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Famous Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Love:

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

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.

Love is the only bow on life’s dark cloud. It is the Morning and the Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth. It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody, for music is the voice of Love. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay. It is the perfume of the wondrous flowerthe heartand without that sacred passion, … we are less than beasts but with it, earth and heaven are gods.

On Kindness:

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

On Death:

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

On Happiness:

Happiness is not a reward – it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment – it is a result.

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.

My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.

On God:

An honest God is the noblest work of man.

On Religion:

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.