A Way With Words: Robert G. Ingersoll


Robert G. Ingersoll was eloquent like you wouldn’t believe… the man truly had a way with words. I am currently reading the entire works of Ingersoll, which is why I have been sharing so many of his quotes recently. Today I am going to share a few more which I found really insightful, and as always, perfectly stated.

“A few have said, “Think!” The many have said, “Believe!”

“The intellectual advancement of man depends upon how often he can exchange an old superstition for a new truth.”

“No one infers a god from the simple, from the known, from what is understood, but from the complex, from the unknown and incomprehensible. Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.”

“If abuses are destroyed, man must destroy them. If slaves are freed, man must free them. If new truths are discovered, man must discover them. If the naked are clothed; if the hungry are fed; if justice is done; if labor is rewarded; if superstition is driven from the mind; if the defenseless are protected; and if the right finally triumphs, all must be the work of man. The grand victories of the future must be won by man, and by man alone.”

“The trouble is, these pious people shut up their reason, and then open their bible.”

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