"The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Robert Green Ingersoll on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Robert Green Ingersoll on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Robert Green Ingersoll on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Robert Green Ingersoll on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Robert Green Ingersoll on Ernest Hemingway
"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."