"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Robert Green Ingersoll on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Robert Green Ingersoll on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Robert Green Ingersoll on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Robert Green Ingersoll on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Robert Green Ingersoll on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."