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Robert Ingersoll Quotes (76 Quotes)


  • It is impossible for me to conceive of a character more utterly detestable than that of the Hebrew god
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • A God who gave his entire time for 40 years to the work of converting three millions of people, and succeeded in getting only two men, and not a single woman, decent enough to enter the promised land (Num
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • He loves his country best who strives to make it best
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • I admit that books were voted in and out, and that the Bible was finally formed in accordance with a vote
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • The inspired Bible has been and is the greatest curse of Christendom, and will so remain as long as it is held to be inspired
    (Robert Ingersoll)


  • A crime against god is a demonstrated impossibility
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • Calvin was as near like the God of the Old Testament as his health permitted
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • Give the church a place in the Constitution, let her touch once more the sword of power, and the priceless fruit of all ages will turn to ashes on the lips of men
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • But if the witnesses are inspired of God then there is no reason for their disagreeing on anything, and if they do disagree it is a demonstration that they were not inspired
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • I found that the clergy did not understand their own book
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • The Declaration of Independence was a denial, and the first denial of a nation, of the infamous dogma that God confers the right upon one man to govern others
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • The real oppressor, enslaver, and corrupter of the people is the Bible
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand injustice everywhere hypocrisy at the altar venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor
    (Robert Ingersoll)

  • There are some of his sayings which show him to have been a devout Jew, others that he wished to destroy Judaism, others showing that he held all people except the Jews in contempt and that the wished to save no others, others showing that he wished
    (Robert Ingersoll)