"I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous - if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all, because they enslave the minds of men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Robert Green Ingersoll on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Robert Green Ingersoll on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Robert Green Ingersoll on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Robert Green Ingersoll on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Robert Green Ingersoll on Mahatma Gandhi
"It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions."
"Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."
"Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell."
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
"We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death."