giving his ideas upon all subjects at the e...
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It is said that from Mount Sinai God gave, amid thunderings and lightnings, ten commandments for the...
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Nothing could be more dangerous to the existence of this Republic than to introduce religion into po...
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If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he wou...
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Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion.
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So far as I am concerned, I think more of reasons than of reputations, more of principles than of pe...
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The destroyer of weeds, thistles, and thorns is a benefactor whether he soweth grain or not
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I found that the clergy did not understand their own book
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My creed is that; Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is...
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Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion
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A place where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
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The Declaration of Independence was a denial, and the first denial of a nation, of the infamous dogm...
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The history of intellectual progress is written in the lives of infidels
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The good part of Christmas is not always Christian -- it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, ...
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If there is any God, there is only one way to please him, and that is by a conscientious discharge o...
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Insolence is not logic; epithets are the arguments of malice.
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A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing
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It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough ...
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He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
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Science built the Academy, superstition the inquisition
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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
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ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
In France, the people were the sport of a king's caprice. Everywhere was the shadow of the Basti...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
We can conceive of eternity because we cannot conceive of a cessation of time. We can conceive of in...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough ...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
There are some of his sayings which show him to have been a devout Jew, others that he wished to des...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Every man who expresses an honest thought is a soldier in the army of intellectual liberty
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Whoever labors for the happiness of those he loves elevates himself, no matter whether he works in t...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Whoever imagines himself a favorite with God holds others in contempt
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
I suppose it can be truthfully said that Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputat...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
To hate man and worship god seems to be the sum of all the creeds
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
It is safe to say that every truth in the histories of those times (The Bible) is the result of acci...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
If the Bible is true, it needs no inspiration, and - if not true, inspiration can do it no good
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
My objection to Christianity is that it is infinitely cruel, infinitely selfish, and I might add inf...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
There will never be a generation of great men until there has been a generation of free women
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
We are not accountable for the sins of Adam
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
As long as the people persist in voting for or against men on account of their religious views, just...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
When men are prosperous, they are in love with life. Nature grows beautiful, the arts begin to flour...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Homes make patriots. He who has sat by his own fireside with wife and children will defend it. Few m...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that ho...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
God so loved the world that he made up his mind to damn a large majority of the human race
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
There are some truths, however, that we should never forget: Superstition has always been the relent...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
And we are called upon to worship such a God; to get upon our knees and tell him that he is good, th...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
If matter cannot be destroyed, cannot be annihilated, it could not have been created. The indestruct...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
In my judgment, the American people are too brave, too charitable, too generous, too magnanimous, to...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
The real sustains the same relation to the ideal that a stone does to a statue - or that paint does ...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
The undressed is vulgar - the nude is pure
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
A good character, like a Gibraltar, will stand against the testimony of all the rascals in the unive...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
The grandest ambition that any man can possibly have is to so live and so improve himself in heart a...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
I say, let us think. Let each one express his thought. Let us become investigators, not followers, n...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
I can imagine no sweeter way to end one's life than in the quiet of the country, out of the mad ...
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL
Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL